My Open Fire journey began while working at a local jewellery store offering gemstones from around the world. It was there that I soaked up every bit of knowledge I could about the origin and history of gemstones and jewellery design.
Using skills acquired from my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, as well as receiving basic metal-smithing techniques, my passion grew into my dream and Open Fire was born in 2015.
With a lot of hard work and the support of my community, I have been a full time creator of unique gemstone jewellery ever since.
Fran chats about her journey with small business with Josie Baerg.
What The Business?!
Open Fire is featured in Willow Lamoureux’s series, ‘Ottawa Icons.’
Open Fire is featured in Ottawa Neighbours, a showcase of local business owners.
Open Fire is featured on Rogers TV for their 'Celebrate Ottawa' series.
Open Fire is a featured #creator in the Toronto based blog, Creators Commune. http://creatorscommune.com/creator-open-fire/
Open Fire is featured in the Ottawa creatives blog, Faisons-ici.