2015 Airdrie Woman Awards
It's our 4th year designing the awards and we couldn't be more excited! It's such an honour and the luncheon event is inspiring! Here are the designs for this year!
2014 Vintage Market!
Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation
We are very excited about our partnership with The Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation! Look for more information in the summer about two exclusive necklaces we are designing with parcial proceeds going to the foundation.
Their influences couldn’t be more different, but the chairs painted by Koos de Jongh and Christine Taylor for the AIRdirondack project stand starkly similar. Both chairs are predominantly white with splashes of vibrant colour.
For de Jongh, a full-time abstract artist, his chair is a homage to his artistic heroes, Piet Mondrian, Gerrit Rietveld and Theo van Doesburg - pioneers of the De Stijl movement in the Netherlands from 1917 to 1931.
The chair is eerily simiar to the Red and Blue Chair designed by Rietveld in 1917 and currently on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
“That is a very famous chair,” said de Jongh. “It is a very simplistic chair.”
De Jongh’s chair, too is simple. Its design is in the style of Rietveld’s chair, but the bold use of line and colour is all Mondrian.
On the right arm rest are small squares of colour - red, blue, black and yellow - representing the colours Mondrian used in his works. On the front are two matrix bar codes (QR codes) that tell the story of the chair in both English and de Jongh’s native Dutch. He also wrote out the story on the back of the chair.
“It’s a minimalistic feeling,” said de Jongh, “but it’s not minimalistic at all. I use colours like black and white to really pop the reds, oranges and yellows - my favourite colours - out.”
Taylor’s chair, too, shows her influences - and tells her story.
The chair, like de Jongh’s, is predominantly white but features a brightly coloured silhouette of a bird perched on the branch of a tree.
The bird pops off the white background and the armrests of the chair are decorated with a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
“Birds are my thing,” said Taylor, the owner of Hoodoo Designs Inc. “My business logo is the same bird, which I call Ivy. I knew my chair had to have some kind of bird on it.”
Taylor is a jewelry designer and graphic artist, not a painter, so she admits to being apprehensive about tackling the AIRdirondack project when asked last year.
“Because I’m not a painter, I felt pressure,” she said. “So I went to my design background and did an image of a bird in a tree on my computer to use a template and then free-handed the image onto the chair.”
It took Taylor nearly 10 months to decide on what design she was going to put on her chair.
“I sat with it for a long time,” she said. “I wanted the chair to be my identity but I wasn’t sure how to convey that.”
An artist friend, Michelle Pickering, made all the difference.
“Michelle was over at my house one day and she mentioned that I had little birds all around,” Taylor said. “In fact, there’s a little bird of some sort in every room of my house.”
The AIRdirondack project features 12 chairs painted by local artists that will be auctioned at a Sept. 22 gala.
Amazing Airdrie Woman Awards
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Hoodoo Designs to create Awards for Airdrie Amazing Woman Awards
Read more here Hoodoo Designs specializes in handmade personalized glass and sterling silver jewelry. Each piece is unique and customizable, and crafted with care and attention in designer Christine Taylor’sAirdrie,Alberta home.
Each wearable keepsake tells a story, whether it’s a joyous event like the birth of a child or keeping the memory of a loved one close to their heart. The most rewarding part for Christine is working with each client to create a memorable wearable piece of art.
Hoodoo Designs had the honor of creating glass pendants for Jann Arden’s 2009 “Free” tour and was selected to be the Official Jewelry Designer of the 2010 CCMA Awards and has been asked to participate in the Golden Globe Awards. This year Hoodoo Designs pendants will once again go on tour with Jann Arden.
Born and raised in Calgary,AB, Christine Taylor had studied design before moving into the world of oil and gas. After 13 years working in the corporate world of IT at an international oil and gas company, Taylor decided to give up her full time job to focus on her passion for design and jewelry.
“It’s an honour to be asked to design 5 unique and meaningful gifts for the 2012 Airdrie Amazing Woman Awards”. Each gift will symbolize the meaning of each award for 5 deserving and inspiring woman.”
Just in time for Christmas "Bloom" and "Eternity Heart" are on sale! Deadline for shipped orders is Dec 1st and Dec 15th for local (picked up) orders!
We have a new font we will be using going forward. The new font is called "Carefree" and can be seen on designs "Bloom, Sweetheart, Botanical and Eternity Heart" (go to the store to view) If you prefer the old font, let us know when ordering.
