modern jewelry for bohemians, rockstars + troublemakers

Penetanguishene, Canada · 3726 Sales


modern jewelry for bohemians, rockstars + troublemakers

Penetanguishene, Canada 3726 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Hello! I am taking a short break for medical reasons - shop will be open as soon as I can ♥ I will answer emails as quickly as possible - thanks for understanding! Elizabeth

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Last updated on Jun 26, 2017

Hello! I am taking a short break for medical reasons - shop will be open as soon as I can ♥ I will answer emails as quickly as possible - thanks for understanding! Elizabeth


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What will you keep in yours? Perfume, a secret note, cherished memories....


be bold - be bright - be yourself

Growing up, I had two wonderful dogs: Crash, a large male yellow labrador retriever....and Duchess, a sweet little female fawn pug. Their personalities are the inspiration behind the shop. Crash is the bold, edgy side......and Duchess is the pretty, sparkly side! I hope you find something that matches your personality :)

Crash+Duchess was born after coming home from an impromptu visit to my first bead shop back in 2008. I found myself with a pile of beautiful stones, but no knowledge of what to do with them - buying beads for their inherent beauty seemed like a perfectly reasonable thing to me. After staring at them for months, I decided to try to cobble something together, hoping it wouldn't fall apart while wearing it. As luck would have it, that first necklace was a success and I was hooked (luckily so were my corporate co-workers who loved in-house shopping!). My philosophy has been pretty straight forward since the beginning: make awesome, affordable, quality jewellery that can be worn everyday. This shop is a true one-woman show. I go shopping for materials; experiment with designs; transform my components into the finished piece; and take care of the shipping, bookkeeping, office tasks, product photography, social media updates, and more. As often as I can, I take new classes so I can bring you unique latest is lost wax casting of sterling silver (so cool!). Even though I never assumed this would be my life's path, I've been fortunate enough to be my own boss for a little while now, focusing on jewellery and the inner-workings of a small business, day in and day out. I feel fortunate that my home life and work life are so visibly, deeply intertwined, allowing me to never forget how grateful I am for being able to do what I do on a daily basis.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you checked out my other shop yet? Lots of delicate, minimal jewellery:

Elizabeth xo


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  • Elizabeth

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography

    I live/work in Penetanguishene...a stone's throw from the shores of Georgian Bay. When I'm not making jewelry, I'm at the beach, cooking up a storm, giggling with my bookclub...or playing with my 8-year-old son, husband and dog in our forest!


Find crashandduchess at the following upcoming market!

  • Boots and Hearts
    Burl's Creek Family Event Park
    6th Line

    Aug 10–13

    The Boots and Hearts Music Festival is a multi-day country music and camping festival.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 7, 2017
PLEASE READ BELOW for important information re: order processing time (how long it takes for me to make it), transit time (how long the post office takes to deliver it), shipping upgrades (if you need it faster than "regular snail mail"), and complimentary gift packaging.....

Welcome to Crash+Duchess! My name is Elizabeth and I design and create all of the jewellery you see in the shop. I'll answer some commonly answered questions here but please feel free to email me at any time with any additional questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Accepted form of payment is PayPal or credit cards directly through Etsy.
PROCESSING TIME: Items are made to order & my turn-around time (i.e. the length of the order queue plus fabrication time) is 3-7 business days from the date of your purchase to the date of shipment. If it is a special/custom order and will take longer than that I will certainly let you know.

US orders ship twice a week via USPS First Class (orders generally leave my studio in Canada on Monday and Thursday - I use a courier service to take them across the border which adds 2-5 days transit time but is still quicker than via Canada Post and they are now trackable!) - Canada/International orders ship Monday to Friday via standard Canada Post mail (expedited/tracking available as a shipping upgrade at checkout). I always ship to your Etsy address so if you'd like me to send it to your summer home in Florence or penthouse on Fifth Avenue, please let me know. Orders to Mexico, Italy and Russia must have tracking and insurance - please contact me before placing your order to determine cost.

