LeahBillas is taking a short break
Slow-made jewellery that's meant to last
I’ve been making jewellery since I was a teenager. I started out making wire and beaded jewellery, and sold at craft fairs and boutiques for years.
I have formal training as a jeweller, as I completed a two-year Jewellery Art & Design program at Vancouver Community College right when I finished high school.
I wound up taking another route with my career, and worked in academic administration and records management-related roles. All the while, I spent all my extra money on silversmithing tools and unusual gemstones.
I missed silversmithing, so I recently took jewellery courses at the Alberta University of the Arts to refresh my skills. I'm a perfectionist, so many pieces that I've made didn't make the cut to be here on Etsy! Now that I have enough practice and I’m happy with the quality of my work, I’m ready to offer it for sale.
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Returns & exchanges
Frequently asked questions
Will I need to pay customs fees?
If you are located in Canada, no.
If you are located in the USA, no.
I am located in Canada, but I use a shipping service that ships orders using USPS. Orders are driven across the US border and then mailed using USPS. I am able to mail items up to a value of $800 CDN value without incurring any customs fees.
***If you are located outside of Canada or the USA, you may have to pay customs fees.
Who are your shipping providers?
For within Canada, I primarily use Canada Post (via a mailing service called Chit Chats). Tracking is included.
For shipping to the USA, I mail using USPS (via a mailing service called Chit Chats). Tracking is included.
For shipping internationally (outside of Canada or USA), I use either Ascendia International Priority Tracked OR USPS First-Class Package International Service (via a shipping service called Chit Chats). Both of these options include tracking.
*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I may ship using a different option depending on the country and current services available, but I will always ensure that the option I choose is sent by airmail and includes tracking.