Anne Marie Chagnon
Anne-Marie Chagnon was born twice. The first time when she discovered her mother's jewellery box as a little girl. The second was when she began creating her own jewellery and established her company in 1995. With a keen imagination, this fine arts graduate from the Univeristy du Quebec a Montreal is now easily recognized for her unique handmade collections that playfully push the boundaries and showcase familiar materials in an all new way. Pewter, wood, resin and glass come alive in her hands, simultaneously revealing their primitive, sensual and joyous sides. Their shapes are sometimes crude, sometimes minimalist and sometimes whimsical. And yet, they combine perfectly. Finally she breaks new ground with cleverly designed pieces that can easily be transformed from necklace to bracelet to earrings. They're nothing short of revolutionary. She has been commissioned by Cirque du Soleil to create a special collection for their Dralian show. She has released new collections each year. As a genuine tribute to personal expression each piece of her creations is art you can wear according to your whim. They captivate the eye and allow the wearer- male or female-absolute freedom of expression.