Popping up in Parkdale

A selection of Dolorous Bodychains are now available at The Future of Frances Watson in Toronto


Dolorous F/W12 Look Book

Available now in my online shop shop


Selling My Wears

If you live in Toronto swing by my Walk in Closet at 249 Crawford and shop my closet! The sale will take place from 4-9pm on Friday May 11th and 11am-7pm on Saturday May 12th and is hosted by Miracle Thieves. I'm selling tons of vintage dresses, accessories, and much much more. Come help me purge!



The S/S 12 Collection is finally up in my Etsy shop! Shown above is one of my best sellers the Brass Bow Bolo which is selling out fast! This collection features lots of pastels and crystals and a variety of ways to add some sparkle to your Spring Summer wardrobe! Many of the pieces in this collection feature unique vintage findings and because of that, many are of very limited quantities.


Sweet Tweets

You can now follow Dolorous Jewelry on twitter Enjoy!


I was recently lucky enough to have my jewellery on the staggeringly beautiful Daria Werbowy for the the relaunch of Glow Magazine! Here are a few screen shots from the Behind-the-Scenes video shoot, featuring the Dolorous Triangled necklace and Slave Bracelet. Daria actually liked both pieces so much that she asked if she could keep them! Obviously I was happy to accomodate, who could say no to that face?

Check out the full video here and be sure to check out the upcoming issue of Glow Magazine for more pictures from the shoot!


S/S 12 Collection Launch Party

Photography by Andrew Johnson

Finally! Here are the pictures from the Dolorous S/S 12 Collection Launch party at Miracle Thieves in Toronto. The event was a huge success and most importantly, a total blast, but what else would you expect of an event full of crystals and bodychains, as well as an abundance of delicious treats provided by the very talent ladies of Emma's Country Kitchen

This is just a small selection of the photos from the evening, check out the entire album here


Love of Mine

Dolorous Jewellery is now available at Love of Mine Boutique in Toronto. If you happen to live in the GTA stop by and check out their lovely window display full of Dolorous Bodychains. Or, as always, you can check out any of my pieces in my online shop and even request a custom fit at no extra charge.


She Does Dolorous

The girls over at She Does the City did a lovely little write up on my upcoming collection launch.
Check out the article Here


Its a PARTY!

If you live in Toronto please join me for the launch of my S/S Collection! It will be a lovely night of refreshments and treats and sparkly things to look at at. What better way to warm up for Toronto Fashion Week?


Things are happening!

I've been very busy lately with the upcoming launch of the S/S Collection and, as I often do, I've taken that craziness and added a little more! I'm excited to say that I have a number of very exciting plans underway, but for now they're all top secret :)

They're such exciting plans that I've actually been ignoring the blog out of fear of spilling the beans early because I'm just SO EXCITED!!!!! And, for anyone living in Toronto stay tuned for some Toronto-specific surprises, or add Dolorous on facebook here for more details. YYYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!


Getting some love from Lavish and Squalor

Photos courtesy of Lavish and Squalor Blog

I was recently written up on the Lavish and Squalor blog
Check out the article here if you like :)



Incase you hadn't guessed from my last two posts, I recently started using Instagram and immediately became a hopeless addict.
Follow DolorousJewellery on Instagram for extra sneak peeks and behind the scenes, and silly things like this*

*Btw, this is a little shelf in my room

Back to basics

For several weeks now I've been busy designing and producing my S/S collection and its become obvious that this is destined to be my most feminine collection yet. Last night as I worked I sat surrounded by crystals and pretty pastels, fine chains and dangly earrings, and I suddenly felt compelled to mix it up with a little leather and brass. 

With each collection I try to include at least one or two unisex pieces, and in spite of all the sparkles I didn't want this collection to be any different. As I've mentioned before, my favourite accessories this year are chokers and bolos, so this season I switched things up with ultra-girlie bolos with crystals and bows, and more masculine and minimalist chokers. 

Both the choker and bracelet are made with a thin cord of faux-leather and three or four brass bolts which can actually be moved along the cord by screwing them side to side. The ability to move them around makes these both interactive organic pieces that you can personalize day by day, and the bolts are tight enough that they will stay stationary once placed. 

As someone who tends typically tends towards extravagance I take a lot of pleasure from designing visually simple but structurally complex pieces. I really love this set, as you may have guess from my rambling :)


Spring Thinking

A little sneak peak of what to expect in the Dolorous S/S12 Collection. 

After months of focusing on the retail end of things I'm finally back to my favourite part of my job, its designing time :) I've accumulated pages of designs and have been itching to sit down and get making, and finally, the time has come and I can hardly tear myself away. I had so much fun playing with color in my last collection I just couldn't give it up so heres a taste of my spring palette. Expect lots of pretty pastels and loads more crystals and rhinestones


Here's to You

Happy New Year everyone!

After a long food and family filled holiday season I'm ready to sit down and get to work. My new years resolution consists of a colourful and sparkly S/S collection and hopefully some new exciting stockists as well as several other new business ventures that I'll be keeping hush hush for now ;)

Also, keep an eye out for my new Ad and upcoming write-up on Pure-lovers.blogspot.com