Making fresh unique joyful jewelry is one of my great passions. My specialty is working with fabulous feathers. Fashion forward women know that finding a unique pair of feather earrings ain't easy! I recognized this opportunity and am THRILLED to bring my own creativity, uniqueness, nerve and talent to the world of fine feather jewelry. (a nod to my Queen the FABULOUS RuPaul)
Growing up I was (and still am) a busybody. Playing sports and crafting have always been at the top of my favorite-things-to-do list. When it comes to crafting I’ve done pretty everything from large floral arrangements (weddings) to up-cycling furniture to Christmas ball making with my Bestie Amanda and a good bottle of wine.
Making jewelry is my latest passion, and more specifically working with feathers. I absolutely love the soft movement and detailed texture of feathers and wanted to create beautiful fresh things with them. I’ve been in creation mode since August 2020, and I'm excited to launch my first collection exclusively with HYVE Beauty just in time for Christmas!
I also have a wonderful husband, sweet step-daughter and two beautiful fur babies, Farrah and Fonzie, who are the inspiration for my jewelry as you’ll soon read about. I have wonderful in-laws, an awesome twin brother, and amazing parents who taught me pretty much all the smart things I know I’m life. And as if that weren’t enough, I have a very special group of friends who essentially give me life.
I’m one fortunate, happy, thankful girl.
Now... I mentioned my Bestie back there, and have a few things I think you should know about us. Our nicknames for each other are the same. Biffer. Derived from BFF aka Best Friends for Life. And somehow BFF became Biffer, and sometimes Biffs, Biffy and even Bifferoni.
We grew up together and have 35+ years in the bank...yup since we were 5 years old. She also happens to be the beautiful owner of HYVE Beauty. If you’ve ever had the good fortune of meeting her you’ll know she’s nothing short of unicorn magical-ness, along with being wildly successful in life despite a number of deep challenges throughout. Basically she’s supernatural. ‘Nuff said.
It was easy for me to decide what to name my brand. I wanted something whimsical, playful, and something I would love forever. I also wanted an essence of fairy-like...fantasy...And perfectly wearable every day. A dose of fantasy in every day reality you know?
So bringing these elements together, it made perfect sense to name my brand after two of my greatest loves, Farrah and Fonzie - with a touch of dreamy to sum up the feel of my style... and so Fantasy Jewels was born.
Now let me take a minute to tell you about my loves.
Farrah is my seven-year-old Ginger tabby cat. Along with my husband and best friend she’s the love of my life. I was lucky enough to find her at the Edmonton Humane Society. she had just been put out for adoption that morning and was the sweetest little ginger snap I’d ever seen. Mild tempered and chill even as a kitten. Big Amber eyes, and the softest coat of peaches and cream fur. I took her home and she settled in with ease. Having always been a high-anxiety person, my little Farrah-bear became the balance I needed in my life. To this day I look forward to going home and cuddling my sweet baby girl.
Fonzie is my newest baby, adopted In May of this year. He’s a six year old rabbit cross between a Lionshead and a Hotot. I’ve never owned a rabbit so when my friend Stacey asked if I would consider adopting him, I took some time considering it. Stacey and her family had decided to move overseas and were heartbroken to leave Fonzie behind, but knowing that rabbits are too sensitive to fly, Stacey knew she needed to find the right home for their special boy. I was honoured to be chosen. Curious and sweet with his soulful blue eyes and long fluffy white fur... I melted. It was an easy decision.
The vision is to capture the essence of fairy-like fantasy in everyday wearable jewels, giving the wearer a daily dose dose of fantasy. Bringing these elements together it was a natural choice to name the brand after her precious loves Farrah and Fonzie.
Crafted with thoughtfulness and the utmost care, each piece is made with high quality materials including semi-precious stones, natural dyed feathers, sterling silver, stainless steel & copper. Necklaces feature a magnetic clasp for easy on and off. No two pieces are identical so you can feel like the unique goddess you are when you wear Farrah & Fonzie Fantasy Jewels.
Being a newer maker, I am consistently sourcing and testing new products to ensure quality and longevity of my pieces. If for any reason you are not happy with your piece I am dedicated to working with you to make it right. For sanitary reasons especially during COVID-19, I cannot accept returns. But rest assured we will find a satisfying solution and you’ll be back to your fantasy self!
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