WHATS NEW at NepentheStudio 

7 Jun 2020
Wet market. “Bats Bad”
Wet market. “Bats Bad”


Well, we all know what transpired from then til now. STAY THE BLAZES HOME, social distancing, physical distancing, wash your hands! People flocking home by the hundreds- flights cancelled- panic.

i never imagined my favourite obsession would become Brent Roussin and Lanette Saragossa and 1pm news briefing. Who knew?

Self isolation became a way of life, and still is.

I've used my time to experiment with new ideas and techniques. As you look around in here, you’ll see some of the new I liked . Here’s one of my new ideas. Have a look!

7 Jun 2020

February -March

Escaped the winter for a couple of weeks! Yay.  Lovely Bucerias became our home fromFebruary 25 to March 9th.

Sweet sunshine and hot weather. Perfect for relaxing at beach bars with our toes in the sand and a beer in our hands.

The bands were great, the markets fabulous, the food- excellent.

The bus rides- EXCITING.

March 9 came too fast and home we went.

then the shit hit the fan.

17 Feb 2020


Since I last talked to you, I’ve designed and created 23 new pairs of summer earrings. I’m very pleased with them. They are bright, colourful, and  happy, sure to make the lucky wearer smile. The new canvas material is working so well, I can’t stop planning more and more designs with this stuff!

See what you think! Click here to see the unveiling of my brand new (small) e-commerce page

13 Feb 2020


One more sleep til Valentines Day!

Ive got 2 things to tell you.

1. I’m working on setting up my own version of E-Commerce.😬. I used to do Etsy, which was fine, but omg, the amount of work was a burden. So watch for that arriving on the scene soon.

2. I’ve discovered the neatest new material. I’m making lightweight colourful jewellery with it. I think it will be fabulous for summer.

It’s lighter than aluminum, sculptable, water proof and has the capabilities of texture or smooth.

I’ve been testing it for the past several days and I feel I’m almost ready to start creating.

I'm going to make a few pairs of earrings to wear in Mexico and if they pass the pool test, the sun test, and the bar test, I’ll get at all the designs I’m dreaming up! (Hopefully before my head explodes.)

21 Jan 2020
New felt work - 2020.
New felt work - 2020.

2nd half of January 2020.

I’ve been very busy. My plan is to design and create some very different felt pieces for spring. I’ve made quite a bit so far, but I just haven’t gotten to the photograph stage yet. Maybe later today.🙂

I receive a shipment of Merino and C1 wool yesterday. Gorgeous colours!

Raspberry, violet, Passion red, Jasper, sunny yellow. I’m excited to get into those bags.

I’m not sure what to start with. Hats I suppose! 👒👑⛑.

any ideas? Leave me a message!

27 Jan 2020

January is almost gone!

Time really does fly. Nearly the end of the first month of 2020. Its been a busy month and I’ve accomplished quite bit.

  • 1 pr of felted mitts
  • 5 ear warmer headbands 
  • 2 neckwarmers
  • 1 Felted Hat
  • 6 bracelets

I’m thinking I’ll either design a new hat today or begin a new boot project.   If  I choose boots, I’m considering doing them in bright purple. I think that would be a very happy winter boot colour. I’m hesitating on the boots only because they will be experimental, and who knows how they’ll turn out.🥴

I love the boots I’ve made previously, but I need to make changes to the design.

As an after thought; I’m concerned about our weather. It’s far far to mild for January. Enough wool gathering- coffee’s gone- time to get at it.


18 Jan 2020


It’s snowed and snowed... and snowed. It’s snowing right across Canada, and it just keeps snowing mercilessly.

I’ve  barely been out of the house. Probably a good thing. I’ve been thinking of summer.😎🌞. Making lists of cool felt accessories I can design out of felt that will be summer sunshine worthy.

Bracelets! But not just any bracelets. Mine will be like no other you’ve seen. The trouble is, I want to keep them all. Oh dear this is so often the problem.

 In a while, I will post them and see what you think I should do.

Back to work. Perhaps a hat today.

12 Jan 2020

Welcome 2020!

It’s a new year and Nepenthe Studio is busy preparing! I’ve been working on fresh and exciting new stuff. You’re going to like it.

I try to create 1 piece every day, more if I can. I want you to have lots of variety.

Be prepared for changes! Each year my designs morph a little- creativity is fluid. One thought leads to another. Pretty soon those thoughts lead to “What if?”

I think this is one of my favourite truths of being an artist.

Stay tuned for updates.❤️

Happy New Year   I’m looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming shows and events!

10 Apr 2019


 Here are a few rings from a new Collection I made. I call the Collection, Patterns. These are,  sterling shanks with various patterns applied in different methods. A clear quartz adorns one, tawny quartz and a shimmering moonstone grace the other two.. There are more. See them at #Proutopia2019. 

25 Mar 2019

New work. You asked for it

 Fast forward to the 25 of March.No entries for the last while. I’ve been working hard creating! #Proutopia2019 is just around the corner. I’ve made dozens of new pieces of art in your honour. You asked for (you know who you are) some larger sized rings; done! You asked for more bangles; done! You asked for sculpture; done.I’ve been setting stones in silver , moonstones, coral, citrine, turquoise. I’ve been Felting some very unique necklaces for summer. I’ve created a menagerie of critters. You definitely should come to Proutopia on June 8, 9th. It’s going to be amazing. "Birds of a Feather"
9 Mar 2019
A secret peek at the new member of Nepenthe Studio.
A secret peek at the new member of Nepenthe Studio.

Secret Peek!

 It’s Saturday, and I’m heading out to my studio to fabricate some metal legs for upcoming critters and sculpture. I’ll have to get busy taking fotos of the fruits of my labours very soon. They are piling up.

I’m hoping to have some time to make a hat a little later today.

or maybe some mitts or fingerless gloves

or neck warmers

or cowls

or slippers

or ?

8 Mar 2019

Snow- sick of it

 These past several days I’ve been busy making "critters. 7 are finished now, the latest being a Blue Spotted Hereford cow. Pictures will follow.

I’m getting impatient with the weather.

23 Feb 2019


 Today is Saturday, and I’ve decided to create some felt sculpture. This is a passion of mine! Creatures, critters, monsters (both scary and cute), fantabulous animals and birds; anything I can dream up, I make. It’s like going on a holiday.

I won’t be adding pictures of these new sculptures just yet, but I will tell you, they can FLY.

20 Feb 2019

X marks the spot

This page is a JOURNAL of my creations as they are born. I usually try and design and make at least one piece of art a day. My "NEW STUFF" page will open the door to the future of NepentheStudio +HatTrickHats. It will give you a "heads up" as to what to expect from me at any upcoming shows and events. I will still post my work occasionally on FaceBook and Instagram, but more a more complete peek, X MARKS THE SPOT! You’re always welcome.

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Cathy Sutton