Celebrate Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day, create a gift that is truly impressionable and simply beautiful for mom with these delicate and personalized Mom Bracelets.

Choose from a selection of charming hand-selected Personality Beads, Genuine Swarovski Crystal Birthstones, Initial Charms and delicate Mom Roses, fashioned together to tell a small story just about her.

These bracelets can be customized exactly to your liking with your selection of both choice and quantity of these very special beads and charms.

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Each bracelet comes standard with tiny Barrel Crystals in either black or white, with your desired quantity of Year Rings and the Mom Rose of your choosing.

A year ring represents the number of years you have shared together with Mom and come in either Silver or Gold.

Each Mom Rose imparts the nature of motherhood and your relationship to the receiver. There is a rose to suit every Mom, whether that mother is your sister, your aunt, etc.

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The Kindred Mom Rose is a special chrome silver rose that betokens that extraordinary mom who is a friend, a mother that you admire, or an adoptive mother.

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Personality Beads Click to enclarge

Taylor your bracelet with a Genuine Swarovski Crystal Birthstone and as many Initial Charms and Personality Beads you like.

Standard Mom Bracelets are $60.00 CD
Charms and Beads are $5 each.
Enhance your Round Swarovski
Birthstone to a premium Cube for $8.
Enhance your Initial Charm to a rhinestone
charm for $8.

October Opal Birthstone now available!

Contact Nina Spade at
inquiries@ninaspade.com 
– 416.894.3755
to order!

Get yours today before May 14th!
Happy Mother’s Day from Nina Spade Studio

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Spade On The Street – Tanios Nims, Abstract Spray Paint Artist

If you want to bask in the spectral dance of colour and light of far off galaxies and solar systems, you need not a telescope should this man happen to be around. Tanios (Tony) Nims, an Abstract Artist from Vaughan Ontario, has a beatnik approach and niche medium to expressing his creative enthusiasm; creating extraterrestrial worlds with the use of spray paint.

He is one of the many artists featured in this summer’s ART BEAT, and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him captivate and hypnotize surrounding large audiences as he strokes aerosol cans of chroma, metallics, and darkness across a canvas with speed and precision. It is a pantomime of macrocosm creation, resulting in wide-eyed onlookers and BEAUTIFUL far-away worlds that have now been pulled down to earth by his alchemic skill. After seeing him work, I absolutely had to tell the world about his magic, and I am privileged to be able to share a little bit about him with you all today.

Q: What is most rewarding about your craft?

TN: “There are several things I find rewarding about my paintings, internally and externally.
Internally, I find it pleasing how one can manipulate and control the excursion of millions and millions of paint particles out of a can to create a larger picture. This is what constantly happens in the universe, billions of stars spewing out to form a larger picture- like our MIlky Way, or any other beautiful galaxy. I also find it satisfying that the unlimited amount of possibilities for colors, sizes and atmospheres portrayed in my paintings reflect the unlimited amount of possibilities for different worlds in our universe. Considering almost every star in the sky has multiple planets rotating around them, evolution and planetary circumstances of another world, in another galaxy, could be accurately depicted in one of my paintings unintentionally.
Externally, explaining my concepts to people is a rewarding matter, because there are many people who don’t really know or understand how vast and infinite the universe truly is, but are trapped and blind in their own little world of Earth- 1 out of 8 planets, circling 1 out of billions of stars, circling 1 out of billions of galaxies. The unique and technical process I use to make this art is very inspirational to people and I enjoy sharing it because it demonstrates the classical approach to most crafts in life- practice makes perfect. I discovered this craft browsing YouTube and was blown away from the skill and speed street artists have in cities across the world. I wanted to reach their level, but I knew I had to start from scratch, so I went out and bought a couple spray cans. Soon enough, I found myself spending hundreds of dollars on paint and practicing day and night.”
Bio…
“My name is Tanios Nims and I was born 18 years ago in Beirut, Lebanon. I was raised in Canada ever since I was 2 and have been engaging in creativity since then. Creating things out of Lego, K’nex and PlayDoh was my childhood. I’ve been to a couple art schools in my elementary years, including Woodbridge Art School and Gallery, and KLIM School of Art. I appreciate these two schools for teaching my basic techniques of art and exposing me to new mediums. I can also appreciate the 4 years of taking art at St.Jean de Brebeuf Highschool taught by one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Gidaro. I will treasure my sketchbooks from my youth for the rest of my life.”
E-mail: tnims@live.ca
Instagram: SprayTheCosmos

Facade Academy Presents: ART BEAT In Kleinburg

Every Thursday evening since the first week of July, I go to take part and experience what I have coined as my ‘Summer Romance’. Tucked away just North of the City of Vaughan is the Village of Kleinburg, a beautiful little town that sits just along the Humber River, and was founded in the late 1800’s. The town holds this serene, relaxed atmosphere, and embodies true small town spirit.

Kleinburg ART BEAT

Starting back in July and moving through August, Kleinburg hosts a wonderful on-the-street outdoors event called ART BEAT, which has assembled a variety of talented visual artists, designer, photographers, performers, and musicians. Nina Spade Studio is ART BEAT’s hand-crafted jewelry and accessories exhibitor. Organized by Faҫade Academy’s Creative Director and Owner, Mina Spremulli, the event has attracted locals and tourists from all over to experience Kleinburg’s wonderful shops, restaurants, cafes, and beautiful surroundings, as well as the exhibits and contributing artists.

This year features:
Alessandra S’Alessio – Freelance Artist & Interior Design Student
Ashley Campana – Visual Artist & Instructor
Dominick Petrungaro – Photographer
Kimberly Grovu – Freelance Artist
Luisa Pariselli – Professional Freelance & Tattoo Artist
Nicholas McMaster – Professional Freelance & Tattoo Artist
Niloo Inalouei – Freelance Figurative & Abstract Artist
Tanios Nims – Freelance Surrealist Artist

And features
Vincent Spremulli – Creative Coordinator/Freelance Artist & Art Instructor

ART BEAT

With so much to experience, it has become more and more popular with each passing week, attracting larger numbers of visitors and giving summer-fun-seekers an absolutely wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening that is filled with live music, BBQs, live street art, face-paining, activities for children, and so much more. One of my favorite things to do before setting up my display is having dinner or a desert at one of their many outstanding restaurants and cafes; From Pizza Margherita at Avlyn Gardens Ristorante, to fresh fish and chips at Chartreuse, to a giant gelatto and an espresso at Dolcini by Joseph. It’s wonderful to walk down the street and wave back at now-familiar faces. When I am set up and people approach, I have had an absolute endless amount of the most marvelous positive feedback. It has brought me a gracious joy to watch people enjoy trying things on and taking treasures home. The opportunity for profound, sincere, imaginative, and astute conversation with kind strangers and fellow artists occurs several times each evening. I live for that.

To hear people share how wonderful their evening has been, and how talented every artist is is a real testament to the creative vision of ART BEAT’s coordinators.This entire event has been such a huge success, and truly the highlight of all my summer projects.

ART BEAT is being held every Thursday evening from July 3rd until August 28th, 2014.
Come visit Nina Spade Studio, as well as all of the other talented artists, and enjoy a little small town fun on a Thursday evening!

For more information, visit:
Facade Academy Events
Kleinburg Community Events
SNAP Vaughan East
York Scene

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