Tuesday, December 18, 2012

7 years already?!?

As I was trying to fall asleep last night I thought to myself... wait a minute- what is the date again?  I have been so preoccupied with the holiday season that I have forgotten all about trink's birthday!!  Silly me!  It has officially been 7 years now that trink has had a shop on Westmount's Victoria Avenue!  Yup, 7 years ago- December 12th 2005 to be exact, the trink boutique opened it's doors and like they say, the rest is history:)
Actually, there have been quite a few changes along the way... from the move into Astri Prugger Design's boutique a few doors down (almost 5 years ago now) to the change of direction that the jewelry has taken into the bridal market, to trink's latest yoga inspired collection, Reflect, introduced this past spring.
All in all, it has been 7 years now and I feel trink's journey has only just begun!  I'm excited to see what  the future holds!

the original trink boutique at 344A Victoria Avenue

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In Westmount this weekend?

Shop local this holiday season:)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

*marché smart design mart.

I'm very excited to announce that trink will be at this weekend's '*marché smart design mart.' :) Participating as a member of the local Montreal jeweller collective 'Les joailliers du dimanche', trink will be grouped with ten other jewellers, each displaying twenty of their recent jewelry designs.
Look for this sign...

For more info please visit www.lesjoailliersdudimanche.com and/or www.smartdesignmart.com

Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 3, 2012

***Chrysalis & Instinct launch

A darling friend of mine Demi has recently finished writing her first book.  A book that not only tells her story but that will touch the lives of many that have perhaps experienced life similarly, suffering from eating disorders.  
I was asked by Demi to create two jewels symbolic to and in accordance with her book.

For more info please visit www.demipirpiris.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

holiday pop-up jewelry shop!

As part of the collective 'Les Joailliers du dimanche',  trink will be among several other Montreal jewellers present at an upcoming pop-up jewelry shop...just in time for the holidays!

Come check it out!

For info; www.lesjoailliersdudimanche.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's that time again!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reflect at PURE ART

trink is proud to announce that you can now shop the Reflect line at Pure Art, a boutique designed around the concept of 'The art of shopping with a purpose'.  At Pure Art's two locations* you can find colorful handmade accessories & gifts from all around the world.  Members of FTF (fair trade federation) and the founders of the Pure Art Foundation, I believe Pure Art may just be changing the world- one handmade piece of art at a time:)

*Pure Art locations:
422 Main Street, Hudson, Quebec - 450-458-1115
5128 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec - 514-482-5551

For more info, please visit www.pureart.ca

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

bracelets, bracelets & more bracelets!

Based on what ladies have been leaving trink with lately, it looks like bracelets are as popular as ever these days!   Worn alone or stacked to tell a story...here are two trink girls with their new crystal bangles-

 Randy sporting her crystal bangles with her gold bracelets & new leather fringed bag (love, love, love!)

& Annie wearing her new bangle along side her other favorite trink bracelet!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Reflect now at Shanti!

Ever in the Montreal-West area? Well at 51 Westminster North, the home of Shanti Yoga and Pilates-Precision can be found; a lovely & peaceful place where you can discover inner freedom, stability and transformation through the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates. And to make their spot sparkle, they have added trink's yoga & dance inspired line 'Reflect' to the mix! Yippee! So next time you are in their part of town, stop by, take a class & Reflect ;)
for more info visit www.shantimtl.com or call Cathy at 514.903.3337

Saturday, July 21, 2012

trink at Kiva!

Great news! trink's new line 'Reflect' is now available at my very favorite West Island clothing shop, Kiva! Located in the Pointe-Claire village, Kiva carries a variety of urban and activewear brands-from clothing to accessories & jewelry!!!...it is definitely your perfect one stop shop for women's fashion, check it out! for more info visit www.kivawomen.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pop-up-jewelry shop!

Come and discover the jewels of many of Montreal's finest young talent (including trink;) at this 5 day only pop-up-shop! The vernissage will take place tomorrow evening from 6-10pm.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

twinkling yogis!

I am proud to announce that trink will be jeweling the runway for Happy Tree Yoga's in house fashion show tomorrow evening! Featured will be trink's new line of yoga & dance inspired jewels, 'Reflect', along with the clothing of local designers. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 18, 2012


Yours truly featured in the Toronto Star's/the Montreal Gazette's 'The Kit' magazine as "The Kit Girl" for May!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Lotus

Featured on sweetspot!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Reflect by trink- yoga & dance inspired jewels

And so it is official, trink's new line of yoga & dance inspired jewels has been branded (see trink's new chakra fairy!) and has been called 'Reflect'. Why reflect? Because like all jewelry made by trink, the Reflect line is made up of mainly Swarovski Austrian crystals that are the most twinkly of them all, famous for reflecting light. And because the line consists of crystal malas, used for meditation (reflection), I thought it fitting:)

To introduce Reflect to you, I will be hosting an official launch party at the Astri & trink boutique...

Hope to see you there & wishing you a happy spring!

For more info on the line, please visit trinkjewelry.com

Sunday, March 4, 2012

92 & beading!

Today was the birthday of someone so dear to me, my Oma (German grandmother). Not only has she been an incredible mother, grandmother & great-grandmother but she has been a huge inspiration to me...and still is. She has always been very creative-everything that she makes is amazing- from her cooking & her cakes to her meticulous crochet projects & my favorite, her beading! It is no wonder I ended up making jewels...I grew up with a jewel box passed down from my mother consisting of many of my Oma's crochet beaded baubles. My favorite were her stretch cocktail rings that I have learnt to make and have been selling at trink for the past few years. And after years of not beading, I was so pleased when she surprised me with a wooden cigar box filled with her crochet beaded necklaces "to sell at your shop, if you can" she said when she gave them to me shortly after I opened trink six years ago- and not only are they selling at trink but they have become a main line I carry at all times! Yes, thats right, my incredible Oma is 92 & beading! She loves it & so do I- I only hope that I will be so lucky to still be doing what I love at her age!

Happy Birthday Oma, I love you!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

spring~summer 2012

I am so excited to introduce my Spring/Summer 2012 collection to you! Influenced as always by nature, love & magic, this collection has an even more dreamy feel than previous seasons- created with the use of soft colors and golden undertones, pieces can be easily worn with jeans & a tee or with your favorite dress, even for bridal. The collection is less about formality, more about personal style. If you love feathers, wear feathers- whether it be to go for a walk in the park or a walk down the isle..

Monday, January 30, 2012

Guilty Pleasures

I just realized that I have been so busy working on new jewels that I have not blogged since 2011!!! So a big Happy New Year to all , wishing you a most fabulous year filled with ultimate health, many magical moments and an abundance of love:)

There are many exciting things going on behind the scenes at trink that I cannot wait to share but for now I will invite you to join trink, if you happen to be in Toronto this weekend, at the Drake for the Toronto Fashion Incubator's 'Guilty Pleasures' designer sale, brunch & fashion show.

For more info, please visit the event's Facebook page...

For a look of last year's event...moi, captured by a TO fashion blogger- Should be a blast! Hope to see you there:)