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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100% Handmade

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. 

For behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creative process, new stones and life on the farm, follow me on:

  • instagram @lechiennoirjewelry

  • facebook @lechiennoirjewelry 

  • twitter @carlastraessle

  • pinterest @carlast


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