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Anonymous on Jun 4, 2012
Thanks for the great service
Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012
It's lovely and it came pretty fast! Thanks bunches. ;)
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012
What a surprise, not only did I receive my lovely pendant, but I also had a surprise gift as well!
Welcome to Luxe Label... A wee collection of creative experiments and imaginings!
I'm Isabel, and each piece is lovingly handmade by me, with a little inspiration from my tiny assistant, Mia. She's a puppy mill rescue, and due to her abusive conditions before we rescued her, the vet bills (including a $1500 extraction of many of her teeth), are reason enough for me to strive for a little side income in addition to my full-time day job. My furry best friend is worth the extra elbow-crease, to be sure!
When I first opened in 2009, buyers loved my products and gave excellent feedback, but I didn't have the marketing savvy to turn occasional sales into frequent ones. At the same time, I found a new passion. I closed my shop indefinitely, to turn my eye to journalism in the Canadian film industry, and was fortunate enough to fulfill lifetime dreams like interviewing director Atom Egoyan. Canadian filmmakers and Etsy crafters have something in common: A struggle to make a name for yourself, in an increasingly impersonal world. Newly equipped with a little more wisdom, confidence and inspiration from that adventure, I'm back, hoping to pick up where I left off, and add fresh ideas.
Jewelry crafting is a passion for me, because of this: Life is short. Hard. Stressful. So we need and deserve to give tiny rewards to ourselves. And in this economy, it's more important than ever to accomplish more with less. So nowadays, instead of buying new a suit for a job interview, or a new dress for a holiday function, I turn to jewelry to provide limitless versatility to my wardrobe. Pieces that are timeless, elegant, and well-crafted without a heartburn-causing price tag. And I recommend all women do the same! It's an affordable and practical way to start each day looking polished, confident and more importantly - BE KIND TO YOURSELF, without the guilt of designer duds!
That's what Luxe Label is all about.
It's also all about educating consumers about the importance of the handmade movement. My friends at work often ask "Why do you bother spending all those hours hand-weaving one bracelet, when jewelry is mass produced and sold for mere dollars these days?", and then I show them my well-made product. I explain that when I began making a piece or two here or there, I studied jewelry making and selling - I wanted to understand everything from sweatshop junk to Tiffany diamonds. What astonished me was the incredible range in price and quality, and the surprising fact that, in my opinion, you are ripped off at both extremes.
When you buy the most haute designer goods, yes you get a high degree of quality, but the pricing is so astronomical, that most of what you are paying for is just the luxury brand's huge overhead - essentially you are paying for their Times Square ad space and their 4000-square foot stores... Instead of just the materials and labour that went into your product!
Conversely there are sketchy mom-and-pops shops these days, in subway stations or strip malls, that make bulk purchases of mass-produced products from sweatshops overseas. This is the plastic and lead-filled junk we are tempted to buy, because it's dirt cheap and "kind of" pretty. When you take it home, you realize that yes it does look as cheap as it is.... And soon after, the flimsy thread holding the beadwork together is already loose, or the fake gold plating has turned your skin green.
This is why in addition to being an Etsy member, I mentor and recommend other Etsy sellers. Because once you examine the ins and outs of the jewelry industry as I have, you realize the best value for your dollar is in the middle ground. Handmade goods that are priced to provide fair pay for the maker for his/her supplies, ideas, labor time, and postage, plus a modest few dollars of profit just to make it worthwhile... And nothing more!
Thanks for reading, and hopefully supporting the belief that in our machine-made world, the art of craftsmanship deserves to keep its place in the economy, and in our hearts!!!
- Isabel and her doggy Mia a.k.a. Little Miss Bossy Pants
Luxe Label Design
P.S.: Luxe Label is a proud supporter of Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue in Toronto, Canada. Online "breeders" are very often puppy mills in disguise, forcing the mother dogs to have litter after litter, until they die of disease and neglect. Please instead consider a reputable rescue, or your local shelter, for the next addition to your family.
Mia a.k.a. Little Miss Bossy Pants
CEO And Professional Goofer-Offer
Hi, I'm Mia. My mom/boss rescued me from a parasite-infested puppy mill. Now I supervise, chew things, provide my input (i.e. bark) to Luxe Label, and nap a lot. Here's hoping for a raise.
Banker, volunteer, journalist, film critic, Luxe Label craftista and daydreamer :)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Orders within Canada will be shipped via Canada Post. International orders will be shipped appropriately. If you would like to insure you item for shipping, please let me know as that will be an additional charge. Customs may apply on large orders, check with your your local post office if unsure.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied, please first allow me the opportunity fix the problem. Kindly email me the details of your item so that I can provide a solution. Customer service is important to me, and I want to make sure my customers are always pleased with their item.
If I still can not resolve your concern, your item (EXCLUDING EARRINGS) may be returned within 14 days for exchange or full refund, excluding shipping costs. All earrings are considered FINAL SALE for hygenic reasons, but in some cases a partial refund may be negotiated if the reason warrants it.