Born and raised in Canada, Krystin started making jewellery when she was 12 years old. It is a passion that grew into adulthood and became everything you see here now. She started the alchemical copper work in 2018 by self teaching through blogs and youtube tutorials and lots and lots of trial and error. Following her passion for jewellery design full time has been the most rewarding (and crazy!) journey.
All of the work you’ll find from Tala is individually made by hand in Toronto. The majority of the crystals are handpicked from local shops with a few being ordered from small suppliers on Etsy.
Each piece is made over the course of 2-3 days from scratch to finish by electroforming copper onto crystals. Once the rings and pendants have been designed and prepped, they are submerged in an acidic bath for 6-10 hours with and electrical current running through each piece. This causes a reaction in the solution that binds copper particles to specific areas of the stone. Each piece comes out totally unique and raw.
It is a process of patience!
MAKERS MARKET 2018 . CENTRO GARDEN . BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN