Young Designs is the result of the collaboration of sisters, Joanne Young and Jeannie Polisuk. The two bring many years of creative passion to their jewellery creations. Joanne, an artisan for many years, has created work in various areas of women’s textiles including macramé, knitting, crochet and pottery. Designing jewellery is a natural extension for her. Jeannie, a visual artist, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa. She works primarily in the genre of painting and sculpture, both of which rely on a keen awareness of colour and form.
Together they create pieces that are timeless and elegant. Each piece is handcrafted from the finest materials such as semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski crystal and sterling silver. Many of the sterling silver elements in their pieces have been designed and hand forged by this sister design duo. Their overall style is playful yet sophisticated, taking inspiration from the organic patterns and shades found in the stones that make their way into their pieces.