Happy Father's Day * June 21, 2020
 

Can't wait for June's sunny days
and BBQ weather!

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I hope everyone is in a good place right now.  I'm lucky that I work from my Studio among the greenery and the beautiful flowers that my husband Emil has planted in our garden.  He just told me that because of COVID isolation, he is way ahead on his "outdoor" schedule for power washing, flower planting and prepping the lawn this Spring!  This means he can afford to start relaxing before Father's Day for once.

What Emil is doing is far from what my Dad had in mind for my sister and me back in the day... dragging us out with him, to work the family "farm" in Brooklyn, NY!  Looking back, I miss every minute of it.  
Wishing everyone a 
very happy Father's Day !!



Trying to be a city farmer in our Brooklyn backyard with my Daddy and sister!  Our family version of the "American Gothic"


My Dad loved to demo at his shows, so that he can focus on his paintings and leave all the sales and talking to my mom - perfect partnership!
Notice that I take after my Dad with his display skills ... completely fill every square inch of space available!


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June B irthstone
We lust for Pearls
and Alexandrite



Taking Flight one-of-a-kind pearl & silver ring $250
Beautiful natural color organic pearls with silver & gold-filled links - 20" long  $390

June | Pearl and Alexandrite
June birthdays claim two birthstones; pearl and Alexandrite. Pearls have been wildly popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty. Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rare and desirable since they change color based on the lighting.

Pearls
People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years; the oldest written mention being in 2,206 BC. In ancient China, pearls were believed to guarantee protection from fire and fire-breathing dragons. In Europe, they symbolized modesty, chastity, and purity.

Alexandrite
Since the discovery of alexandrite , the gemstone has been thought to bring luck, good fortune and love. In Russia, it is considered to be a stone  of very good omen. It is believed to bring balance in the interaction between the physical manifest world and the unmanifest spiritual, or astral world.

People often ask me 
What are baroque pearls exactly?

Baroque pearls or 'wild pearls' are cultivated pearls with a nacre core inside (therefore they are also called 'nucleus pearls'). That core is not round but can have all kinds of shapes and sizes. The nacre grows around the core and follows the shape of the core. The full-grown pearl has irregular shapes, depending on the core.

A lot of the cultivated freshwater pearls can be called baroque pearls, because their core is mantle-tissue nucleated, instead of bead nucleated. But only the very irregular shaped pearls are called 'baroque' pearls and the other once are called after their shape, like button or potato pearl.

Cultivated saltwater pearls can also be baroque pearls. Their shape is mostly a 'teardrop' because their core is a spherical nucleated bead.

Valuable or not?
The South Sea and the Tahiti pearls are the most valuable baroque pearls you can find. They are rather expensive since it takes a long time before the oyster has 'made' enough nacre around the core. The longer it takes, the more beautiful the nacre of the pearl. And when it takes longer to grow a perfect baroque pearl the rarer its harvest, and so, more expensive.


The Bridge Nesting Pearl cuff Bracelet Sterling silver, 14k & 18k gold with pearl  $650

Check out my online shop 
for some of my new designs!



Everyone Loves
Pearls
........................

Show your love while
respecting each others'
"social distance"

Celebrate the grad in your life,  for the new bride, or
the bridal party
with something special from
Chi's Jewelry Collection!

Let us wow you with our extensive pearl collection...




Sterling silver earring wires in long, medium and lever back sterling silver $30 pair each
Also available in pink & black pearls




Sterling silver pearl & aquamarine
Top $130, Bottom $80
Middle Left $100 & Right $50



Shop Online  or email me 
for local pick-up at Chi's Studio

Respecting Social Distance
 

GRANVILLE ISLAND
PUBLIC  MARKET DATES
CANCELLED
 
 
info@chiscreations.com
604.783.2238



 

Due to the current  COVID-19 situation, 
please check with 
each location if they are open!


Look for
Chi's Creations Jewelry
Around Town Near You
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32 Books Gallery
3185 Edgemont Blvd, Edgemont Village
tel. 604.980.9032

The Audain Art Museum
4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
tel. 604.962.0413

Benee Rubin Jewellery Design
2629 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
tel.  604.278.8456

The Circle Craft Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver
1666 Johnston St. Net Loft
tel. 604.669.8021

Crafthouse
1386 Cartwright Street, Granville I sland, Vancouver
tel. 604.687.6511

Crafthouse at YVR
Vancouver Int'l. Airport,  Domestic Terminal
tel. 604.278.7949

Kizmit Gift Gallery
Unit 150, 9220 Glover Rd, Fort Langley
tel. 604.881.0066

Little Cricket Gift Gallery
102-22347 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
tel. 604.476.1234

The Red Horses Gift Gallery
2460 Marine Drive
Dundarave, West Vancouver
tel. 604.922.3933

Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Ave, Deep Cove
tel. 604.924.1378

Silk Weaving Studio
1531 Johnston St., Granville Island
tel. 604.687.7455


.... Vancouver Island ....
  
The Art Gallery of Victoria
1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC
tel. 250.384.4171

The Gallery at Mattick's Farm
109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Saanich, BC
tel. 250.658.8333

En Vision Art Gallery
612 Edith Pt. Road, Mayne Island
tel. 250.539.5606


........ Around BC ........

Vernon Public Art Gallery 
3228 31st Avenue, Vernon  BC
tel. 250.545.3173


........ Online USA ........



 
From Chi's Bench...

Re-purposed Delights

Let me help you tell your stories!

I delight in giving new life to tired jewelry with my "re-purposed" designs.

Many customers are cleaning out their jewelry boxes
and would like to  breathe new life and purpose to their precious  stones and pearls  to celebrate life's milestones and  create new family heirlooms!
 
Putting on something fresh and sparkly is a real pick-me-up
during t his unusual and difficult time!


BEFORE
Two beautiful classic family heirloom
sterling silver pearl brooches and
a platinum diamond solitaire ring 

AFTER 
A new family jewelry collection ...
two rings, earrings and a silver pendant for XXX
and two new silver & pearl rings for her girls
(not shown)!













Call or email me for details  
604.783.2238
info@chiscreations.com

 
* Chi's Studio  is open by appointment * 
or book an ONLINE Face-to-Face meeting!
 
Tools of the trade 
Work in progress...

Chi's Garden Studio in the Woods



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Thank you for all your support and patience!
Be well and safe.
 
Chi Cheng Lee
Chi*s Creations