Monark jewelry studio is a small batch jewelry and homewares brand inspired by the combination of sophisticated minimalism and soft femininity. My name is Marlo Coulson, Iam a Vancouver Island artisan jeweler evolving in my craft. I love to work in quality gold fill and sterling silver metals. I studied metal arts at North Island College.
In 2019 my studio has moved to downtown Courtenay on Vancouver Island. (379 4th St)
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-current 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!