Mystical Gems | Irit Sorokin Designs

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Esther Frid holds "El Atardecer de la Vida," a book she wrote about the stories of seven senior Latin American women living in Canada

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Strung on intricately patterned chains, gemstones dangle that glisten and enhance one’s complexion.Irit Sorokin crafts necklaces, earrings and bracelets that lend a classy, artistic touch to one’s style. She uses semi-precious stones, silver, gold, clay, pearls, crystals and vintage beads in order to make her jewellery. Many of the pieces are inspired by her travels. The Hamsas Necklace, for example, reflects the culture of Israel in that Muslims believe hamsas and amulets protects one from the evil eye.

Sorokin says that designing is a “seductive endeavour” for her. Indeed, the crystals that she uses to craft various pieces may be intoxicating. The eye is drawn to the mystique of crystals as well as other materials that she selects. Her bold use of colour is inspiring and would complement one’s wardrobe throughout the year.

Custom orders are available to those who want one-of-a-kind designs. In addition, Sorokin also caters to those who wish to throw a home or office jewellery/craft party. It is also ideal for fundraisers or other group events.

This eye-catching jewellery line can be found at the upcoming Portobello West Market at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre on April 24 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The designs are also at various stores in the Lower Mainland such as Fine Finds, Jeweliette, Pieces, Damask, House of Jewels, Two Hearts, 32 Books, OhKuol and Foundlings.

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