LeDragonArgente

Le Dragon Argente/The Silver Dragon Jewellery

Montreal, Canada | 3701 Sales

LeDragonArgente

Le Dragon Argente/The Silver Dragon Jewellery

Montreal, Canada 3701 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(784)

Announcement   Hi there and welcome to my shop!

I will be closing my workshop for the holidays as of the afternoon of the 21 of December so I have time to prepare my home for the holidays as well. Any orders received as of the morning of December 19 I should be able to mail out Friday morning, but all depends on if I have the supplies on hand.

These are the cut off dates for holiday orders, as most items in my shop that take 3-5 business days to make. For Canada and the USA, the only shipping that might make it for Christmas is Priority, but that will be in the hands of the postal system. International orders the cutoff has passed, so any orders received will arrive in the new year. For gold and stainless steel jewellery, as well as most bracelets, I will try to finish them as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee they will be ready in time for Christmas.

Have a safe holiday season!

Please be aware that on top of my Etsy shop I sell my jewellery at craft shows and events in and around Montreal, Quebec as well at conventions and festivals full time. If you have a request for a special piece, please take into consideration that it can take a while to complete it for you. But I will always try to finish it up as quickly as possible!

For care of your shinies;
http://www.jewelrynotes.com/how-to-clean-and-care-for-bronze-jewelry
http://www.jewelrynotes.com/silver-cleaning-and-care-guide-tips

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 13, 2018

Hi there and welcome to my shop!

I will be closing my workshop for the holidays as of the afternoon of the 21 of December so I have time to prepare my home for the holidays as well. Any orders received as of the morning of December 19 I should be able to mail out Friday morning, but all depends on if I have the supplies on hand.

These are the cut off dates for holiday orders, as most items in my shop that take 3-5 business days to make. For Canada and the USA, the only shipping that might make it for Christmas is Priority, but that will be in the hands of the postal system. International orders the cutoff has passed, so any orders received will arrive in the new year. For gold and stainless steel jewellery, as well as most bracelets, I will try to finish them as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee they will be ready in time for Christmas.

Have a safe holiday season!

Please be aware that on top of my Etsy shop I sell my jewellery at craft shows and events in and around Montreal, Quebec as well at conventions and festivals full time. If you have a request for a special piece, please take into consideration that it can take a while to complete it for you. But I will always try to finish it up as quickly as possible!

For care of your shinies;
http://www.jewelrynotes.com/how-to-clean-and-care-for-bronze-jewelry
http://www.jewelrynotes.com/silver-cleaning-and-care-guide-tips

Stephenie Denault

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This is the original sketch of the wedding set I had made for friends. I used this as the basis of my new fox rings.

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Wax master of a ring I'm making for a custom request. Cast ring to come!
An example of a booth setup at a Crafter's event in Brome, Quebec.

About

How I became a jeweller by fluke!

Allow me to give a short and bizarre story about my start into my jewellery career..

I started out as an art student, but found out about a DEP program in jewellery-making from a roommate who was in the class but hated it. I looked at his projects and said to myself "Hey! I can do that!" 2 years later in 1998 I finished my classes and started working for a wholesale production shop for Hanoush Jewellers for 2 years, then a variety of jewellery repair shops, apprenticed as a wax modelest, then 6 years as the technician and assistant manager of a jewellery store. All the while I was building up my workshop and inventory with a variety of my creations as well as some vintage 1940's designs from Bijoutrie Thibadault who closed in 1998. I was also doing 2 shows a year to get me into practice and test my market.

In 2010 I got fed up of being paid 11$/hour as a trades persons and decided to start working for myself. Lucky for me I had 12 years to build up my workshop enough that I could do everything but the casting from my home based workshop and have some starting inventory! With the help of my husband Steven, I started to sell at more shows, and even opened my Etsy shop!

My passion for creating jewellery, along with having worked 6 days a week in a jewellery store for 6 years, gave me the drive and the energy to do this. I just love it! I am also a member of the Montreal Gem & Mineral club where I offer my time to help others to earn how to create their own pretties with their own stones.

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  • Stephenie Denault

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Slave To My Own Passion

    My start in jewellery was a fluke! I was originally an art student, but found out about the jewellery trade school from a roommate. After 2 years of school, and years of experience in wholesale production, jewellery repair, etc, here I am!

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Last updated on Oct 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Does the items have tracking?

Most of my items don't have tracking unless to the USA, but those that do will have it written on the listing, such as my custom gold jewellery, bracelets and such. But If you order and you decide you want an upgrade, message me and I'll tell you what the difference is and how to send the balance for it. Also please check to be sure if you pick a shipping upgrade it's for your country! Also note the costs are calculated by the postal service.

Do you do custom work? How long does it take?

Yes I do, and usually it's 1-2 months to do depending on the time of the year and if I already have orders on my plate. I do try to keep you up to date on the progress and send photos. So ask away! Also note I don't take custom orders during the holiday season due to work overload!

Wholesale availability

I can offer wholesale orders. Message me with your requests and I'll give you a special code for it!

Sizing details

All my sizings are done using the standard US ring sizes. If you order the wrong size, please let me know. You can send it back, and I'll resize it for you. You'll have to cover the shipping costs back to me and return shipping to you, but I'm more than happy to help!

What are the material used in the jewellery?

All the items I make are made in solid metal, not plated. The sterling silver, or .925 silver as some know it as, is 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper which is the classic sterling silver. No rhodium or nickle plating! The antique bronze is the classic bronze that the bronze age was named for. It contains 90% copper and 10% tin. I also offer to make jewellery in stainless steel or gold on special order and are made to order only.

Are there chains included?

Sadly no. The cost of sterling silver and bronze chains would end up raising the price of my jewellery, so in stead I sell them separately on my shop section for chains and engraving.

What is antique bronze? Will it turn my skin? And how do I care for it?

The antique bronze contains 90% copper and 10% tin. The bronze can turn your skin green due to the oxidization caused by the copper to the salt and sweat of your skin, but can be easily rectified with either clear enamel or the classic clear nail polish trick! As for cleaning, use liquid silver cleaner and a jewellers polishing cloth to make it shiny and new again.

How do you ship your jewellery?

I use ChitCats Express for all my shipping, and the prices are based on their prices. They are a courier company that uses USPS, so is cheaper than Canda Post. I rather not use other courier companies like FedEx our UPS because they charge the buyer a brokerage fee on top of duty and that sucks all around! If you would rather use them, let me know and I'll create a custom listing for you.

Will bronze change color?

Because of the copper content in the bronze, it will naturally develop a patina over time. The tarnish, or patina, is caused by a chemical reaction between the various metals in the alloy, and acids or other corrosive materials. Acids in the skin can cause uneven tarnish from contact with your skin. If you want to prevent tarnish, keep your bronze item stored in an area with low humidity and protected from dust and other corrosives and chemicals, like hand cream and house cleaning products. If you are storing the item, make sure it's dry and wrap it in plastic or put it in a plastic bag; the more airtight the better. Bronze can be varnished or lacquered, but this will have to be reapplied over time.

Do you take returns on gold jewellery?

No, as they are custom made per order of the customer request and not a stock item, I cannot accept returns on gold jewellery.