Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kate's Coming Kate's Coming!

A big hello to all of my Canadian students! I have just finished the photo shoot this past week for my new book coming in 2016. Now that I am done, I am starting to pack my bags for my first ever international teaching gig at the Fall Flirt Fling in Toronto. I am bringing a bunch of cool stuff, including great door prizes to give away in each of my classes. Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Here is your winner!

Marija Batraks,
give us a call this week to choose the 3 hour class with
Kate Richbourg you wish to take!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

So much is happening!

We are entering the last week of the Win a Class with Kate contest. You still have a week to qualify for the final draw on November 2nd. Comment on the Flirt blog, the Flirt with Metal blog, or Facebook for a chance to qualify.  Post each day to all three to increase your chances!
Kate Richbourg International Jewellery Educator is coming to Toronto in just over 3 weeks! We are excited to have her first experience in Canada be at the 
Fall Flirt Fling.
Check out a link to her blog @
Dont forget to sign up for the workshops. You won't want to miss them!
Call Beth at 416-990-5418.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Apophyllite Pyramid

We attended the Scarborough Gem and Mineral Show on the weekend. I've always had a love of rocks from the time I was a little one skimming them across the bay in my Grandparents back yard in NFLD. 

The show did not disappoint. So much to examine! I purchased this crystal known as an Apophyllite Pyramid from India. Love the blues and greens! Apophyllite's can help to increase intuition and insight about current situations.

It also promotes structure and organization in daily life. How about this the crystal can regulate bodily function and improve memory. They are great for filling a room with high vibrations of peace and love!!!!

I will place my crystal in my studio on my desk and see what happens!

Let me know what your favorite rock, stone crystal is. Post a photo, make a comment and you will be entered to win a class with the lovely Kate Richbourg. for details.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

This week's qualifier.

I didn't tell you....
This week's qualifier in the 
Win a Class with Kate
Contest is....
Cheryl Finnegan 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Laurie-Anne Clinton added 2 new photos.
Flirt's previous post referred to Bijoux, Bijoux, Fall 2015: Jewellery Report.
Designers today command control of the reins and direction they choose to take with their designs.
We don't have to fall in to the category of a Stringer, Metalsmith, Glass blower, Wire Worker, Seedbeeder etc.
In fact we are encouraged to explore the many designs, shapes and materials available.
Here's what stood out for me in the Bijoux article;
"The Choker Hold"
The chokers hitting the catwalks eschewed any association with delicacy.
These necklaces are linear and strong, statement makers of the paired down variety. 
Here's a Flirt designed necklace called Horsebit.
Bold, pure, unassuming.
Composed of Ebony wood and stainless steel chain with a Gucci inspired clasp.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Return of the Pearl by Flirt.
Large freshwater pearls & black square hand made borosilicate beads.
This week post your pictures of your pearl jewellery. You will be entered in to the contest to win a 3 hour class with Kate Richbourg. Details@ No pics? Simply make a comment on the blog and you will be entered. You could be a winner!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Flirt is bringing Kate Richbourg, National Author/Educator/Artist to Toronto for the Fall Flirt Fling 2015.
Starting September 1st, we are running a new contest to win a 3 hour class with Kate.
The contest will run until November 2nd.
Each week Laurie-Anne will post to FaceBook, her blog on the Flirt website, and Flirt with Metal. The posts will be about Jewellery, Metal & GemStones.
Post a comment on the blogs, or a photo on FaceBook related to her post to be entered in the weekly qualifying draw.
A qualifier will be announced weekly
The grand prize Winner will be announced on November 2nd!!! 
November 20, 21, & 22, 2015
Flirt Studio
117 Gerrard Street East 
Studio 810
M5B 2L4
This will be Kate's first appearance in Canada. You won't want to miss out so check out the classes and register now!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Flirt is bringing Kate Richbourg NationalAuthor/Educator/Artist to Toronto for the Fall Flirt Fling 2015.
Dates are November 20, 21, & 22, 2015.

Starting September 1st, we are running a new contest to win a 3 hour class with Kate. The contest will run until November 2nd.

Each week Laurie-Anne will post to FaceBook, her blog on the Flirt website (, and Flirt with Metal, ( The posts will be about Jewellery, Metal & GemStones. Post a comment on the blogs, or a photo on FaceBook related to her post to be entered in the weekly qualifying draw.

A qualifier will be announced weekly. The grand prize Winner will be announced on November 2nd!!!

This will be Kate's first appearance in Canada. You won't want to miss out so register now!

Class information and registration are on

September 7 Sue Henry
September 14 Cheryl Finnagan

Monday, August 31, 2015

We are pleased to announce the winner! 
Sue Henry 
has won a 3 hour class of her choice with 
Kate Richbourg
at the Fall Flirt Fling  
November 20 - 22, 2015.

Sardonyx & Sterling Silver

Sardonyx & Sterling Silver
 Check out the website to learn about our upcoming Fall Fling with Kate Richbourg National Jewellery Educator/Artist.
This is a necklace by Flirt using Sardonyx and sterling silver. I am fond of the classic simplicity of black & white sterling jewellery.


Sardonyx is an onyx that is characterized by parallel lines of sard and different colored minerals. It is a distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony composed of quartz layers. Typically found in black, brown and white layers. Metaphysically, Sardonyx is believed to improve memory and increase one's analytical talents. Mined all over the globe. The best stone is said to come from India.

