TOKI @ Corduroy Mag Holiday Pop-Up Closet

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on November 27, 2010

We love how beautifully Corduroy Magazine produces each of their issues. From front to back, everything is thoughtfully considered and one of those pubs you want to collect. So, you can imagine how we felt when we were asked to participate in their first Holiday Pop-Up Closet.

If you’re in the Toronto area, check out Corduroy Magazine’s first annual Holiday Pop-Up Closet at Chasse Garde (1084 Queen Street West) from November 26-28. Proceeds will benefit the Holland Bloorview Kid’s Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of children with disabilities.

We created a small limited edition collection just for the event. We’re happy to be in good company with the other brands participating in this important cause, such as Postalco, Pendleton, Henrik Vibskov, Obakki, and Assembly to name a few. For more information, click here.



Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on June 15, 2010

I had no idea that Ellen DeGeneres was going to wear a Toki necklace on the cover of Shape Magazine’s May issue. You can imagine my surprise when I found out. Had it not been for my mother-in-law (discovered while browsing through her new subscription of Shape!), this happy press moment would’ve gone unnoticed into the deep abyss of non-circulating magazines at the public library. By the time I found out, that is what happened. No May issue in sight. Luckily, my sister was able to track one down. Ellen layered delicate braided necklaces which are available in a variety of colors. To get a detailed look of the necklaces click here.

The fact that it’s on a cover is exciting enough, but the fact that it’s Ellen takes it to another level. I am a big fan hers, not only for her show, but in particular for her charitable work involving animal rights and homeless dogs and cats. Her recent efforts have been to help the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamps to the Rescue campaign, which raises awareness of the need to adopt shelter pets. Having adopted Oliver, my very own shelter dog, this is a topic close to my heart.

California Dreamin’……

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on June 15, 2010

On a recent visit to Los Angeles, I had a chance to check out Toki at the Steven Alan on Abbott Kinney. All the Steven Alan stores do such an incredible job of displaying the jewelry so beautifully in their cases and the Venice location was no exception! Situated in the first floor of a house, you’ll wish this was your own house when you see their selection of goods. After we left the store, we came across these guys chillin’ outside a cafe.

TOKI in the Financial Times

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on June 15, 2010

The UK’s Financial Times recently did a nice write-up on Toki in their monthly luxury magazine How To Spend It. For the full article, click here.

Owl Love

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 24, 2010

One day I suddenly became the owl lady to all my friends and family. It just happened. Now I get owl inspired gifts like nobody’s business. Happy Monday everyone!


Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on May 10, 2010

Come by Sucre this weekend to check out our latest collection!

Pretty bird….

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on April 13, 2010

Actually, it’s kind of ugly, but he (or she) is beautiful in it’s own way. Flaunt always produces incredible covers.

{Sculptures} Ursula von Rydingsvard

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on April 5, 2010

Lately I’ve been inspired by large scale sculptures. I try to envision what they’d look like if they were shrunken down to the scale that I work with. Imagine what these monumental works of art by Ursula von Rydingsvard would like if they were pieces of jewelry.

French Sesame

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on April 5, 2010

“Black & white sesame rabbits are dearest.” What does that even mean? This makes absolutely no sense and that’s why I love it! My dear friend of Elizabites brought me back this cute notebook from Powell’s in Portland. Little did she know that I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to these asian notebooks. I have collected quite the stash since I was a little kid.

Sketchy Gemstones

Posted in Uncategorized by tokicollection on March 15, 2010

I don’t use as many stones as I used to when I first started my line, but every now and then, I’ll find some that are so interesting that it’s hard to pass up. For Spring, I added a few gemstones to give a pop of unexpected color. The sketches of these stones makes me want to incorporate more in the future.