We’re a proudly indie design duo bent on creating unique accessories that share our love of pop culture and other weird and wonderful things. We blend together elements of pop indulgence, hands-on crafting and computer technology to create thousands of product options. Our signature accessories feature an image under rounded glass, and new home décor items have expanded our pop-and-glitter aesthetic to the fabulous indoors.
About the name: Barbie’s Basement Jewellery was named in the mid-1990’s as a tribute to Robin’s early crafty explorations and the doll that inspired her. She once created a “store” on the first floor of her homemade dollhouse, and made stuff like tiny donuts, pencil sets and photo albums to fill it. We still like and use the name, but “BBJ” is simpler (and less likely to imply that we make jewellery for toys, as some literal-minded folks think!)
Our rings, cufflinks, buckles and everything else we make are uniquely customizable. This has led to many interesting collaborations with artists, small business (from roller derby teams to swingers' clubs to Christian publishers, no less!), and exclusive collections for the CBC, York University, Pride Toronto and TIFF’s Tim Burton exhibition.
BBJ, located in Toronto, creates pop-art pieces without the boring pretense. Customize your own accessories or household items with iconic images to celebrate your faves and express your individuality. Completed with vibrant colors, detailed prints and glittery glasswork, we design and make thoughtful, personalized gifts for yourself, a friend or loved one with distinctive style.
Glass, glitter, wood panels, candles, resin, print media.
We ship most orders within 3 business days (we'll ship on the same day if possible!).
Canada: 1-5 business days
US: 4-10 business days
International: 6-10 business days
We ship by the least expensive postal service available. Delivery times are estimates and are not guaranteed. Tracking is not included with standard shipping.
Express Shipping with tracking is available; please contact us with your location and the product(s) you'd like for a quote.
Local Pickup is an option if you would like to come to our Leslieville studio. See contact page for location and hours. On Payment page during checkout, select "Email transfer, pay in person also available". The shipping charge may still show up, but we'll adjust that and handle payment in person. (A better option is coming, the tech people tell me, but for now, this is the option we've got....)
US and International customers please note:
- Keep in mind that customs delays may occur, as well as seasonal (holidays) delays due to high mail volume.
- Import customs are the responsibility of the buyer. We package and label our shipments honestly, so it's up to your country's import and taxation policies. (In the unlikely event of such charges, please let us know the details.)