SlashpileDesigns

Slashpile Designs: Jewellery to start a conversation!

Toronto, Ontario On Etsy since 2008

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SlashpileDesigns

Slashpile Designs: Jewellery to start a conversation!

Toronto, Ontario | 1,580 Sales

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Announcement    We are proud to be the makers of the pet-human best friend necklaces that were featured in People Magazine, Bustle, Scary Mommy, and OK! Magazine (and many others!)

Thank you so much for all the orders and support! I make each and every piece by hand and aim to ship within a week of receiving payment (or up to 2 weeks for items that are custom made). Shipping usually takes 4-6 business days to Canada, 6-10 business days to the US, and up to 22 business days internationally. Because of COVID-19, processing and shipping may take a little longer due to disruptions in the supply chain or unforseen shipping delays. Packages will be shipped without tracking, unless you decide to upgrade by purchasing express shipping from the 'More' section of our shop. For the next little while, processing time may also be a little slower as we wait for the arrival of a new baby and adjust to life with a newborn. We're currently well-stocked, so many items are ready to ship. Feel free to ask if you need something urgently and I will give you an honest update :)
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Originally founded by twins, Tara and Courtney Neray, Slashpile designs creates jewellery pieces that are fun and quirky, often with a clever meaning behind them. We believe your jewellery should give you the opportunity to talk about something you're proud of or passionate about (because people are sure to ask about your necklace or earrings). Hence the tagline: Jewellery to start a conversation! Our inspiration comes from a wide range of interests, activities and experiences. From nature to science to the special bonds we form with our pets, Slashpile pieces are meaningful as well as beautiful.
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We ship via Canada Post. Domestic orders are shipped Expedited with tracking (1-7 business days). US and International orders are shipped using the best available/economical service, which does not include tracking. Orders to the US typically arrive within 6-10 business days and international orders typically arrive within 7 to 16 business days. If you are buying a gift for someone and want us to send the item directly to the recipient, just let us know! We provide free gift wrap and handmade cards/notes by special request! :)

If you need your order to arrive urgently, we recommend that you upgrade to one of our express shipping options by purchasing one of our shipping listings that can be found in the 'More...' section of our shop. Please also send us a conversation to let us know when you need your item by so we can make sure it arrives on time! International orders may be subject to additional customs fees.

Please double check that the address listed on your Etsy account is correct, since that is what we will use as your shipping address.

Please read our shop policies before you make a purchase.
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We would love for you to 'like' us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/slashpiledesigns) or follow us on Instagram (http://instagram.com/slashpiledesigns).

Be sure to visit our website for more jewellery and updates! http://www.SlashpileDesigns.com
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We are proud members of Toronto Etsy Street Team and Oh, Canada! Etsy Team!

Announcement

Last updated on 13 Apr, 2020

We are proud to be the makers of the pet-human best friend necklaces that were featured in People Magazine, Bustle, Scary Mommy, and OK! Magazine (and many others!)

Thank you so much for all the orders and support! I make each and every piece by hand and aim to ship within a week of receiving payment (or up to 2 weeks for items that are custom made). Shipping usually takes 4-6 business days to Canada, 6-10 business days to the US, and up to 22 business days internationally. Because of COVID-19, processing and shipping may take a little longer due to disruptions in the supply chain or unforseen shipping delays. Packages will be shipped without tracking, unless you decide to upgrade by purchasing express shipping from the 'More' section of our shop. For the next little while, processing time may also be a little slower as we wait for the arrival of a new baby and adjust to life with a newborn. We're currently well-stocked, so many items are ready to ship. Feel free to ask if you need something urgently and I will give you an honest update :)
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Originally founded by twins, Tara and Courtney Neray, Slashpile designs creates jewellery pieces that are fun and quirky, often with a clever meaning behind them. We believe your jewellery should give you the opportunity to talk about something you're proud of or passionate about (because people are sure to ask about your necklace or earrings). Hence the tagline: Jewellery to start a conversation! Our inspiration comes from a wide range of interests, activities and experiences. From nature to science to the special bonds we form with our pets, Slashpile pieces are meaningful as well as beautiful.
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We ship via Canada Post. Domestic orders are shipped Expedited with tracking (1-7 business days). US and International orders are shipped using the best available/economical service, which does not include tracking. Orders to the US typically arrive within 6-10 business days and international orders typically arrive within 7 to 16 business days. If you are buying a gift for someone and want us to send the item directly to the recipient, just let us know! We provide free gift wrap and handmade cards/notes by special request! :)

If you need your order to arrive urgently, we recommend that you upgrade to one of our express shipping options by purchasing one of our shipping listings that can be found in the 'More...' section of our shop. Please also send us a conversation to let us know when you need your item by so we can make sure it arrives on time! International orders may be subject to additional customs fees.

Please double check that the address listed on your Etsy account is correct, since that is what we will use as your shipping address.

Please read our shop policies before you make a purchase.
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We would love for you to 'like' us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/slashpiledesigns) or follow us on Instagram (http://instagram.com/slashpiledesigns).

Be sure to visit our website for more jewellery and updates! http://www.SlashpileDesigns.com
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We are proud members of Toronto Etsy Street Team and Oh, Canada! Etsy Team!

