A Family Affair
As the daughter and granddaughter of jewelry designers, I’ve always had an interest in jewelry.
After graduating from school, I didn’t immediately follow in my family's footsteps; instead, I started my career as a diplomat. I was posted to Japan, where in my spare time, I apprenticed with a metalsmith. It’s there that I learned to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of good design.
On my return to Canada, I founded Kinzoku Custom and came full circle to carry on the family tradition.
reputation for excellence
Kinzoku is known for exceptional design and high quality jewelry & accessories.
Today, Kinzoku (which means metal in Japanese) counts amongst its clients some of North America's most iconic museums and cultural institutions.
The Museum Store Association recently awarded MADE WITH YOUR ART its Buyer's Choice Award for Custom Product.
my lightbulb moment...
My daughter came to me one day with a drawing and said “mama, this is my cufflink design,”and that got me thinking about kid's art and jewelry and how the two could go together.
I launched MADE WITH YOUR ART and began designing custom silver-plated jewelry made from children’s art. And as they say, the rest is history.
All of our MADE WITH YOUR ART jewelry & accessories are made to order at my studio in Toronto. It is my goal with each one-of-a-kind piece that I create, to make time stand still and capture a special moment in my client (and my client's child's) life.
MADE WITH YOUR ART now includes a whole range of jewelry and accessories - something to suit everyone on your gift-giving list.
MADE WITH YOUR ART is no longer just about cherishing a moment in a child’s life. It's so much more. It’s about celebrating creativity.
At MADE WITH YOUR ART, we believe the best gifts are the ones that tell a story.