GIFT PACKAGING: Your jewelry will come wrapped ready to give as a gift (or keep all to yourself) and shipped in a protective envelope. If you'd like me to add a handwritten note or don't need it wrapped, please let me know in the "Note to Seller". I can also ship directly to the recipient! *If you are buying more than one item and need them individually wrapped - please let me know at checkout - otherwise they will be packaged together.*

MISSING PACKAGES: Shipping times can vary greatly. Please contact me if you haven't received your package in Canada/the U.S. within 4 weeks of shipment date, and within 6 weeks of shipment date for international packages. Though it does not usually take that long, packages have, on rare occasions, had an exceptionally long delivery time - especially around holiday season.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Buyers are responsible for any and all customs charges, duties, taxes & additional postal fees. To reduce paper waste, I do not include receipts in the envelope (if you need one they are in your Etsy account).
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me right away if you are at all unsatisfied with your purchase. I will do what I can to resolve any problems so that you have a positive 5-star experience shopping with Crash+Duchess.

REFUNDS: If for any reason, you are not satisfied with your jewellery, you may return it for a refund, minus the cost of shipping. You must contact me within 14 days of receiving your purchase in order to receive a refund - after that I am happy to issue a store credit. Items must be in original packaging and unworn - please contact me first for return address details.

All personalized jewellery/sale/ready to ship/earrings (sanitary reasons) are final sale. If you have purchased a necklace and it is too short - I recommend an extender chain that use can with all your necklaces (available in my shop)! If you would rather return it to exchange for a larger size there will be a $5 processing fee + materials and shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
BRIDAL ORDERS: I'd love to make jewellery for your special day! I offer discounts on bridal orders of five items or more. Please contact me for more info.

✩ Gold Filled/Gold Vermeil (Yellow & Rose Gold) ✩
To prolong the life of your jewellery, do not wear your gold filled or gold vermeil jewellery in the shower, or when swimming, exercising or sleeping. Also do not use jewellery cleaning substances on your gold filled or gold vermeil jewellery, as the gold layer may eventually wear away. Minimize your jewellery's contact to chemicals (lotion, hairspray, bleach, perfume, etc.) to best maintain its shine. To store your gold filled / gold vermeil jewellery, wrap clean, dry jewellery in a dry, soft cloth and keep items separate to prevent tangling and scratching. To clean, mix mild soap, a drop of ammonia, and warm water. Gently swish the jewellery to clean, and then dry with a soft cloth (non-abrasive), and let it dry thoroughly. Gold filled components contain 100 times more real gold than gold plated components and are very durable and tarnish resistant. Gold vermeil and rose gold is sterling silver coated with real gold. These are a beautiful, affordable alternative to solid gold, and can be worn by people with sensitive skin.

✩ Sterling Silver ✩
The best way to prevent tarnishing (oxidation) when not wearing your sterling silver jewellery is to store your clean, dry pieces in a dry, airtight container and keep items separate to prevent tangling and scratching. Avoid leaving your jewellery in the bathroom, as the moisture will speed up the oxidation process. Minimize your jewellery's contact to chemicals (lotion, hairspray, bleach, perfume, etc.) to best maintain its shine.

To clean your sterling silver jewellery, use mild soap and water, a sterling silver polishing cloth, or a sterling silver jewellery cleaning solution. If using a cleaning solution, be careful to follow the directions and don't leave the jewellery in for too long. Make sure to let your pieces dry thoroughly before storing them.

✩ Raw Brass ✩
Raw brass brightens up quickly if you rub with lemon & water then rinse. Jewellery polishing cloths also work. You can also use brass cleaners sold in drugstores (I keep a lemon water spray bottle handy). All raw brass, like silver, will darken if not cleaned (this depends on the air & body chemistry).

✩ Gold or silver plated ✩
Do NOT scrub plated components or use jewellery cleaner. To prolong plated components wash gently with a mild dishwash liquid & water. Lasts much longer if cared for.

✩ Pearls/gemstones/evil eyes ✩
You can soak pearls in warm water with a drop of dish soap. Rinse well and lay on a soft towel to dry. Freshwater pearls and certain gemstones are very porous and you should not dip them as it will destroy the lustre of the pearl or stone. Emeralds, onyx, opals, and turquoise are best cleaned with plain water and a very soft brush. Be sure to dry and polish with a soft polishing cloth. Make sure to put them on LAST when you are getting dressed (perfumes, hair spray, etc. can be damaging) and store dry in a closed container. You can also take your piece to a professional jeweller to be cleaned.

Not sure how to take care of your piece? Anything I forgot? Send me a message!

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