ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS 2018

Includes LuLu B Designs, Regan Johnston, Sheila Kernan, Terry McCue, Paul Reimer, Robert Roy, Dieter Schlatter
Saturday, August 11, 2018 10 am - 5 pm

Showing LuLu B Designs

ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS 2018

Celebrate the creative process by watching 8 artists create in the gallery. Featured artists include Regan Johnston, Sheila Kernan, Kerry Langlois, Terry McCue, Paul Reimer, Robert Roy, Dieter Schlatter and jewellery designer LuLuB. Watch 5 painters & 1 jewellery designer work in oil, acrylic and gemstones inside the gallery & enjoy the creative mixed media sculpture of Dieter Schlatter, and blacksmith Paul Reimer outside the gallery! Watch, love and then own your favourites!

TISHA 'ONE OF A KIND' NECKLACE
TISHA 'ONE OF A KIND' NECKLACE
LB301
various semi-precious gemstones
$1,100 CAD


TASSIE NECKLACE
TASSIE NECKLACE
LB300
various semi-precious gemstones
$510 CAD


JODIE NECKLACE
JODIE NECKLACE
LB299
various semi-precious gemstones
$400 CAD


JANA NECKLACE 18
JANA NECKLACE 18"
LB297
various semi-precious gemstones
$180 CAD


STALACTITE EARRINGS
STALACTITE EARRINGS
LB296
various semi-precious gemstones
$280 CAD


ALLY BRACELET
ALLY BRACELET
LB294
various semi-precious gemstones
$115 CAD


STALACTITE BRACELET
STALACTITE BRACELET
LB293
various semi-precious gemstones
$295 CAD


ARORA BRACELET
ARORA BRACELET
LB292
various semi-precious gemstones
$240 CAD


DENIM 'ONE OF A KIND' BRACELET
DENIM 'ONE OF A KIND' BRACELET
LB291
various semi-precious gemstones
$365 CAD


TABITHA 'ONE OF A KIND' NECKLACE
TABITHA 'ONE OF A KIND' NECKLACE
LB276
various semi-precious gemstones
$850 CAD


Mary Lou Banks is always looking for those deeper treasures that lay just under the surface… unique, perfect in their imperfections and differences. That is exactly what her jewellery is – perfect imperfections.

In 2008, Mary Lou combined her passion for standout jewellery with her background as a geologist to create LuLu B Designs. Her love affair with accessories began from an early age, but was fully realized on her first trip to Paris. She spent hours people-watching, and taking note of the way Parisian women accessorized so elegantly with scarves, shoes and most of all: their jewellery.

After each trip to Europe that followed, she returned with heavier and heavier suitcases, bursting with sparkling, unique gemstones, crystals, silver and freshwater pearls that screamed “Coco.” It only made sense that a geologist (or a “rockhound”) would be inspired to buy stones, but soon her bead box was overflowing. And LuLu B Designs was born.

It was inevitable really, as she grew up in an environment where beauty and creativity were revered. Her mother had a wonderful sense of style, both for the family home and for herself. She passed that love of timeless beauty on to Mary Lou.

LuLu B Designs are inspired by her mother’s timeless aesthetic and the European notion that more is not better. They are also designed with the understanding that jewellery is the most memorable gift that you can buy, even if the gift is for yourself. The way jewellery is selected is an extension of a woman’s true authentic self—different colours, shapes, and stones speak differently to everyone. It’s the most personal purchase a woman can make. And that in itself is beautiful.

LuLu B Designs is dedicated to two very important people. Gord, her brother who passed away from cancer in 2009. He gave her two gifts that will stay with her forever: her nickname “LuLu” and the courage to pursue her dreams of becoming a jewellery designer. And Roslyn, who was also lost to cancer not long after the two opened a boutique together. Roslyn, a dear friend, persuaded her to go to Paris for the first time and encouraged her to always be adventurous with style.