Smithstine is a one-woman studio creating prairie inspired and custom copper jewelry and accessories. Kristine MacDonald, of Smithstine Copper, has been making jewelry since 2011, first joining us for the holiday season in 2013. "Copper has become my metal of choice because it is soft, shines up beautifully and is not particularly common in jewelry making. My copper designs are mainly prairie related because I appreciate Alberta's diverse features, creatures and landmarks." Kristine will be joining us again for the December weekend of the fair and we're real excited to see her again! Follow her on instagram / twitter to keep up with her new work and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:
Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
SC: It’s a privilege to be an artist in a city with so many creative minds and so many supports in place to help us grow.
Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
SC: Nature, camping and road trips.
Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
SC: I love all of my bison treasures! I especially like a large, woven wall hanging that reminds me of the arctic that I picked up a few years ago.
Swing on over to www.smithstine.com to check out the full shop!