Loops Jewellery is inspired by the natural surroundings of the Pacific Northwest. I work out of my home studio on Vancouver Island. Surrounded by ocean, forests and mountains, I don't have to go beyond my front door to be filled with inspiration for my designs. My jewelry is full of clean lines and simple beauty. It is effortless to wear on its own or to pair with other pieces. All items are made with sterling silver, 14k gold fill and semiprecious stones and are intended to be worn and enjoyed every day.
I have been fortunate to have lived for many years in northern India, southern Africa, and the Middle East. My distinctive jewelry creations resonate with the visual delights I experienced in these places: the rich, exuberant colors of India, the timeless gravity of the African landscape, and the sinuous symmetry of the Arabic decorative arts. I source the components for my designs from these regions to create vibrant and unique jewelry so that others can share and enjoy this blend of styles.
Susan Stevens, combines her passions of antiquing and collecting with her love of designing jewellery, that captures the romance of bygone days. Sourcing beautiful medals, coins, keys, vintage beads and charms, from around the world, and combining these findings with semi precious stones, and contemporary elements, she creates original, timeless jewellery.
A fitness enthusiast, and lover of the ocean and nature, she now resides with her husband, in Nanoose Bay, on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Ever since I was a little girl, the beach has held a very special place in my heart. I am so happy all these years later to create something that is inspired by our beautiful West Coast and the colours it holds. With a wide variety of styles and a very reasonable price point, there is something for everyone on the Left Shore!
Shoko originally started Swallow Jewellery in 2013 with simple wire wrapped gem stone jewellery. Since then, she learned to silversmith and use a material called precious metal clay. The beautiful natural environment on Vancouver Island, travel, hikes and beach combing inspire her to create jewellery that are imprints of nature items as well as vintage objects. In 2017, her partner Nicky decided to leave her job as a city bus driver, so Shoko asked her to join the brand. They thought it might be a temporary summer arrangement but Nicky never left. Now they work together on design, creation and every aspect of running Swallow Jewellery out of their little home studio in Victoria.
Parvanah Collective is a small batch, handmade jewelry business based in Southern Vancouver Island. Each piece is carefully created by incorporating talismans, numerology, and symbols of sacred geometry with mixed metals, gemstones, and fibres.
The result is a collection of simple, elegant, and soulful luxuries for everyday living.
And the best part? 3% of our sales are for good. As of February 1, 2019, we began donating 3% of the retail value towards doing good in our local and global communities. As a small handmade business, this initiative is very close to our hearts. Doing good feels good.
I am originally from Alberta a Floral Designer turned Administrative Assistant and now a handcrafted Jewelry Designer for the past 7 years 5 of which in Victoria, BC.
I am completely self-taught when it comes to jewelry design and love to create wearable art that is genuinely original and fun. I am always working on something new and beautiful to offer and am a phone call or e-mail away to creating your original piece for any occasion.
My favorite thing to make is earrings, but I also enjoy making bracelets and pendants that coordinate with each other. I am inspired by moods, nature and beautiful works of art.
Some of the techniques I use to design my pieces are Chain Maille, Wire Wrapping, Viking Knit, Wire Crochet, Cold Forging/Hammering, Silver Clay as well as unique beading to create my many pieces.
From the small city of Red Deer, AB, Jillian grew up enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. Any time spent in nature experiencing adventures and being creative deeply nurtured her soul. After moving to Vancouver Island in 2014, Jillian followed her intuition to tap more into her creative side. Woven Stone Co. was an unforeseen venture, a leisurely hobby that evolved into an artistic outlet. It has become a means for Jillian to express her passion of being authentic to oneself and doing the things we love.