  • Aquamarine & Fresh Water Pearls

    This fine necklace and earring set was custom made for a destination 
    wedding gown shop in Yorkville.
     It was one of a Collection of 12 designed for 
    LaFave Haute Couture/Yorkville/Toronto. 2006.
Laurie-Anne Clinton's photo.
As a Health Care Practitioner as well as Jewellery Designer of Flirt, I am drawn not only to the beauty of stones, the physical attributes but also to the meta-physical properties.
Truth or not, stones have been used throughout the ages for their healing, spiritual and many other powers.
Aquamarine from GemSelectAquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colors and belongs to the same family as emerald (beryl). Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron.
Aquamarine - Courage, Peace, Communication

The Last qualifier in the current contest

The last person to qualify in the current Win a Class with Kate draw is......
Sue Henry.

Don't feel bad if you didn't qualify for this draw, a new contest starts tomorrow.
Stop by later to find out who won the class and the rules for the next contest.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kate Ferrant Richbourg will be joining us for the Fall Flirt Fling, November 20, 21 & 22. Check out the classes at There has been a problem with the Contact Us/Regristration link from the web site. If you have tried to contact us or register for a class please email me at Thanks.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Here is a list of the current qualifiers in the Win a Class With Kate contest.
June 1, Val Doyle
June 8, Marija Batrats
June 15, Sue Henry
June 22, Marija Batrats
June 29,  Marija Batrats 
July 6, Lyndsy Bain McCollam
July 20, Deborah Beesly
July 27, Marija Batrats.

There is one more qualifying draw on August 31st. 
The winner of the three hour class with Kate will be announced shortly after that.

September 1 starts a new contest!
Jump over to and check out the contest rules!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hi there. 
So, for the third week in a row Marija qualified again last week.
Folks better get posting if they want to have a shot at beating her for the grand prize.
This week's winner in a newbie. 
Let's hear it for.....

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

So, now our U.S cousins can get married. This is great news.
Thinking about the Canadian journey to Some-Gender Marriage takes me back to 1993.
Clinton vs. Ontario Blue Cross.
This Ontario Human Rights case was one of the foundations used in the legal fight for equality.

Monday, June 22, 2015


increased her odds of being this week's qualifier in the Class with Kate draw, and it worked! Congrats!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Alright my lovelies!
Registration is now open for the Fall Flirt Fling!
Classes are posted at
You can register at

Thursday, June 18, 2015

For those who have been asking.... 
The rules for the Class with Kate contest were posted May 18th. 
To find the post click on the "older" button at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Winner Gagnant!

Congrats to
Sue Henry!
This weeks qualifier in the
Class with Kate contest.
Post a comment here or on
before noon Monday to be entered in
next week's draw.
Comment often to increase your odds!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello Friend!
Do you want to be in the Class with Kate draw?
It's easy to take part in this week's qualifier. 
Just reply to a post by Monday noon.
Reply to more to improve your chances. (Max 7/week)
To make it easy you can guess what city I'm from. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This Week's winner is .......


Marija has qualified for the Class with Kate draw.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Do I have your interest?
Want to learn how to make these?
Workshop registration coming soon!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Congratulation to 

Val Doyle!

This week's qualifier in the Class with Kate draw. 

Post here and on before noon on June 8 will be entered in next week's draw.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Special thanks to everyone who is helping to raise funds for CMAT's Nepal response, including small business owners like Beth and Laurie Anne Clinton, who donated proceeds of this month's Flirt Jewellery sales to CMAT!
CMAT posted this on their Facebook page last evening.
Why not "like" them?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A few years ago while we were in Tucson for the bead shows, we took a workshop with Kate McKinnon and  Andrew Thornton on photographing and blogging.
 The two of them took us to different venues in and around town. We had different tasks to accomplish with our photographs each day.
This photo shows how objects of same size can be made to appear smaller. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Starting June 1 we will be having weekly qualifying draws for the Fall Flirt Fling Grand Prize Draw.
The prize is a FREE 3 hour class with Kate Ferrant Richbourg during the Fling (November 20-22/15) in Toronto.
Follow either or both of our blogs. For each relevant comment you make your name will be entered in the weekly draw.
 Follow both, comment often to increase your chances!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This is my niece Terry.
She has a son, Andrew.
He is 15 mos. old.
She is having a daughter in September.
The 11th, so they say.
That's been my date since 1954.
I'm more than happy to share with her.
I wonder what her name will be.

Friday, May 8, 2015

We have a day and instructor for the Fall Flirt Fling!
November 20, 21, & 22, 2015
Kate Richbourg!!

I'm so excited! She will be doing solder and metalwork workshops
.As more information becomes available it will be posted on our blogs and website.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Flirt will be a vendor at this weekend's BEadFABLIOUS.
Shopping hours are 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
I still have room in my morning class.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

This is "scrap" copper.
This is a gold mine.
Goes to show that
 one person's trash
 is another's treasure!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

News Flash!!

WE are planning our Fall Fling.
Will this woman be our next instructor?
We hope so. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CMAT Canadian Medical Assistance TeamsAS you know I've been talking about CMAT and Nepal for a while now. They have reached 19K of their goal of $100,000.00. Its a start but still a long way to go. WE have jewellery and metal and supplies, but not much discretionary cash. Flirt has decided that during the month of May a percentage of sales will go to CMAT to help them help the people of Nepal.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

My ICE Resin Cuff
class at the Toronto Bead Society's BEad FABULIOUS has only one seat left.
Register soon at or you will miss your chance!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Starting in September 2015 Flirt will be offering classes on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
If you are interested in taking classses, or teaching, please contact us.
We will be posting class information each month, so stay tuned!
The Flirt Team.