Waxed linen cord is not a popular material for jewelry making.  But one artisan who makes really lovely and colorful waxed linen jewelry is fellow Canadian, Leslie Howchin of Moth Jewelry.  She makes mostly bracelets with multiple cords, adorned with different buttons, beads and other metal accents.

Leslie said, "Waxed linen is a wonderful material to work with, and I like that its an alternative to traditional jewelry choices. My style is also very unique. I get clients who have had people recognize my pieces in different cities, even different countries!"  Her bracelets are stunning when worn in multiples. And comfortable too.

Leslie studied silversmithing at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She was also a master henna artist. These days she works full time making jewelry after she gave up her regular job creating custom silicone prosthetics for amputees nine years ago. She moved permanently to the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario.

She says, "I am always inspired by the color in nature. Muskoka, where I live is a vast palate of colors, always in flux, throughout the year."  She adds, "I love interacting with people at Outdoor art shows and festivals during the summer. Every season I curate a schedule of the best art shows and then tour Ontario. My home base market, Gravenhurst Farmers Market is my ultimate favorite."

Leslie has one of the coolest studios I have ever seen - a little cabin by Lake Kahshe. She's also got another lovely cabin for rent for those who seek a moment of solitude, peace and quiet from busy lives.

Moth Jewelry Studio
And the view from that studio? Simply inspiring!  As is her jewelry.

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