Handmade Bohemian Bijoux

St. Catharines, Canada · 995 Sales


Handmade Bohemian Bijoux

St. Catharines, Canada 995 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Girl meets glass.

I've always been a crafty gal. The jewelry making, though, surfaced from a desire to collect. I wanted to get my hands on all the gorgeous Czech glass I was introduced to here on Etsy. I began making jewelry primarily because I wanted to play with Czech glass. I continue because there's a lot of glass out there.

This is a Dark Ride. My shop's name is a reference to a sign on the set of an old TV show. I always took it as a comment on life, in that context, but it also resonates with my excursions into popular culture. I enjoy the dark rides -- Gothic and detective fiction, horror narratives, and, particularly, vampire stories -- in popular narrative, graphic novels, video games, on film and television.

My interests have influenced my studies. I recently obtained a Master's Degree in Popular Culture. My areas of study? Detective fiction and vampire narratives.

The dark rides of popular culture also influence my assemblages. I dip into literature, fairy tale, music, television and film, and borrow from times past and imagined for inspirations. I work with antiqued metals primarily because of its ability to evoke another time. I work primarily with Czech glass with Picasso finishes because it is so freakin' awesome.

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  • Caroline

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I began making jewelry because I wanted to work with Czech glass. I still do :-)


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  • Etsy: Made In Canada : Niagara

    Heartland Forest, 8400 Kalar Road

    Niagara Falls, ON

    Sep 24

    Etsy: Made in Canada is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors, and artisans in local communities across Canada. From coast to coast, Canadian cities and towns will be participating in this one-day event on September 24, marking the event’s third year. In 34 cities, Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local buyers at these markets, each of which will represent the spirit of the local community. Niagara's pop-up market is bringing our regional community together to celebrate & shop the exceptional and unique talent of the Niagara Etsy Artisan Team (NEAT) IRL! Plan to spend the day at beautiful Heartland Forest in Niagara Falls enjoying a fantastic selection of handmade goods, local food, music, make & take workshops, community, and good vibes. All experienced in the great outdoors while set against the family friendly backdrop of wooded trails, gardens, carvings, turtle & frog ponds, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 19, 2016
The item pictured in the listing is the item that will be sent to the buyer.

Accepted payment methods

PayPal is my choice for online payments. If you prefer to use an Etsy gift card or Etsy's in house payment system, please let me know. I will turn it on for your purchase.
Packaged with loving care and recycled and/or recyclable materials, and posted by regular mail service within 24 hours of receipt of payment.

Please, expect anywhere between 3 to 28 days to receive your package, depending on your location. I am shipping from Canada.

If you would like your order expedited, please contact me to arrange for an additional listing to cover the cost.

If, by some crazy postal miracle, your shipping works out to be less than expected, I will refund the difference.

The buyer is responsible for any fees, customs charges, taxes or tariffs originating from within their own country.
Refunds and Exchanges
Is there a problem? Please don't hesitate to contact me! I'll do my best to work out a solution that is agreeable to you.

Items must be returned for refund. Returns must be arranged within 14 days of delivery.
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You many contact me via etsy's convo function or email me at darkride4 [!at] gmail.com.