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www.buenostyle.com
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I grew up on the west coast of Canada - as west as you can get, in the small-to-medium sized city of Victoria, BC. Being surrounded by tree huggers, it was only natural that I didn't shave my legs for 4 years. Then I moved to Vancouver and realized you don't have to wear tie-dye to prove your love for the planet. Actions speak louder than not shaving.

I'm a jewelry designer, with a background in graphic design; a big believer in recycling, organic food and supporting locally owned designers and businesses, and hand made products.

I use recycled, vintage and eco-conscious materials wherever possible. Former accessory lines included one of a kind “…

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  • Born on July 13
  • Joined June 22, 2005

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About

www.buenostyle.com
www.buenostyle.blogspot.com
Facebook? Yes;
http://www.facebook.com/BuenoStyle

I grew up on the west coast of Canada - as west as you can get, in the small-to-medium sized city of Victoria, BC. Being surrounded by tree huggers, it was only natural that I didn't shave my legs for 4 years. Then I moved to Vancouver and realized you don't have to wear tie-dye to prove your love for the planet. Actions speak louder than not shaving.

I'm a jewelry designer, with a background in graphic design; a big believer in recycling, organic food and supporting locally owned designers and businesses, and hand made products.

I use recycled, vintage and eco-conscious materials wherever possible. Former accessory lines included one of a kind “rescued sweater” scarves made from thrift store wool sweaters and leather cuffs and earrings made from scrap leather castoffs. And of course, the now infamous “eat organic” screen printed line of organic cotton panties.

The BuenoStyle line of vintage re-worked jewelry launched in January 2007 to an amazing response! Using vintage “dead stock” beads and brass stampings from the 1920’s to the 80’s, combined with authentic vintage finds such as skeleton keys and thrifted items makes for unique pieces. People are intrigued and delighted by the “narrative” theme of the line. Many of the pieces seem to have a story behind them, or invite you to make up your own story.

My second jewelry line is called OAK; One-of-A-Kind. You can see it here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/buenostyle/sets/72157613713489696/

Currently,it's mostly available for purchase in person at markets, or by contacting me directly. I have a little studio on Main St. If you live in Vancouver, send me a convo to set up an appointment at my studio. I will post occasional OAK pieces here in shop as well.

I feel lucky because people in Vancouver really appreciate and support local designers and hand made items.

Vancouver boutiques that carry Buenostyle:
Fine Finds (Yaltetown)
Dream (Gastown)
Virgin Mary's (Commercial Drive)
House of Jewels (West End)
Poppy Hair Boutique (West 4th)
Barefoot Contessa (Commercial Drive & Main St.)

You can often find me set up at Vancouver markets such as Got Craft, Make It, and Portobello West. I'll also be doing the One of a Kind show in 2011.

I also sell in several retail stores across Canada. Wholesale inquiries are most welcome.

Also check out my other store - www.highvoltagevintage.etsy.com for my stash of unused/extra vintage beads.

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