Brunch at La Perlerie

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I was invited to a unique brunch event at La Perlerie a bead boutique and flameworking studio in the west end of Toronto. It was a way for Susan Nagy, owner of La Perlerie to reach out to several tastemakers in the city and talk to us about what she does at the boutique.

Brunchers choosing their necklaces

La Perlerie bead boutique and flameworking studio features hand-made flameworked beads made in house, semi-precious stones, woods, resins, glass and Austrian crystal. They also do custom jewllery work where they work closely with the client to come up with the design for any occasion or use.

Susan Nagy sculptural neckpieces

Susan Nagy sculptural neckpieces

Susan has also launched her first collection of sculptural neckpieces using a combination of wireworking techniques and handmade glass beads.

Flameworking in progress

Flameworking in progress

La Perlerie also offers courses in Glass Beadmaking. Classes are taught by renowned Flameworking Artist and Jewellery Designer – Nadia Tasci. La Perlerie is working hand-in-hand with Sterling Silver Artist Karen Lamont of Citrus (www.citrussilver.com), to provide customers with a truly unique gift of a Sterling Silver Pendant, hand-stamped with words of the customer’s choosing.

La Perlerie necklace

During the brunch we were presented with a showcase full of necklaces and was told that there was one for each of us. We gathered around the showcase (very civilized too) and chose our necklaces. Karen then hand stamped words of our choosing on silver pendants to add to the necklace. I chose the words: Anita, I want – I got, geekigirl. They made sense as it represented the reason why I was at this lovely brunch and was receiving this beautiful necklace.

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La Perlerie – Bead Boutique and Flamework Studio is in the business of creating treasures to last a lifetime. Offering high quality beads and materials, La Perlerie works with clients to design and create unique and fashionable jewellery and accessories. As of January 2009, La Perlerie is also the home of the West End’s only Glass Beadmaking Studio. With group and private instruction available, la Perlerie welcomes individuals, friends and parties. Requests for commissioned work are welcome. For more information, visit www.laperlerie.ca
La Perlerie is located at 401 Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario M6S3Z6, just north of Bloor West Village.

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By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.

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