New boss in the house...
Things are going great with the new baby but she won't let mommy work! Custom times may be slightly longer then the 10 days stated in the store listings but I do my best to get them out in 10 - 15 business days.
Local Jewelry Designer Goes Country
Airdrie Jewelry Designer to Showcase at the CCMA's
Hoodoo Designs is off to the Canadian Country Music Awards!
Airdrie, Alberta. September 1, 2010 –Local jewelry designer Christine Taylor of Hoodoo Designs is no stranger to working with the Canadian glitterati. When eight-time Juno award winner Jann Arden toured last fall, concert-goers could choose from four unique glass pendants featuring Jann's very own beautiful angel artwork, and made by Taylor.
Arden isn’t the only Canadian singer/songwriter to notice Taylor’s unique work. Hoodoo Designs was commissioned to design a pendant for Donny Anderson, which he wore at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards in Vancouver,BC.
This year, Taylor is honoured to have been selected as the Official Jewelry Designer of the 2010 CCMA Awards Gift Room. This two day event, held September 11 and 12 in Edmonton will see more then 100 special guests go through the room to receive gifts from a variety of companies. Taylor is giving out certificates for customized photo pendants or customized sterling silver jewelry, her specialty. “We’re expecting some of the nominated stars, industry people and even Oilers hockey players to visit our booth in the gift room,” says Taylor. “I’ve been brushing up online so I can recognize the stars coming through.”
Hoodoo Designs captures the attention of Canadian singers and songwriters
When eight-time Juno award winner Jann Arden goes on tour this November across Canada, her souvenir stand will have a special addition that stands out from the t- shirts and key chains.
A devoted Twitter user, Arden stumbled across Airdrie designer Christine Taylor and her company Hoodoo Designs on the social networking site. The Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee was so captivated byTaylor’s customized pendants that she called Taylor to see if a meeting was possible. The result? Taylor has designed four unique glass pendants featuring Jann’s very own beautiful angel artwork. These limited edition pendants will be sold during her concert tour starting in the fall of 2009.
Arden isn’t the only Canadian singer/songwriter to notice Taylor’s unique work.
Hoodoo Designs was commissioned to design a pendant for Donny Anderson, which he wore at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards in Vancouver, BC on
September 13, 2009. Dawn Langstroth is another fan, wearing Hoodoo Design’s new ’Wisteria’ jewelry.
Local Woman Finds Fame at Canadian Country Music Awards
Airdrie, Alberta. September 16, 2010 – It’s not every day Canadian celebrity’s gush over an artist they’ve never met. But that’s just what happened last weekend, when local jewelry designer Christine Taylor of Hoodoo Designs met country music stars, Olympians, and NHL players at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton.
As the Official Jewelry Designer of the 2010 CCMA Awards Gift Room,Taylorattended the two day event, held September 11 and 12 inEdmonton. “I met Blue Rodeo members, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Jill Hennessy and so many more artists,” saysTaylor. “It was so exciting to give them their gift and hear them raving over my work, when I wanted to rave about theirs!”
Prior to the event, Taylor had created custom pieces for a number of the celebrated guests. She presented Terri Clark with a glass photo pendant of Terri and her mother, who had recently passed away from cancer. “Terri said this was the first performance her mom would miss so she would keep the pendant close to her hat night,” saysTaylor. “I also gave Johnny Reid’s wife a pendant, and they both gave me a huge hug and kept saying I didn’t have to do something so sweet.”
“It was such an incredible experience to attend this event, and meet so many talented artists,” says Taylor. “I’ve only been back a few days, and orders from the show area already pouring in.”
Hoodoo Designs selected to participate at 2010 CCMA's!
Hoodoo Designs is thrilled to announce that they have been selected to be the "Official Jewelry Designer" at the 2010 Canadian Country Music Awards Gift Lounge! Stay tuned for future exciting details!
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She Knew Just What to Do - by AirdrieLIFE Magazine
Frozen in Glass - by Stimuli Magazine
While we always want our jewelry to make a statement, sometimes we want it to be a soft statement.
Hoodoo Designs Jewelry does just that. The jewelry line is soft and romantic, yet has a very graphic feel to it. Canadian designer Christine Taylor is a graphic artist and has incorporated the elements of print and web design into her jewelry pieces. Her talent seems to be endless as Hoodoo Designs offers several different services from digital scrapbooking and adoption portfolios to handmade photo frames and, of course, the jewelry.
