Anice Jewellery has opened an Ossington outpost
Anice, Kensington Market’s bijou jewellery shop, has opened a second (much larger) location on Ossington. Like the original store, the new Anice is an Etsy addict’s paradise: semi-precious stones, antique beads and sundry baubles wait to be transformed into custom necklaces, bracelets and festival-ready headbands. For those who aren’t so creatively inclined, the shop’s brick walls are adorned with owner Brittany Hopkins’s unapologetically girly creations (the 28-year-old’s motto might as well be “more is more” when it comes to anything sparkly). “We’re still offering our custom on-the-spot jewellery making, but we’re honing our finer jewellery side with more precious metalwork and gemstones,” explains Hopkins, who also plans to focus more on bridal work at the west-end outpost. Apart from bridal accessories (everything from custom wedding bands to chain-mail veils), onsite gold and silver smithing will be offered, as well as private workshops where groups can learn the art of beading while sipping rosé.