Elin Weinstein was born on James Bay in northern Quebec, and raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. She moved to Montreal at 18 to study archaeology and anthropology. As a Masters student she conducted fieldwork in Bali; she was drawn to the Balinese concept that some Art is alive, the Art inspired by the Gods. Elin began silversmithing in 2007 as an antidote to academics. She places her craft at the juncture between cultural scholarship and Living Art. Elin respects geometry and admires clean lines, she juxtaposes this with a tendency towards complexity, producing her essential style of intricate minimalism.
My jewellery really has two faces. "Organic and Edgy | Bold and Playful" I hand fabricate "organic and edgy" fine jewellery in silver, pearls, and gemstones, as well as.... create "bold and playful" fashion pieces out of resin, acrylic and silver findings using traditional silversmithing techniques. I use blow torches and solder, adhesives, clamps, and rivets to make my creations.