About Le Chien Noir Jewelry
Welcome to Le Chien Noir Jewelry! I am a Quebec-based solo metalsmith working out of my farmhouse studio. I offer unique, bold, sterling jewelry featuring one-of-a-kind natural gemstones. I seek out the best, most stunning stones I can find and showcase them in clean-lined, yet slightly rustic, designs.
I love the process of working with silver and gemstones, and the abundance of stunning stones out there never ceases to inspire me. I hope to share some of that wonder and inspiration with you!
The name of my shop comes from our old 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 lived here for a few years. He is immortalized in my logo!
For glimpses of pieces in the works, new stones and life on the farm, follow me on
- instagram @lechiennoirjewelry
- facebook @lechiennoirjewelry and
- twitter @carlastraessle
Everything you find at Le Chien Noir Jewelry is handmade by me, in my farmhouse studio. I use 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. I showcase them in clean-lined settings with a slightly rustic edge. They are perfect statement pieces, yet comfortable and versatile enough to wear everyday.