About Le Chien Noir Jewelry
Hello and welcome to Le Chien Noir Jewelry. If you're drawn to handmade, statement-making artisan jewelry, with quality gemstones, precious metals and clean designs, you've come to the right place. If you love clean-lined jewelry, with a slightly rustic edge, you're sure to find what you need right here.
Le Chien Noir Jewelry is a solo operation that seeks to add a little color and strength to your jewelry wardrobe. I am Carla Straessle, a Quebec-based metalsmith working out of my farmhouse studio. I source unique, high quality, stunning gemstones and showcase them in my designs.
I love the process of working with silver, gold and gemstones, and the stunning stones that come out of the earth never cease to amaze and inspire me. 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!
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. 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.
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