Monark jewelry studio is my working metalsmith space, located in the Comox Valley, BC, Canada. My name is Marlo Coulson, I am a metalsmith who designs and hand crafts 14k gold fill and fine silver jewelry pieces. My pieces evoke a pairing of sophisticated minimalism and soft femininity.
Following a career in nursing, I turned to the meditative factor jewelry making provided. Taking a Metalsmith certificate program in 2018 allowed me to expand my skills. Circling back to the craft of jewelry in 2023 has been a dream come true. From my cozy little studio, I look forward to creating jewelry for you!
I have been a 'maker & creator for as long as I can remember, dabbling in different art forms, finding my place in jewelry. The best part of being a jeweler is the lifelong learning involved, the assortment of techniques, I thrive in a state of flux.
2010-2014 My 'side hustle' business name was 'The Naked Squirrel' I began selling at markets, screen-printed tanks & assembled jewelry.
2015-2016 I attended North Island College Metal Arts program and had truly fallen in love with the meditative jewelry making process.
2016-2019 I balance working as an acute care nurse with making jewelry, luckily these days more time is spent in my beloved studio, than on the nursing floor!
2019 I opened a cute little storefront in Downtown Courtenay.
2020 New Storefront closed from the impact of Covid-19.
2023 Ready for jewelry making again, with a focus on jewelry with meaning & intention:)