It is my goal to make well-crafted, well-designed jewellery with the smallest possible environmental impact. I use recycled silver and gold in all of my work. This means that no new metal is mined from the ground, reducing the impact on the earth and the communities that are affected by mining, which are often the most vulnerable. I also have gem suppliers that prioritize ethical practices in sourcing their gemstones. I use as many local resources as possible, and most of my packaging, including boxes and business cards, are made from 100% recycled material. I am continually seeking "greener" products and practices.
I believe in supporting the causes that are close to one's heart. This is the reason that I donate a portion of my sales to different charities, including Movember and the Canadian Save Our Bees program.
When my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I decided to support him by participating in Movember by making and wearing mustache septum rings. I donate a portion of all of my mustache sales, all year long, to Movember to support prostate cancer research and support. I'm overjoyed to say that due to the amazing funding for prostate cancer, my grandfather is now happy and healthy!
Follow my Sweet Movember team for updates here: www.facebook.com/SweetMovember
Save Our Bees
"It's Critical! This past year, Canada has experienced overwintering losses averaging 28.6% up from 15.5% the previous year."
This is from the Canadian Honey Council's Save Our Bees donation page. Bees are dying in the millions and we depend on them to pollinate 1/3 of our food. The current situation is unsustainable. I donate a portion of all of my Stinger jewellery sales to this important endeavour.
If you are interested in having custom jewellery made or have any questions or comments, please contact me at Amanda@Jewelust.com, or fill out the contact form on my Contact page. You can shop Jewelust here.
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Amanda Henderson is an jewellery designer based in Toronto. After graduating from George Brown College for Gemmology and Jewellery Arts in 2006 and 2011, respectively, she won a scholarship for Harbourfront Centre’s Metal Studio. Upon completion of her residency, she moved to a collaborative studio in the west end, where her full-time artistic practice currently resides. She enjoys being involved in the craft community and continues to do so by organizing and participating in exhibitions and sales.
Amanda has participated in several exhibitions, including Zilberschmuck’s Superstitions, and Harbourfront Centre’s First Hand. She has won many awards, including 3rd place in Hoover and Strong’s Harmony, a North American-wide design competition. Amanda has several collections, which she sells in local boutiques and online. She also creates custom designs for her clients, including individuals and companies, such as TV shows Reign and Warriors.