At the Jeweller’s Bench
Toronto-born designer, Carolyn Jankovskis, blends elegance with a modern art sensibility to create her collection of contemporary jewellery. Forging a devoted following for her designs, Carolyn uses precious metals and semi-precious stones to create each unique piece.
Carolyn’s studies at the Ontario College of Art honed her artistic talents, technical skills and discerning style. Carolyn furthered her studies at the George Brown College in the Graphic Design field leading to numerous commissions of her jewellery for advertising campaigns.
Bringing her diverse skills and experience into her passion for jewellery design, Carolyn launched v2design, which harmoniously combined visual art and adornment. As a former student of sculpture, jewellery, and graphic design, she uses the principles learned from those disciplines to create her visionary jewellery collections.
I’m Carolyn, and I design contemporary jewellery for the sophisticated non-conformist using traditional hand fabrication methods and tools.
At a young age, I became intrigued by the symbolism used in ancient Latvian jewellery, its history and its links to Viking adornment. My creations are greatly influenced by my background, and the strong connection Latvians have with nature and craft, and much of the jewellery I create borrows from the Nordic, Baltic, and Pagan history and traditions of my ancestors.
I live and work in Toronto, and began designing and creating with precious metals when I happened upon jewellery design at the Ontario College of Art.
Some of the commissioned work I have done include promotional pieces for advertising agencies including jewellery pieces created for and used in a Lexus advertisement.