Growing up, I had two wonderful dogs: Crash, a large male yellow labrador retriever....and Duchess, a sweet little female fawn pug. Their personalities are the inspiration behind the shop. Crash is the bold, edgy side......and Duchess is the pretty, sparkly side! I hope you find something that matches your personality :)
Crash+Duchess was born after coming home from an impromptu visit to my first bead shop back in 2008. I found myself with a pile of beautiful stones, but no knowledge of what to do with them - buying beads for their inherent beauty seemed like a perfectly reasonable thing to me. After staring at them for months, I decided to try to cobble something together, hoping it wouldn't fall apart while wearing it. As luck would have it, that first necklace was a success and I was hooked (luckily so were my corporate co-workers who loved in-house shopping!). My philosophy has been pretty straight forward since the beginning: make awesome, affordable, quality jewellery that can be worn everyday. This shop is a true one-woman show. I go shopping for materials; experiment with designs; transform my components into the finished piece; and take care of the shipping, bookkeeping, office tasks, product photography, social media updates, and more. As often as I can, I take new classes so I can bring you unique pieces...my latest is lost wax casting of sterling silver (so cool!). Even though I never assumed this would be my life's path, I've been fortunate enough to be my own boss for a little while now, focusing on jewellery and the inner-workings of a small business, day in and day out. I feel fortunate that my home life and work life are so visibly, deeply intertwined, allowing me to never forget how grateful I am for being able to do what I do on a daily basis.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you checked out my other shop yet? Lots of delicate, minimal jewellery: https://www.etsy.com/shop/littleglamour