Custom Necklaces on Etsy…


Spring is on the way (wishful thinking) and soon we’ll be able to wear necklaces without having them covered with scarves, coats, sweaters, etc. I have a variety of necklaces available for sale on Etsy and am always open to custom orders based on your ideas and sketches…I love a challenge!
Click the following link for more ideas:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/heatherboyd?section_id=5671611

Beaded Cardinal Brooch

http://wigglesworthpress.comBeaded Cardinal Brooch

My very talented author/artist friend Patricia Srigley commissioned me to make this beaded cardinal pin. The beading is quite time-consuming, so I’ve set her up with the wire silhouettes of cardinals, crows and bluejays which she will bead herself and offer on her publisher’s website to promote her books.

University days…

My final project in Rick Pottruff’s drawing IV class at the University of Guelph (1988) was a mixed media piece. I deconstructed my bike (that I had since age 11) and reconstructed it into a sculpture. The final piece consisted of the sculpture, the photo documentation of the process (which I developed with the help of a friend…long before digital was available) and the 6′ drawing of the creature.

More bike parts!

My daughter and I were tinkering with some bike parts to make a gift for the owner of the General Hardware Gallery in Toronto. http://generalhardware.ca/ She came up with an amazing design for a bolt bunny! She had made the washer bike a while back.

Looking back to 1989.


My first summer in Montreal was spent selling jewelry on the streets of Ste. Catherine, Prince Arthur and in Old Montreal. I experimented with a lot of ideas. One of the projects I worked on was making jewelry out of pieces of my old bicycle. I had taken the bike apart for a final project in the Fine Art Department at the University of Guelph. Shown in the photos are a necklace, ring and “toilet” brooch. Let’s just say there was a reason I was making only $3 a day!!!