Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Better Handmade Blog Post Ring #7- JudyCogoDesigns

This week's Roastee is Judy Cogo of JudyCogoDesigns. She resides in the Great White North...Canada, in case you didn't know. Around TO (Toronto) to be more exact. It's a nice area...I haven't been since 68, but that's what my friends who live there say.

She's from a bit North of there, in a cute little small town called Stouffville. I can only think of Stouffer's Mac and Cheese...Dunno why...maybe because it sounds like a comforting place to be creative. 

Well whatcha know: Stouffville was named after a guy named Stouffer and it was used for the filming of a 97 movie.  Nice claim to fame.

She's a gal after my own heart...she works in gemstones...drool. She wire-wraps, knits, crochets and sews too. She also loves to garden and read. 

Back to her shop...before I get completely off on a tangent.  
This gorgeous piece is from her Bead Crochet section. I just can't describe it. 
Bead Crochet Crocheted Rope Beadwoven Multi Color Necklace
It's like she wove butterflies and tropical fish into a piece of art!
I wouldn't even ATTEMPT that in my wildest and most coordinated dreams.

This wonderful piece is in her Valentine's section:
Aventurine Hearts Peach Pendant Jasper Gemstone Set

I think it would be lovely for Mother's Day too. Aventurine is SUCH a wonderful stone. I've seen it myself in Red and Blue and the usual Green and they're all pretty.

Utoh...I found my favourite colour combination!!!Orange Topaz Aventurine Blue Agate Double Strand Necklace Earrings Set

Here's what she said about it:

"I was inspired by the forecast of orange being the Color of the Year 2012, and knowing that there are many individuals who think they cannot wear this color, I softened the design by combining the lighter orange with green and blue. Anyone can wear this jewelry set. I am very pleased with the final result and think it is beautiful."
I happen to agree absolutely! 
Another of my favourite stones is Obsidian and she has a set of Rainbow in her shop too.

This one is really interesting also with the different textures and the colours of the Greek Flag...I would be touching it all day.
Howlite Gemstone Necklace Foil Lined Glass Pendant
And she's got Snowflake Obsidian earrings...drool...
Now I'm in trouble...hehe
Snowflake Obsidian Round Bead Gemstone Earrings
Oh jeeze, something else I love: Copper Goldstone. What a pretty bracelet!
Copper Gold Sandstone Gemstone Multi Strand Memory Wire Bracelet

Anyone wanna pass me a bib, plznthnx?

If you wanna see some more really pretty things like Swarovski Crystals, and Chain Maille come and check Judy out!

She can be found here on Artfire:
Her own site here:
On Pinterest:
On FaceBook:
And this is her blog:


  1. What a lovely write-up. Thank you very much.

  2. Another fabulous write-up by the Howling caterpillars.