HookedOnEarrings

Hooked: Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery

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HookedOnEarrings

Hooked: Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery

0 Sales On Etsy since 2011

Announcement   Welcome to my shop!
I am currently on a bit of a hiatus due to "real world job requirements".
Come back every once in a while... I may just find time to make more wonderful items!

Announcement

Welcome to my shop!
I am currently on a bit of a hiatus due to "real world job requirements".
Come back every once in a while... I may just find time to make more wonderful items!

Gabrielle Bourbonnais

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Gabrielle Bourbonnais

Items

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About

It all started with the "wall of spoons"... Fishing lure earrings are just the beginning.

Originally from Ottawa, Gabrielle has been a creative person since she was a young child, drawing, painting and crafting through grade school and high school. She went on to graduate from two college programs: Advanced Interior Design, and Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician. She has also taught visual arts at the high school level; what a challenge that was!


The Earrings
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The idea for the earrings began in the Summer of 2010, when Gabrielle walked into a tackle shop in Thunder Bay, ON, and saw what she calls "the wall of spoons". There were so many colours, finishes, shapes; so many possibilities! From then, she experimented, adding and layering spoons/lures to earrings, then creating entirely new earrings from scratch.

Once she had make enough models and variants of her earrings, she took to the streets of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, where she resides, and knocked on the doors of several locally owned shops in hope of selling her wares locally. While that attempt was not successful, she did manage to sell earrings at Eclection, a shop in the ByWard Market in Ottawa, ON, as well as at the Lake Effects gift shop, the Friends of Lake Superior Provincial Park, south of Wawa, ON. They were a great success at both locations.

Gabrielle works on new jewellery whenever she finds the time between work, gardening and relaxing with her boyfriend and their kitty.

Look for a new collection of upcycled earrings and pendants coming soon.


The Shop
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The shop itself has been in the works since September 2011. Almost a year later, it finally open for business (with items for sale!)! At first, poor internet connectivity was to blame for slow progress, then winter blahs, work overload and stress, doubt, and more technological hurdles... It's easy to find excuses not to do something. Finally, after reading a wonderful book about selling your wares, giving the brand imaging a fresh take and doing some "homework", the shop is ready to go. It's still going to be a learning curve, like getting to know the ins and outs of Etsy... so much to learn! Happily, her wonderful boyfriend is willing to teach her how to use paypal, and she has other resources/support such as other local Etsy sellers and crafters.


Some Links!
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Eclection
http://www.eclection.ca/index.html
A wonderful shop in Ottawa, ON. I make sure to stop by whenever I'm in town; they always have a variety of interesting and pretty things.

Lake Effects Gift Shop
http://lakesuperiorpark.ca/
If you are driving on Highway 17 along the East shore of Lake Superior, be sure to stop at the Lake Superior Provincial Park Agawa Bay Visitor Centre (Lake Effects inside). Stretch your legs, have a coffee, browse the store, have a picnic on the lake shore. Simply a wonderful spot.

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  • Gabrielle B

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Gabrielle had the idea of making these fantastic jewellery items when she stepped in a tackle shop in Thunder Bay, ON in the Summer of 2010. A creative person since childhood, she also likes reading, sewing, xc skiing, cycling, and the outdoors.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2012
Welcome to Hooked!
All jewellery is handmade by Gabrielle B in Ontario, Canada.

If you see something that has previously sold, or that you would like to see in another colour or put your spin on, please contact us and we will do everything we can to accommodate your request.

Keep in mind that a "business day" as used in the shop policies does not include holidays (Ontario and Canada) as post offices are not open during those days.

Please make sure to read and understand all shop policies before making a purchase.

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Payment methods accepted are as follows:
- PayPal.

Prompt payment is appreciated as payment must be received before purchase can be shipped.
If payment is not received within 3 business days, the transaction will be cancelled.
Shipping
Purchases will be shipped by the end of the business day following the receipt of payment.

Shipping is done via Canada Post regular uninsured mail.
If you wish your purchase to be shipped via registered/insured mail, there will be an extra charge. You will be provided with a tracking number.

Items are shipped from Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Shipping may take anywhere from 3 to 9 days. Example: Usually takes 4-5 business days to get from Sault Ste. Marie,ON to Ottawa, ON.

US customers are responsible for any customs fees/duties resulting from the purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
There will be ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do custom orders!
A custom order will result in a "custom order" item listing with your name on it. We will contact you to let you know the listing is up. You must purchase the listing asap.

We are also open to doing wholesale!
Contact us for more details.