About Le Chien Noir Jewelry
Hello and welcome to Le Chien Noir Jewelry. I am Carla Straessle, a metalsmith working out of my Quebec farmhouse studio. I am a solo operation that seeks to add a little colour, boldness and unique style to your jewelry collection.
What you’ll find here is handmade, statement-making artisan jewelry, with quality gemstones, precious metals and clean designs with a slightly rustic edge.
I showcase unique, ethically sourced, high-quality gemstones in my designs. The process of working with silver, gold and gemstones is my biggest joy and I hope to share some of that wonder and inspiration with you.
My shop is named after a beloved dog, Jessie, a wonderful border collie-lab. He spent many lazy hours under my studio bench while I worked. Pictured above is Shadow, a sweet German shepherd who is immortalized in my logo
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Everything you find at Le Chien Noir Jewelry is handmade by me, using traditional metalsmithing techniques and tools, along with a few modern additions.
Style & Quality
I seek out the best natural and unique gemstones I can find from suppliers the world over and use these little masterpieces of nature as a starting point. They are perfect statement pieces, yet comfortable and versatile enough to wear everyday.
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