About Me

I am a Canadian who came to Australia in 1999 on a business trip and loved it so much I quit my job and moved here!  I have lived in Melbourne for most of the time but am now based in Geelong, Victoria.

I currently have several passions in my life. They are (in no particular order):

  • Handmade jewellery
  • Animals (in particular my two dogs Anya and Xander and my two cats Riley & Tara)
  • Photography (a new found passion)
  • My partner Dave

Betsy C Jewellery began with my addiction to silver jewellery.   This addiction has been cultivated through my love of local markets. I just can’t walk past an artisan jeweller’s display without stopping and looking at everything!

Just prior to a rather large milestone birthday I discovered an artistic side I never knew I had!

I am a person that is always studying or learning something so why not learn about my addiction!  While I have never considered myself to be very artistic, I decided what the heck, why not take a course in jewellery making. I figured even if it turned out I was “artistically challenged”, at least I would understand the process.

In 2013 I took an 8 week introduction night course with Annie Broadway in Geelong. I just love, love, love her work. I also love the fact that she showcases other Australian jewellery artists in her studio.

Turns out I actually have some talent for jewellery making and absolutely love it.

Add to all this my new found love of amateur photography! I’m currently taking a course and loving every minute of it. Again, who knew I was artistic!

My only regret in life is that I only discovered silversmithing and photography recently and not in those years of trying to figure out what to do with my life!

When I am not designing and making jewellery I can be found either working at my parttime job as a web developer for a local IT company, teaching puppy school classes at a local pet store, taking photos, reading magazines and books on jewellery and/or photography, working on my website or just lounging around with Dave and my fur kids trying to decide which of the above to work on!

You can check out my photographs on

Ello:  https://ello.co/canuckinoz

Instragram:  https://www.instagram.com/canuckinozimages/