Originally from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Montérégie, Mylène Roy comes from a family that has always pushed her to follow her passions. The revelation for his profession came a few years after completing a DEC in Fine Arts. She discovered the jewelery training offered at the Montreal jewelery school in 2006. The passion hit her hard at the beginning of her apprenticeship. So, only a few weeks after completing her DEC in 2009, she opened her own workshop with a partner friend in Vaudreuil-Dorion, under the name of the Joaillerie l'Alliage workshop. For 2 years, she gained a lot of experience; or by participating in numerous exhibitions, fundraising projects, teaching in private lessons, etc. Now installed in a professional workshop in St-Jérôme, she is now looking to raise her career on all fronts.
Handle rough precious metals with finesse to create refined and emotionally charged jewelry; this is the exciting job of Mylène Roy, jeweler-designer living in St-Sauveur.
My artistic journey is generally guided by intuition. To express myself is for me primordial and it is through the meticulous trade that is the jewelery that I do it freely.
At the initial stage of creation, I am constantly challenged by the details of organic textures and in contrast, lines or architectural angles very refined. The latter then come to awaken conceptual ideas. From this exchange, it results in jewelry of a subtle contexture whose intention is to arouse envy, attraction.
We conceive our pieces according to traditional jewelery techniques. Depending on the researched effect, we proceed with one of these two techniques.
Cast iron with lost wax
This technique allows casting of complex parts of a single piece (without welding) with great detail precision. We cut a coarse piece from a block of wax and we slowly refine the piece by filing, piercing, scraping the wax as a sculptor would do. To finish, (the same as the final result of the jewellery but in wax), the piece will be cast in a plaster cylinder where the desired metal (silver, bronze, copper, gold, platinum ...) will be injected through large centrifuge.
From the basic techniques of jewelery, the metal will be transformed either by melting, (ingot, rolling, wire drawing, plotting, filing), sawing, welding and polishing. In order to design jewelery from A to Z, a considerable amount of tools are needed in the workshop. In addition, we must respect a lot of safety rules when they are handled.