MATERIALS

Our Jewellery creation pays homage to Mother Earth and her people. When choosing how to express ourselves through clothing and accessories, we have the opportunity to consider how it’s made and the impact of that process. 

CLAY

The majority of our clay is a porcelain farmed from a quarry in Saskatchewan. Porcelain is strong, lightweight and the least porous of all clay bodies, making it perfect for jewellery.

Occasionally we also use speckle clay and Navajo clay with a low grit, both of which are also farmed from Saskatchewan. 

 

We choose not to work with polymer, as it can be carcinogenic to humans and a by product of petroleum, which is very hard on the environment.

METALS

GOLD FILL 

Hypoallergenic and non tarnishing, gold fill is created using a thick layer of 18K gold set around sterling silver. This provides you years of life with a gold finish.

SURGICAL STEEL 

This material is used for our post backings for all of our studs. This metal was created for medical surgeries and therefore hypoallergenic for most people. Britt is very sensitive to metals and this is her preferred backing. 

STERLING SILVER

Used for our silver pendants and necklace chains. Such a classic and elegant look!

BRASS

Brass metal clay is used in some of our pendants and earrings. We us precious metal clay (PMC) to create our brass. 

PLANTS

STAMPING

Lavender, poppy, juniper and wild grasses are used as stamps for our studs and they are all harvested out of our backyard here in the Okanagan Valley.

DYES

We use a combination of local plants such as yarrow, sumac berry, nettle, raspberries, and vegetables including purple cabbage and turmeric to colour our cotton tassels.

COTTON

We use natural, unbleached, handmade cotton tassels for our earrings. These are the perfect material for absorbing and holding the colour of our natural plant dyes.

PACKAGING

We try not to use excessive packaging when sending out your orders. In instances when we do require packaging, it is made from post consumer recycled paper, along with our mailers.

 

Cotton bags are utilized for the jewellery so that you can reuse over and over, (hello travel case) and can even be composted!

Tie our packaging together with a bit of lavender for an extra little sensory kick, because who doesn't like lavender?

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

This concept is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, and then recover and regenerate the tired products and materials at the end of each service life. Just trying to save the planet one piece of jewellery at a time over here, NBD.

We encourage you to use your jewellery as long as you are loving it. . . but if you are done with it, we got your back. We'll happily pay for return shipping so that we can recycle, reuse and compost of it properly.

We are located in Penticton, BC., Canada

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