Sheila (Okotoks, AB) began her journey as a jewellery artist by taking recreational courses in the early 90’s with the Calgary Board of Education followed by sessions with the Leighton Centre and Jim Galt Studio. She has also spent many hours at the Lewton-Brain/Fontans studio and attended workshops and classes with the Alberta College of Art + Design. It wasn’t until years later that she realized her dedication to her “hobby” had become something more.
Now a respected jewellery artist for over 20 years, Sheila Fendall’s most recent work is inspired by movement, incorporating components that allow the pieces to move and mold to the body of the wearer. Dedicated to the craftsmanship found in ethnic jewellery, Sheila’s work utilizes time-honoured weaving techniques for which she makes and solders each tiny link by hand.
Sheila is passionate about creating jewellery and strives to create pieces that will be treasured by the wearer.