Many of Atelier’s designers have spent years perfecting their craft. In the case of handbags, there are so many elements that go into creating a beautiful purse – material selection (leathers, silks, fabrics), zippers, clasps, button closures and much more.
Nancy Newman gathers textiles and vintage fabrics from around the globe for her handbags. The bucket bag shown below includes traditional indigo dyed cotton from the Hmong tribe in Laos, a pigskin leather bottom, repurposed leather strap and a reclaimed glass bead from Ghana. Think of the work that goes into just one of her bags! She really is saving the fashion world one purse at a time.
Follow this link for all of the beautifully crafted bags by our Canadian Designers.
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On day two of our designer days of Christmas, our jewellers have been hard at work on beautiful earrings. Comfortable to wear and the perfect accessory for casual and evening dress choose from a variety of styles.
Click here to see the full designer earring collection.
There are ear crawlers by Anastassia Sel
Metal clay studs by Melanie at Keme Jewellery
Fun (Bali-inspired) hoops by Skimbaco
An elegant blend of sterling silver and concrete by Colleen Poitras
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We thought we would create a little holiday fun around the “12 Days of Christmas.” Although our designers do not work with partridges in pear trees or leaping lords, they do handcraft beautiful products from quality materials.
Kathy Clarke of Schooner Lane Designs creates her serving and cheese boards from three kinds of Canadian hardwood (walnut, maple and cherry), and in four different shapes. Just think of the possibilities! We hate to pick favourites, but love the “baguette” version – for your bread lover. Click here to see the full collection.
One of Kathy’s serving boards would make a beautiful gift on its own, or add a linen apron or tea towel from Anouk. A perfect gift for the foodie on your list.
It’s the holiday season and time to celebrate with a free giveaway. All you have to do is get social with us for your chance to win this designer necklace gift.
In the last year, the team of designers showcasing their women’s fashion accessories and home decor items on Atelier has grown to over fifteen artists since our launch one year ago. This impressive group of Canadian designers includes jewellers, weavers, handbag artisans, candle makers, woodworkers, clothing designers and more. Take a peek at the full list of creators here.
Designer Anastassia Selezneva is helping us mark this special time of year by offering one of her beautiful necklaces for this free holiday giveaway. Made with recycled brass and sterling silver the Black Tourmaline Union Necklace is designed and handcrafted by Anastassia. The tarnished sterling silver necklace chain joins two brass circles and features a black tourmaline bead.
How do you enter for your chance to win this necklace?
Sign-up for our newsletter (a bit of shopping temptation twice a month)
The lucky winner (random draw) will be announced on December 22nd.
Holiday Bonus: Shop with a 20% discount on Anastassia’s collection until December 23rd enter coupon code: AnaSelHoliday
Thank you for supporting our Canadian Designers!