“I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.”
~ Elizabeth Taylor
Xaltv specializes in alternative jewellery for the discerning individual. These original designs are timeless and unique, each crafted with a high attention to detail. All pieces are designed for comfort and years of endless, elegant style.
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Followup by CBC Marketplace into toxic levels of Cadmium in children’s jewellery has prompted a response by the Canadian government. This response takes the form of legislation that limits the amount of Cadmium in jewellery targeted towards minors at 130 milligrams per kilogram – which essentially means they cannot add any additional Cadmium to fashion jewellery during …
So, I’ve taken the past few months – alright, to be honest it’s been a year – to evaluate my designs, what works, what didn’t, and where I want to go with them. To create more space and cash to develop a new design line (one which I’m super excited to debut sometime this summer!), …
Pantone has released their 2017 Colour of the Year. “Greenery” was chosen to represent our attachment to nature and symbolize new beginnings. Just like in the spring when many plants begin to grow and flower, 2017 is a fresh start after a long, trying year. A midtone yellow-green, “Greenery” is a natural transitional colour, equally …
“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
~ Oscar Wilde
I have been in the craft arena for as long as I can remember. Attending shows with my mother and grandmother, selling clothing and accessories, set me up for a lifelong obsessions with comfortable and wearable creations. My father was a hobby blacksmith, and I would often become enthralled just watching him heat and work the metal into spirals and twists.
The journey towards shiny things began when my grandmother gave my a book from the 1960’s on wire and bead jewellery. Several years later, and a college diploma in Goldsmithing, I am starting out on my own path as a 4th generation entrepreneur and designer.
Xaltv is my brand for handcrafted, fine body adornment. My designs are timeless, and as unique as the people who wear them. Each piece is designed and tested for comfort and years of effortless style.
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