Processes and Materials

While I once hand-cut and constructed every single piece with my own hands in my home studio, we now use molds and lost wax casting techniques for reproduction. Thanks to our valued customers, our business is growing, and we now need more hands to help make our handmade products. We currently outsource our casting to a few places: a local casting house in Vancouver, a husband-and-wife team in Jaipur India, and an entrepreneur in Thailand. By outsourcing to several places, we can better keep up with supply and demand, and best utilize each of the talents of our subcontractors. All of our pieces are hand-made in small batches, and designed and finished in Courtenay BC.

Living wages, working conditions, and quality of life are important factors when we source our contractors. We pay a little more, to give and get a little more. We believe this is important, and we know our customers care about this too.

The quality of metals is also of paramount importance. You want to know what is next to your skin. All our jewelry is 925 sterling silver and then is plated in either fine silver, rhodium, 18k rose gold or 18k yellow gold and our jewelry is always nickel-free.

We only use quality fine metals, so you don’t need to worry about base metals being next to your skin should the plating wear off.

We refine and recycle all our scraps and bench sweeps to a Canadian refinery, reducing our waste when possible. Our jewelry cards are made from 70% post-consumer recycled paper, and our packaging is recyclable.

We aim to give back for what we take out of the earth, which is why we have partnered with one tree planted and donate to Free the Ocean.

  • Vancouver Island

    The Alberni Valley Museum

    Port Alberni, British Columbia

     Cascadia Collective

    Duncan, BC

    The Comox Box - Custom Giftboxes

    Comox, British Columbia

    Comox Valley Art Gallery Shop: Made

    Courtenay, British Columbia

    Drift – Café Guido

    Port Hardy

    The Foxy Box

    Courtenay, British Columbia

    Island Affair Giftware

    Comox, British Columbia

     Left Coast Fashions

    Ladysmith, British Columbia

    MARS

    Merville, British Coumbia

    Mussels and More Pottery

    Campbell River, British Columbia

    Nooks

    Victoria, British Columbia

    The Other Side Collective

    Coombs, British Columbia

    Picked Collective

    Powell River, British Coumbia

    Seathrift Artisan Boutique

    Qualicum Beach, British Coumbia

    Soak Lifestyle Boutique

    Parksville, British Columbia

    Westcoast Wildflowers

    Campbell River, British Columbia

  • Britich Columbia

    Savary island

    Savary island Fair Trade

    Savary island, British Coumbia

     

    Lower Mainland

    Shop Hunnis

    Langley, BC

    Two of Hearts Boutique

    Vancouver, British Coumbia

     

    Fraser Valley

    Shop Hunnis

    Chilliwack, BC

  • USA

    International Wolf Center

    Ely, Minnesoata

    Silver Sage

    Buffalo, WY