I was bitten by the jewellery bug in 2002 when i moved into an apartment above the enchanting Made You Look Jewellery Gallery & Studio in Parkdale, Toronto.
With a honeyed foundation in the arts –both familial exposure and genuine interest- I found myself making a seamless leap from the Environmental Design program I was enrolled in, to a reputable goldsmithing course. I haven’t looked back since.
Meeting clients and working with my hands has been a sublime and welcome challenge for me over the last decade - keeping me forever on my toes and constantly submerged in a slew of inspiring ideas.
I take pride in the strengths I’ve built on and have learned to lean on my incredible family and peers in the jewellery community when needed. I am also excited about the notion of my children seeing this in me, an entrepreneur, and that it will fuel them with confidence and determination to follow their individual paths towards an equally gratifying experience.
With hard work and dedication, anything is possible!!
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“Jilian is the living definition of free-flowing-creative-whimsy. Some people are just born that way. Her complex understanding of space and colour, texture and composition are a benchmark and have become a constitution on the jewellery scene. From there, we’ve watched her ride the thrilling waves of self-expression, as a way of life, for many years. She simply has no choice in the matter!”
-A Secret Admirer