Functional Crystal Art

By |2022-11-25T10:58:32-08:00November 25th, 2022|Blogposts|

Functional crystal art is a way to make crystals and minerals into useful objects and furnishings that we can incorporate into our daily lives. This can be as simple as a pair of bookends to hold up one's books, a vessel to hold one's keys, or as complex as a lighting feature hardwired into [...]

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Global Citizenry & Our One World Sets

By |2022-10-21T07:34:04-07:00October 21st, 2022|Blogposts|

“A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. They take an active role in their community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.” -Oxfam At Crystalworks, this has been our goal since the very beginning. Working [...]

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Artist Feature: Tessa Rand

By |2022-08-11T20:17:54-07:00August 11th, 2022|Blogposts|

Tessa Rand is a self taught metalsmith who lives on the Sunshine Coast, BC, with her husband and two daughters. She draws inspiration from ancient cultures and the natural world. Why we Love Working with Tessa Rand Tessa Rand is a dear friend and talented metalsmith who we dreamed of working with one day. [...]

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Selecting the Right Stone

By |2021-10-15T10:49:02-07:00October 8th, 2021|Blogposts|

Sometimes it’s as if stones call our name. There will be a moment when our eyes land on a certain piece and something clicks. It’s as if we’ve been reunited with a long lost love on some level. There’s usually an energetic resonance that makes you feel like yes, this is meant for me. [...]

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Green Gallery

By |2020-11-27T07:22:55-08:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What makes Crystalworks a ‘Green’ gallery? At Crystalworks we believe that being a “green’ company means more than just using recycled toilet paper (although we do this too). We believe that a green company acts with integrity. We believe that benefiting the environment also means that those that live in the environment are benefited [...]

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How We Began

By |2020-09-19T11:46:35-07:00March 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Karen's Story As far back as I can remember, rockhounding was a big part of our family’s adventures. One of the most enduring memories I have as a child is trudging through mud and dirt piles in abandoned mine sites looking through the tailing to find garnets and amethyst. We collected fossil on the Gaspe [...]

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Happy Chinese New Years 2018!

By |2018-11-29T09:30:52-08:00February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Greetings Crystalworks community! Happy Chinese New Year! 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Since Dogs are symbols of the coming of fortune we can all expect a successful and vibrant new year. We are almost finished winter and the cold and rains have abated. As the Earth awakens from these dark months, we start [...]

Designer Files: Crystals to Make Your Room Sparkle (The Westender)

By |2015-09-04T09:55:50-07:00August 30th, 2015|Media|

Crystalworks has been featured in the Westender as Vancouver's premier destination for crystals: A home is a sanctuary – a sacred space to unwind your mind and recharge your body. It is therefore fundamental to consider what impact the design of your space will have on your personal wellbeing. After visiting the first annual Vancouver [...]

Crystalworks Featured in the Globe & Mail

By |2014-11-28T11:42:49-08:00November 20th, 2014|Media|

We are delighted to have been featured in the Globe & Mail this week, in an article by Laura Goldstein on the rising popularity of gems and minerals as decor for the home and office: “People walk in and gasp,” says Karen Lipsett-Kidd, who owns and runs Crystalworks Gallery in Vancouver with her mother and [...]


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