Emma Glover Design

Get to Know VFW Jewelry Designers Emma Glover & Trudy Wynans

Meet Emma Glover of Emma Glover Designs and Trudy Wynans of Toodlebunny, two jewelry designers who will be at this September’s Vancouver Fashion Week!

Emma Glover Design

With one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry, Emma Glover can make any custom design you want. If you take a look at her Instagram, you can see all the beautiful and unique engagement rings, wedding rings, and other pieces of jewelry that she has crafted.

VFW: What’s one other language that you wish you could speak? Or can you speak any other language?

EG: I would love to speak Spanish more fluently. I went to school for metal smithing in the mountains of Mexico, and was able to get by…at probably a toddler level.

Emma Glover Design

Emma Glover Design

VFW: Where do you get your inspiration from?

EG: Inspiration is everywhere! Any moment in life that makes my heart flutter or brings a lump to my throat (usually in a good way) sends me on a tangent of ideas. Most often these moments happen for me in nature, where raw beauty is perfection…where being covered in sand, soaked by a wave and warmed by the sun is the best feeling ever. Today the solar eclipse moved me more than I was expecting, and I have maybe a dozen ideas inspired by today.

Emma Glover Design

Emma Glover Design

VFW: What helps you focus when creating/designing a new piece?

EG: The urgency to get the idea out of my head. Focusing on making a new design has never been an effort for me, but stopping when I’m on a roll is the worst! Especially because I almost never stop at just one idea. One design concept inevitably leads to at least one or two more, which then leads to more. My poor kids eat more takeout than I’d like to admit because I get a bit lost in my studio on a train of design ideas.

TOODLEBUNNY

Created by designer Trudy Wynans, Toodlebunny was launched in the spring of 2016 and has since then joined the ranks of talented jewelry designers in Vancouver. Her handcrafted designs feature everything from brass, gold, wood and semiprecious stones. Check out her Instagram to take a closer look at the pieces she has made.


VFW: What’s your most favourite piece that you have designed, so far? Why?

TW: There are so many favourites, but probably the most recent one is a statement piece I made fall 2016. It was one of those ones that I had a hard time selling because I loved it SO much! This piece looked fabulous on my client, so I was happy to see it go to a good home and knew she would adore it as much as I did. The piece was the Cleo Collar with hammered brass polished to a brilliant shine and a cascade of silver aura quartz points.

 

VFW: Do you remember what the first piece of jewelry you designed? What was it?

TW: I’ve been designing for just over 11 years.  I believe the first piece I created was a sterling silver ring made in a casting class I took with the Vancouver School Board.  I still have that ring and wear it on occasion.  Although my current work is more focused on one of a kind pieces using mixed media and revamping vintage elements, those first experiences in silversmithing are really what made me want to become a jewelry designer.

 

VFW: Do you own a special piece of jewelry that is important to you? Something with significant meaning?

TW: My partner and I have been together for over 20 years. We never got married but he did give me a pair of diamond stud earrings about ten years ago. I wear these everyday and I signify these as my ‘ring’ and our commitment to each other.  

 

Get an in-person look at the handmade designs of Emma Glover Designs and Trudy Wynans’ Toodlebunny at Vancouver Fashion Week!

 

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