Burhemian Chic, California Cool

Cynthia Cheng California-based Ettika, a line of jewellery started by Ettie Rafeili and Joey Rafeili is an all-American brand inspired by their surroundings in Los Angeles.  Every colour of the rainbow can be found in this collection, which includes not only bracelets, but anklets, earrings and keychains as well.  The pieces which have both a bohemian […]

Green, Environmentally-Friendly Jewellery by Georgie Designs

Former teacher and mother, Robyn Klauer’s first memorable experience with art was when she painted faces on stones and selling them to neighbours.  When she was in sixth grade, she painted t-shirts with “puffy paint,” and sold it to her sister’s boyfriend for a $20.  

Cute Resort Dress That's Great for the Petite Gal!

TLE Designs‘ latest collection makes for great resort wear or for a night out in the city.  Designer, Teresa Le’s brightly-coloured tops, mini-dresses and headbands will surely turn heads whether at the beach or at a club or lounge!  The best news about TLE Designs is that the pieces are perfectly proportioned for women 5’4″ or […]

Gorgeous Silver Jewellery Make Things Pop

Chrissy Cook, a graduate of Millersville University in Pennsylvania (where she majored in Fine Art Metals) and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (United Kingdom), studying Contemporary Jewellery Design, launched Chrissy Cook Designs, a line of sterling silver jewellery just this year.  Prior to launching her line, she had been working professionally as a goldsmith […]

Glamming Up With glamjulz

Founded in 2000, Monica Graves’ glamjulz, a line of necklaces, bracelets and earrings has since expanded to over 100 retail locations across Canada  It has also been seen in swags at numerous award shows, including the Much Music Video Awards and on celebrities like Elisha Cuthbert and Nelly Futardo.   glamjulz also has a bridal collection, all hand-made with semi-prescious stone, glass or crystal.  […]

Karen McFarlane – Jewellery by Karen

Thirteen years ago, after one of the earlier waves of  hospital “downsizing,” Karen McFarlane made a major career change.  Instead of seeking work within the industry elsewhere, she decided to go into jewellery.  First as a project to update her personal collection, it eventually became a line called Jewellery by Karen, which consists of necklaces, […]

TLE Designs: Petite Dresses, Headbands and Now, Bracelets

Teresa Le of TLE Designs has certainly been busy over the past year.  TLE Designs, a line of dresses for petite women, was started over 4’11” Teresa’s difficulty finding “cosmopolitan, trendy” clothes which fitted properly.  Launched in 2007, the colourful dresses have garnered much media attention on television, print and the Internet.  TLE was also profiled last […]

The Statement of Liebling

Liebling Designs, a line of hairclips, necklaces and earrings, is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is run by Jessica Cripps.  From a creative family – Jessica’s mother makes original objets d’arts and her German grandmother is highly talented at knitting, crocheting and sewing, – she launched her line of “statement jewellery”  in May 2008.

The Fuss of Floral Jewellery

Created by Wendy Stauffer, Fuss Jewelry is a line of necklaces, earrings, braclets, rings and bridal pieces.  Using her background in graphic design and biology, Wendy creates her pieces with wire and semi-prescious stones or pearls building each piece into a unique colourful, botanical shapes.  In addition to her website, Wendy also maintains a blog, where she comments about her […]

Lawyer Moonlights as Accessories Designer with Pretty Afrika

Sandra Aya Emil, the founder behind Pretty Afrika launched was not always an accessories designer. Educated at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (undergraduate), the University of Ghana (master’s) and the University of Illinois (law school), she first entered the jewellery market when she partnered with her mother to launch Nubian Creations  (the purses in […]