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About SlashpileDesigns

Sales 1,580
On Etsy since 2008

Jewellery to start a conversation!

We (twins, Tara and Courtney Neray) specialize in creating jewellery of personal significance to the wearer. Drawing from an eclectic mix of experiences and interests, fused with a sense of humour and perceptive insightfully into human behaviour, we create pieces that are both meaningful to the wearer and pleasing to the eye.

In 2006, we went treeplanting for the first time, and it changed our lives. Treeplanting is known to be an extremely difficult summer job. You commit to living in the bush for 4 months of the summer, living in a tent in very isolated camps in northern Canada. Everyday, you wake up super early to start planting trees, which you carry around with you all day over rough terrain, planting between 2000 and 4000 trees per day. You get paid per tree, so you have to work hard to make it worthwhile. There are bugs, swamps, extreme weather conditions, bears and many other challenges. That’s not to say we didn’t enjoy it–on the contrary! We had an amazing time and met such incredible people. We went on to 6 more seasons between the two of us, and found the inspiration for more than just our Slashpile necklaces, Plant-a-tree bracelets, and injury series. This job taught us efficiency, dedication, and a sense of adventure that carries over into everything we do.

After the season, we created a silver jewellery piece based on the slashpile (giant piles of sticks and logs found in clearcuts, where the planting takes place), that was designed to be a medal for finishing the full season. This piece gave us the foundation of our branding for Slashpile Designs—every one of our pieces reflects a story, concept or achievement. And this piece is a prime example of how we do that.

Through our various and ongoing adventures (karate, snowboarding, roller derby, quilting, gardening, camping…just to name a few!), we gain valuable experiences that inspires our work. What makes Slashpile Designs a success is the fact that other people who share similar interests and experiences can also relate on a very personal level to our creations. All of our pieces tell a story, or have some sort of clever meaning that people can relate to in a very specific way. We try to incorporate humour and lightheartedness into our work. We have fun with the whole process, from coming up with the initial concept to making the pieces by hand.

The idea is jewellery to start a conversation--if you are wearing one of our pieces and someone asks you about it, the piece (and the story behind it) gives you an opportunity to talk about something that you're proud of. We create a body of work that is insightful, funny, sometimes quirky and always beautiful, out of our downtown Toronto studio.

I hope this gives you a clearer insight into who we are and why we do what we do! If you take a look through our collections, hopefully you can even relate to some of our products with your own stories!

Thanks for looking!

Tara & Courtney at Slashpile Designs

Shop members

  • Tara Neray

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Adventurer

    A one-woman-show, she runs the day to day of Slashpile. She makes your jewellery, responds to your emails and mails your packages! She has a BDes in Jewellery and Silversmithing and over 10 years of experience as a jewellery maker and business owner.

  • Courtney Neray

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Adventurer

    Courtney co-founded the company with Tara. She has since moved on to pursue a career in technical apparel design, but still does our 3-d computer modelling for custom projects as well as web updates.

  • Lemmy

    Assistant

    Lemmy (formerly known as Ace of Spades) retired from a successful racing career in January 2016, and is now following his passion as a jeweller's assistant. His favourite things are napping, eating, sunbathing, and of course, heavy metal.

Shop policies

Last updated on 13 April, 2020
Welcome to the Slashpile Designs online shop!

Slashpile Designs is all about creating jewellery pieces that are fun and quirky, often with a clever meaning behind them. We believe your jewellery should give you the opportunity to talk about something you're proud of or passionate about (because people are sure to ask about your necklace or earrings). Hence the tagline: Jewellery to start a conversation! Our inspiration comes from a wide range of interests, activities and experiences. From nature to science to the special bonds we form with our pets, Slashpile pieces are meaningful as well as beautiful.

Have a look around and be sure to contact us with any questions.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Return items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you wish, we will happily exchange your order. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Payment
We accept cash, cheque or payments via PayPal.
Delivery
Please allow up to a week for us to make your order before shipping (or up to two weeks for custom orders). If you need an item to arrive by a specific date, please let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements. :)

We ship pieces safely packed in a bubble mailer via Chit Chats or Canada Post. Domestic orders are shipped Expedited with tracking (1-7 business days). US and International orders are shipped using the best available/economical service. Orders to the US typically arrive within 4-6 business days and international orders typically arrive within 10 to 13 business days. Due to COVID-19, we will be shipping all orders via Canada Post without tracking. If you want to upgrade to express shipping or add tracking, please purchase the appropriate listing from the 'More' section of our shop. If you are buying a gift for someone and want us to send the item directly to the recipient, just let us know! We provide free gift wrap and handmade cards/notes by special request! :)

We are not responsible for delays caused by the postal service, although we do everything that we can to make sure that packages reach their destinations as quickly and safely as possible.

Different countries have different rules and taxes related to goods entering the country, which we are not responsible for. If you are concerned about customs fees, check with your national customs office. No Canadian taxes will apply on goods shipped out of Canada.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is something you see on our website (http://www.SlashpileDesigns.com) that is not in our Etsy shop, feel free to e-mail us at designers [!at] slashpiledesigns.com and we can make a special listing for you.