Artistry at Sweet Corner Park

Jordynne Mifflin shows off some of the homemade jewellery she sells at Winchester’s regular Sunday Farmers’ Market. Recently joining several other vendors at the site (July 24 marked her second Sunday at the Sweet Corner Park venue), Mifflin describes her style as “kind of upcycled.” She makes her pieces out of a combination of semi-precious stones and even tiny smooth stones retrieved from the shore of Manitoulin Island, wrapping the works with gold-filled wire to make rings and other pieces of jewellery. Also incorporating many recycled trinkets that she buys from thrift stores, Mifflin’s especially proud of the pendant she holds in the photo, which incorporates watch gears for a “steam-punk” look. The artisan says she was inspired to get creative after attending the last two editions of Comic-Con in Ottawa with her costume-making mother. Back living in Winchester after several years in Ottawa, she says she’s found her passion almost six years after graduating North Dundas District High School. Selling her creations at the village Farmer’s Market is the highlight of her week, adds Mifflin. She looks forward to completing a small forge as the next evolution in her production technique, allowing her to cast rings and other items from molten aluminum yielded from recycled pop cans. The Farmer’s Market in Winchester runs every 4 to 8 p.m. every Sunday until Oct. 2 at Sweet Corner Park.

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