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Bijouxbead

Bijouxbead

Bijouxbead

Darlene Martin

Studio
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About

I am a jewellery artisan from Toronto Canada, and I love what I do. My company name is bijouxbead, which is a nod to both our official languages.

To me, this is not a job, it is a passion. A passion for creating work that matters, that is distinctive, that is elegant, that is made for wearing today, tomorrow, for years to come.

It is a solitary pursuit, and a very slow and delicate process. Because of this, I spend a lot of time thinking about what I'm doing and why I'm doing it.

It is important to me that I share the stories that inspire each collection I create. Inspiration comes from both the smallest and the grandest things and concepts around me that I consider to be beautiful. Most often, my collections are inspired by Canada; its landscape, its people, its inimitability and the horizontal connections between them.

Sometimes, I'm looking intently at the smallest pebble in an ancient riverbed, or a tiny scrap from the forest floor. Sometimes, I'm looking way up above the earth into the sky, straining to see as much as I can and realizing there is so much more beyond what my eyes can possibly ever see or understand. I think the overall characterization of my work is reflected in my ponderings; resulting in both an organic and planetary, a micro and macro, aesthetic.

Adornment is an ancient practice that is rooted in distinction. I've been careful to produce jewellery that is not considered on trend or in fashion, but rather, a timeless statement of wearable art infused with meaning for the both myself and the collector alike.

Why We’re One of a Kind

My approach to creating jewellery is very thoughtful. I present my work in capsule collections, each one with a very specific and detailed aesthetic, and a story of each one's inspiration.

Primary Materials

Handcrafted art glass, sterling silver, fine silver, gold

Shipping Policy

I ship worldwide, with a shipping fee of $10.00 for the first item and and additional $2 for every additional item purchased during the same order. I aim to fulfill orders as quickly as possible. If an item is in stock, I strive to ship within 1-7 business days. If it is not in stock, I will handcraft it just for you and ship within 1-3 weeks. All orders are packaged in a custom white gift box and shipped in a sturdy shipping box via Canada Post. You will be given a tracking number once your order is on it's way, and delivery times vary depending on your geographical location. All applicable taxes and/or duties will be the responsibility of the customer.

RETURN POLICY:

I want you to be happy with your jewellery! If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it provided it is unworn and in it's original condition, within 14 days for a refund, minus the original shipping fee.