We absolutely love the glass pendants and apparently we aren't the only ones. Hoodoo Designs was recently commissioned by the multi-award winning artist Jann Arden, to create four limited edition glass pendants featuring Jann's very own angel artwork. These pendants will be sold at her concerts during the 2009/2010 tour. What a coup!
Hoodoo Designs has an extensive selective of designs and prints but what we think is really amazing is that you can also customize your pendant with your own photo. Whether it's a wedding photo, a baby photo or a family portrait, you will be able to carry your memories with you each time you wear your Hoodoo pendant.
Jewelry Helps Expectant Mothers Pre-empt Questions
Airdrie, Alberta. December 15, 2009 – Most people know that pregnant mothers usually don’t like strangers touching their belly. But there’s something else mom’s-to-be often tired of – answering the same questions about their pregnancy over and over again. That’s why Airdrie designer Christine Taylor developed Little Expectation pendants.
“It can get tedious to repeat the answers to “When is your due date?, says Taylor. “My birth month pendants are to let moms share their due date without saying a word.”
Handmade and hung on an 18 inch adjustable chain, the pendants come in a keepsake memory tin. Little Expectation pendants are available at Cater Tot Consignment in Airdrie.
Taylor’s company, Hoodoo Designs, most recently designed four unique glass pendants featuring Jann Arden’s angel artwork. These limited edition pendants are being sold during her current concert tour. Taylorwas also commissioned to design a pendant for Donny Anderson, which he wore at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards inVancouver,BC on September 13, 2009. Dawn Langstroth is another fan, wearing Hoodoo Designs' new ’Wisteria’ jewelry.
Local Business Owner “Twitterpated”
When Christine Taylor wanted to build her customized jewelry business without investing heavily in traditional advertising, she signed up for a Twitter account. Little did she know, this online social networking tool would be the launching pad she was looking for, and her business, Hoodoo Designs, has grown by leaps and bounds ever since.
“I had read articles about how Twitter could help small businesses, so I signed up in June,” recallsTaylor. “I began following other artists and graphic designers, and a few musicians too. Shortly after I began following eight-time Juno award winner Jann Arden on Twitter, we developed an online dialogue.”
A devoted Twitter user, Arden was so captivated by Taylor’s customized pendants that she called Taylorto see if a meeting was possible. The result? Taylor has designed four unique glass pendants featuring Jann’s very own beautiful angel artwork. These limited edition pendants will be sold during her concert tour starting in the fall of 2009.
“Twitter is definitely time consuming,” says Taylor. “You need to focus on following the right people, then posting interesting tweets about yourself and your business in order to get followers yourself.” The Twitter relationship between Arden and Taylor was noticed by singer/songwriter Donny Anderson, who commissioned Taylor to design a pendant for which he wore at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards in Vancouver, BC in September. Singer/songwriter Dawn Langstroth also followed Hoodoo Designs, and purchased some of the company’s new ’Wisteria’ jewelry.
Hoodoo Designs has also been selected as a contributor to the 2009 Whistler Film Fest gift room, a connection developed through Twitter. “Twitter has really helped propel my business,” saysTaylor.
Hoodoo Designs asked to be at the Whistler Film Festival!
Hoodoo Designs is happy to announce that we have been selected by Gabrielle Durning – CEO + Founder of the Uptown Gift Box Company to take part in the VIP Celebrity Gift Room at the 2009 Whistler Film Festival!
Hoodoo Designs named Airdrie’s Business of the month for November 2009!
Hoodoo Designs captures the attention of Canadian singers and songwriters
When eight-time Juno award winner Jann Arden goes on tour this November across Canada, her souvenir stand will have a special addition that stands out from the t shirts and key chains.
A devoted Twitter user, Arden stumbled across Airdrie designer Christine Taylor and her company Hoodoo Designs on the social networking site. The Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee was so captivated by Taylor’s customized pendants that she called Taylor to see if a meeting was possible. The result? Taylor has designed four unique glass pendants featuring Jann’s very own beautiful angel artwork. These limited edition pendants will be sold during her concert tour starting in the fall of 2009.
Arden isn’t the only Canadian singer/songwriter to notice Taylor’s unique work. Hoodoo Designs was commissioned to design a pendant for Donny Anderson, which he wore at the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards in Vancouver, BC on September 13, 2009. Dawn Langstroth is another fan, wearing Hoodoo Design’s new ’Wisteria’ jewelry.