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We're excited to introduce you to our 2019 collections:

T H R E A D   X O 

This series of twisted silver and gold threads will become your everyday go-to jewels.

Thread XO Inspiration 

When I was younger, my grandparents showed me how to make twisted silk thread with a hand held drill. I loved the simplicity of the process and the outcome that I had made something on my own. Fast forward decades later and I am using this process in my jewellery collection.

The inspiration for this collection goes back to the essence of TORI•XO and our signature lace . Representing the hand spun silk threads that make up the basis of this lace. 

Shop our Thread XO collection here:

F O L I A G E 

               

F O L I A G E Inspiration 

Emerging from the luscious foliage, trees entangled in vines, floral gems set in tropical backgrounds.

Walking through hidden pathways that wind through dense foliage of tropical origins. 

Silhouettes of vines on the forest floor. This collection is wild, luscious, reminiscent of a Hawaiian goddess. 

I was inspired by getting lost in the jungle of Hilo, Hawaii. And the inspiration continued to the exotic foliage of my hometown in Australia. Walking sandstone stairs, overgrown with palms and vines, emerging to sunlight. This foliage frames the tropical seas, rich in aquamarine and gold.

Enjoy browsing the FOLIAGE collection here:

TORI XO

 

 

 


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Behind the scenes: DAY 1

Behind the scenes of a reality jewellery design TV contest

This week has possibly been the most surreal time of my design career to date.

When a call to entry to be Canada’s next best jewellery designer and design a capsule collection for Birks came up, I didn’t hesitate to submit my entry.

A video was made by two incredible documentary artists! (thanks Kevin and Melani).

We waited patiently until we received an e-mail saying we had been selected as 1 of 3 finalists to partake in the design challenge.

Next thing I know we are being flown to Toronto. A chauffer was waiting on our arrival and from here on I was pinching myself. Is this real? Yes, Tori. It’s a reality TV show. Once in a lifetime opportunity.

We arrived at a brand new designer hotel in downtown Toronto (Lenny Kravitz designed the whole 7th floor!)

I indulged in this bizarre opportunity before the organized chaos of filming began the following day.

For someone who is usually dressed in overalls and sitting behind a jewellers bench, with a dusting of polishing compound, the counterbalance of the Glam side of TV was a warm welcome.

Excited for todays challenge and to meet my competitors,

Tori xo

TORI•XO | ET x BIRKS jewellery design challenge

Excited to announce...

TORI•XO has been selected as 1 of 3 finalists across Canada in the ET x BIRKS jewellery design challenge (Think Project Runway for jewellers!!!) 

Yes this is real! We'll be seen on your screens ALL week Dec 11-15 on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Global Television 7:30 pm* (Some provinces 7pm)

We'll be taking part in Design challenges and being filmed along the way.

You're in for a treat, so tune in tonight! Don't have a TV? ET will upload an extended version of the show to you tube after it's aired. 

 

 



 

I'll be adding to the blog for more information through out the week about that time we were on a reality TV show for jewellers...

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How did we get to be on a reality jewellery TV show???

It all started here:

 

With a call for entry to be one of Canada's next best jewellery designers, how could one say no. Our good friend Jen Bennett sent us the link thinking we may be interested. We submitted our entry video (Thanks Melani & Kevin!)  

Next thing we know we have been accepted as one of three finalists from across Canada. 

Keep an eye on this blog for behind the scenes details on the most surreal week I have encountered as a jeweller. XO

 

Launching our 2017 collection

L U L L A B Y

We are so happy to be back at the bench and share with you our new collection: Lullaby.

Every night, as I put my baby boy to sleep to the classic Brahms Lullaby, I’m inspired by this gentle melody. Surrounded by the stars from my son’s nightlight, I’m transported to a magical sky where imagination roams free and new jewels are born.

Take a peek at our online store & adorn yourself in stardust. XO

 

Shop the full collection HERE 

 

 

 


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