About

Thank you for stopping by the Peacock & Lime blog!

My name is Kristina, and I have created most of the pieces you see in these posts.

A little about myself – I’ve always been passionate about beautiful imagery & creating things. Since childhood, I have been attracted to pretty, shiny objects & tiny treasures – perhaps I was a raven in another life 😉

Born in Montreal and raised mostly in Edmonton, I grew up in a very creative extended family, so it made sense that I ended up pursuing a career within the arts. I attended the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, studying photography and jewellery making.

Peacock & Lime “officially” began in 2009.  It came about almost by accident … basically born out of people asking me to recreate things I had made as gifts for friends and family, or pieces I had made for myself. Since then, I have designed and created many different collections or “lines” of jewellery – some more traditional, some a little eclectic, some bohemian and some embracing my inner geek – but all playing off of my love for tiny treasures.

When I create pieces, it is with intention. The intention to produce jewellery that “speaks” to you.  It is to create something with meaning … that can share your secret, tell your story, seal a wish, give you strength, or be a reminder of your dreams.

It is after receiving customer feedback, that I realize that that is what you love about my jewellery, too!

  • “Love love this! And all your other doctor who themed bracelets!” – from the “time and relative dimension in space” bracelet – sharing our secret geek love for Dr Who!
  • “Thank you so much for the necklace! It’s gorgeous! I still can’t believe I finally have the necklace I’ve been wanting for so long! I loved loved loved how the picture turned out as a pendant in your style of jewellery, so unique, and the beads are just the perfect addition!” – from a personalized family photo necklace – telling your story
  • “Love it and I can’t wait for it to fall apart and for my wish to come true … lol” and “Product is beautiful. I put the bracelet on in Feb and it still looks great – and my wish came true a couple days after I put it on ; -) Looking forward to my next shopping experience” – from the wish bracelet series – sealing a wish
  • “I ordered the Todos Santos because of the moonstones and their meaning. Then the day after the bracelet arrived, I ordered my 2nd bracelet. I am now the proud owner of the Costa Azul bracelet. This one is turquoise and black leather. So this with my moonstones, I will be a force to be reckoned with!” – from the gemstone surf series wrap bracelets – giving you strength
  • A custom request for “spirit first” and “wisdom begins in wonder” … “Just wanted to let you know that the girls loved their bracelets!” – from the stamped copper and leather bracelets – reminding you of your dreams

It is then my aim to take that meaning and design something with style. Designed for you, because … you have a beauty that’s all your own.

I feel extremely lucky, because only now do I fully understand the statement “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

“Work” has become play – allowing me the creative outlet to design keepsakes, and make something that makes you feel good wearing it (like pulling on your favourite sweater!). My pieces have been described as “contemporary, playful & eye-catching jewellery for all ages”.  I can live with that!  🙂                  ~ Kristina

6 random facts about me;

1.)  I love music – currently, my favourites are the White Stripes, U2, the Clash, OKGo, Cake,  Hollerado, July Talk & Arctic Monkeys

2.)  I love travelling, adventure & surfing … well … watching surfers, anyways!

3.)  I love shoes

4.)  I believe that the best way to start a productive morning & get motivated is with a good latte (homemade, of course!)

5.)  I love Mexican & Indian food – just maybe not together! 😉

6.)  I love Canada, it’s an amazingly beautiful place (although, I could handle winters in Mexico, instead!)

Peacock & Lime pieces can be found online;
*  in my etsy shop ,
* in my made urban shop,

* or on my website

or in person at these stores;

Art Gallery of Sudbury, boutique shop – Sudbury, Ontario

CT Style – Banff, Alberta

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, shop – Lethbridge, Alberta

Whyte Museum Shop – Banff, Alberta

Key Lime Athletic Wear – Sherwood Park, Alberta

Beyoutiful You Fit – Edmonton, Alberta

Remix – Red Deer, Alberta

Rosebud Gifts – Rosebud, Alberta

Pretty Chic Boutique – Guelph, Ontario

Blue Feather Books & Botanicals, La Grange, IL  USA

Forest Ink – Frisco, TX USA

 

You can always connect with me to see what’s new or what I’m up to by visiting Peacock & Lime

* on facebook and

* on twitter,

* on instagram

* or right here on the blog 🙂

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sofia  |  January 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Hello. My name is Sofia. I am a mom blogger and I would like to work with you guys on a review and/or giveaway.

    My blog, http://www.frompdxwithlove.com, is 6 months old. So far I’ve had 18,621 visits (11,161 unique), 53,993 Pageviews, 1117 Google Friends Connect followers, 1624 Twitter followers, and 528 Facebook fans. My Alexa rank is 171,349 and 42,536 in the US.

    In return for the review/giveaway I would like to offer free ad space for a month.

    Let me know if you are interested in working together.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thanks,
    Sofia
    From PDX with Love

    Reply
  • 2. Sofia  |  January 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I am so sorry!! I meant to send an email!!

    Reply
  • 3. Uncle Spike  |  March 27, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

    Reply

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