About Thistle

 

Thistle jewellery is designed and handmade by Wendy Stok on Gabriola Island, BC.  Wendy combines traditional silversmithing techniques with a contemporary aesthetic to create jewellery that is unique, beautiful and well made. Her designs are influenced by natural forms as well as nostalgia for the beauty of bygone times.  She aims to make pieces that are functional and graceful and sees wearing jewellery as an opportunity to inject a little loveliness into the everyday. 

After her formal training as a woodworker along with a foray into children's apparel, Wendy has more recently been learning the fine art of silversmithing with Nina Turczyn of Paprika Design. 

Originally from Montreal, she now lives and plays with her partner and their daughter on a beautiful little island situated in the Straight of Georgia. 

 

Thistle Jewellery is available at these fine locations:
Hive Emporium, Gabriola Island BC
Paprika Studio, Gabriola Island BC
Tonic Jewelry, Victoria BC
Artzi Stuff, Nanaimo BC
Charcoal: Eclectic Artisan Emporium and Henna Lounge, Nanaimo BC  **opening July, 2017**
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo, Nanaimo BC
Wilde and Sparrow, Parksville BC
Be Clothing, Courteney BC   
The Tin Box, Canmore, Alberta
Upcoming events:
Gabriola Music Festival, Sept. 2nd + 3rd
 http://www.gabriolamusicfest.com/
Craft Cartel 2017, Victoria Nov. 24th + 25th
https://blackbirdstudios.me/events-info-1