About Us

Knitted beading, braiding or beaded weaving – each of our pieces of jewelry is designed and handmade collaboratively by two sisters.  Each piece is a work of art – the result of our personal collaboration and the unique elements of the fibre and bead colours we use. We gravitate to natural fibres and materials; sourcing hand-dyed silks and fine merino yarns along with the finest Japanese seed beads and semi-precious stones.    

We focus on the concept of wearable art - intrigued by the juxtaposition of a fibre’s softness and drapability with the lustre and dimensional aspects of beads.  This tension must be balanced with a strong foundational technique, but when combined yields endless unique possibilities.  We also love the way that delicate beads punctuate and complement fine fibres.

We take much of our inspiration from our close proximity to nature along with the urban vibe we enjoy by living in the heart of the city. Our work combines a wide range of colours and textures that make it both modern and edgy, while drawing on more traditional art forms.  

Jane and Sue

Urbanknits Canada