Who is Nina Spade?
I am a 34-year-old self-taught Jewellery Designer and Certified Gemologist from Toronto, Canada! The jewellery and accessory I designs can be worn everyday and yet, are eclectic enough to dress up and meet the penchants of a wide variety of tastes and fashion proclivity. New creations and ideas are always flowing and new products and designs are created constantly.
Why is Nina different?
Everything you see is created entirely by me. Every piece of jewellery was hand-made by yours truly. I represent no other artist but myself. No re-sells. No imports. 100% artistic integrity. I emblematize myself as the sole architect of every aspect of my business, including all of my photography, merchandising, website/blog, social media platforms… you name it. Creativity and passion have propelled me to expand my techniques and beading methods with materials such as gemstones, resins, wood, genuine Swarovski© crystal, and more. I bring all of my pieces to life with my natural instinct for colour, texture and design.
♠ Most of my wardrobe is red. If my spirit has a colour, it’s red.
♠ I work part-time as a private service worker for people with
♠ I very much enjoy yoga, swimming and running.
♠ My favourite thing to do in the whole world is drive to small towns
in Southern Ontario and find their fudge, jewellery/fashion boutiques and antique market.
♠ I have no self-control when it comes to eating gummie colas.
♠ I am a classically trained pianist with the Royal Conservatory of Music,
and I used to be in a heavy metal band. Music is tremendously important to me.
♠ Fashion, costuming, styling and accessorising has always been a part of me, and I’m finding that it has evolved from an appreciation to a full-blown passion. I live for beauty and self-expression through fashion, and I believe when you dress well, you do well!
♠ Three items from my wardrobe I will NEVER part with: My baby blue faux fur coat (circa 2000), my 70’s vintage Guur button-up with the disco collar and my custom-made high-waist red suspender Bowie pants.
♠ I am a mother to 18 indoor plants, including a lemon and lime tree.
♠ I love boating and fishing.
♠ I have a Coton De Tulear named Pinot, and he is the greatest dog in the
whole world. Ask to see a photo, I will show you 20.
For online shopping, visit my
page on Etsy!