Gems & Jewellery News

Local artisans to shop online


By: Saije Rusimovici, Staff Writer

Le Petit Laser Design Co
Order online and pick-up free in East Van or Kerrisdale
Image courtesy of @lepetitlaserdesignco on Instagram

Inspired by making decorations for her son’s first birthday party, Joyce made a full-time job out of her creative outlet by starting this small boutique. Le Petit Laser Design Co specializes in hand-crafted wooden designs, from personalized ornaments to wall decor. Joyce’s shop is a great place to look for memorable keepsakes for new parents (including pet parents!) or unique tokens of appreciation. Stamps are also available for any book lover wanting to personalize their home library. 

JQ Vancouver
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JQ Vancouver has been operating since 2013 and specializes in curating a collection of 18k plated handmade jewellery. These elegant pieces include stackable necklaces, customizable beaded letter bracelets, and unique keychains. Some of Chelsey Alexander’s designs include gold lockets, shimmery butterfly pendants, and chain link bracelets. Perfect for any jewellery lover, the simplicity and variety of designs make this the perfect shop for anyone looking to add some sparkle into their lives. 

BU Candles
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Since 2021, Jacob Stretton has been promoting awareness of inclusive employment with his natural hand-crafted soy candles. As someone with down-syndrome, Stretton’s mission is to showcase that “every light deserves to shine.” Valuing self-care, wellness, and sustainability, BU Candles has created a variety of eco-friendly candles perfect for gift giving. From seasonal aromas like Sugar Plum and White Cranberry, to fresh scents like Mystic Pear, there is something for everyone. By supporting BU Candles you are supporting their social change and sustainability efforts. 

Fifth of May Cause Shop
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Based in Coquitlam, Shirley L. has raised nearly $900 from a portion of her geometrical accessory sales to donate to local cancer research centres in honour of her aunt. Crafted from a combination of wood and silicone, Shirley offers a selection of lanyards and keychains in neutral colour palettes. 10% of all proceeds are donated to cancer research. By purchasing from Shirley, you are not only receiving a unique piece, but making a contribution to the fight against cancer. 

Retrophiliac 
Photo courtesy of @retrophilicart on Instagram

Autistic, self-taught artist, Margaux Wosk, celebrates neurodiversity with mixed media collections inspired by pop culture of the ‘60s– ‘90s. They aim to eliminate the stigma surrounding what autistic and disabled people are capable of. Wosk has created several collections of enamel pins, patches, stickers, and other accessories, receiving attention from institutions around the world. Support Wosk by purchasing through their website, on Etsy, or find them in one of over 20 retailers.



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