All it took was one lesson and I was hooked! Jewellery making has been my passion ever since. It all began in 2005. A fun class of learning “how to” has flourished into a successful and rewarding business with my partner and husband of 40 years, Curt.
I started making jewellery for family and friends using Swarovski Crystals in birthstone colours, Swarovski Pearls, and Sterling Silver. I remember asking my husband if he thought I could actually sell the jewellery. We started going to a local Market that summer and the rest is history. We now do approximately 15 Craft Shows a year and design and fill orders from our website.
Our first jewellery designs used birthstone colours which have evolved into necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, and earrings. which have become very popular. Also, if there is a new baby born, we add the crystal for free. However, if there is a divorce, we take the crystal out for free too..
In 2007, I decided to make a Nova Scotia Tartan bracelet which immediately became a big hit. We were asked to make other Provincial and Territorial Tartan bracelets so we now have all 10 Provinces and the 3 Territories plus what we like to call the 11th Province, Cape Breton. We also designed The Maple Leaf Tartan bracelet which I was fortunate enough to present to the Duchess of Cambridge when she and Prince William visited Prince Edward Island in July 2011.
We have found that most of our Provincial and Territorial Tartan jewellery is purchased as gifts for someone who had to move away from home.
Nancy and Curt have been making custom hand crafted Swarovski gem jewelry for over 15 years now.
Our Successful Journey
I decided when I first started making Jewellery that I was not going to make “junk” jewellery. We always use Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Pearls, and nickel free Sterling Silver. We do some fun items too such as bookmarks, paw print charms, key rings, and bangle bracelets. Those few items are made with Tibetan Silver and Silver Plate. We always tell our customers if something we make is not made completely with “Sterling Silver”.