Wednesday, June 30, 2010

True Patriot Heart

Working with various designers has become one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in opening my boutique.  Having those designers be Canadian ups the warm and fuzzy feeling ten fold.  With our home and native land turning 143 years young this week, I thought I would feature my most favourite (with a u) Canadian designs that we carry at I Heart Accessories

 Foxy Originals

Designed in Toronto by Jen Kluger and Suzie Orol, Foxy Originals are also made here with high quality pewter and then dipped in gold, silver and bronze.  This line which is loved by celebrities like Kim Cattrall and Nelly Furtado, is fun, fashionable and full of life. The best part? the price point is great for jewellery manufactured in our own backyard. Pieces in our boutique range from $18 - $50.

Headmistress Accessories

Also living and creating in our precious Toronto, Canada - Jillian Wood's feather accessories have exploded internationally From hippie headbands to cocktail rings, each piece is uniquely hand dyed and assembled with real feathers and vintage adornments.  Prices at I Heart Accessories range from $18 - $45. you?

Toronto Mastermind Dawn Pilpel initially started you? as a clothing line, and in 2005, expanded into a jewelry and accessories line made with hardware. That's right. Hardware...from a hardware store. This is the first and only Toronto-made, industrial chic line of its kind, and we are so happy to represent it at I Heart Accessories! With new pieces coming in weekly, it's been difficult to keep in stock. Although we tend to carry the more price-conscious pieces in the line (starting at $16), Dawn has been able to create several including Classic, Funky, High end and Custom pieces. Didn't think hardware could be pretty? Think again.

 Luli Designs

Created by Designer Louisa Whitfield, Luli has become a sure favourite to our customers.  Her designs are simple, pretty and elegant, but most importantly, this Vancouver based artist prides herself on designing wearable jewellery for all occasions. She even creates custom jewellery for brides and their girls.  Everything is made with Sterling Silver or Bronze and adorned with swarovski crystals and precious stones. 

If you ask me, home grown talent is where it's at.  Stop by I Heart Accessories for a full perusal of our lovely Canadian-made lines and shop locally, it'll do a body good.

Happy Birthday Canada!
With Heart, 


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