We are excited to introduce this month’s featured designer – Mimi + Marge!
Mimi + Marge designer jewelry takes the craftsmanship of Balinese artisans combined with Sono wood, Mother of Pearl, gold vermeil and sterling silver to create beautiful pieces of loveliness. Kenda, the designer behind Mimi + Marge finished her design degree to go on and work for a number of years in the fashion industry before a subsequent trip around the world led her to discover the traditional techniques of jewellery making in Bali. That is what eventually lead to the creation of Mimi + Marge, which she named after her great aunts. She continues to experiment with new and traditional techniques of jewellery making, exploring creative ways to mix hand crafted work with modern design, and still travels to Bali three times a year. It’s a place close to her heart which she shares with her two daughters who she takes along so they can all enjoy Mie Goreng (fried noodles) and stunning Bali beach sunset views. Here are a few of our favourite Mimi + Marge collections:
1) Winter Wonders
Both the set of skis and snowboard are made of sterling silver and feature a sterling silver snowflake hanging together on an 18″ sterling silver chain. The perfect Whistler souvenir or birthday gift for a friend or a loved one!
2) Mini Wings
These adorable mini wings have beautiful detailing and come in a variety of different styles and colour platings.
The Mini Wing Necklace is available in either sterling silver or 14k gold plated silver and the charm measures ½”- set on a 16″sterling silver chain. The Mini Wing “Y” Drop Necklace is all sterling silver while Mini Wing Hook Earrings are available in either sterling silver or 14K gold plated silver. The Mini Wing Stud Earrings are available in sterling silver on a sterling silver post. Shop them all in our Whistler village store or online here!
3) Little Hearts
Valentine’s Day is coming up in less than one month… any of these hearts would make for a sweet and romantic gift.
The Floating Heart Necklace is available in either 14k gold or rose gold and would be lovely paired with the Matte Heart of Hook Earrings which comes in 14k gold or rose gold. The Small Heart Stud Earrings are available in rose gold plated silver and are set on a sterling silver post and backing. The Kabaikan Heart Post Earrings are sterling silver heart shaped stud earrings with little silver detailing. Finally, the Arrow and Heart Stud Earrings are a lovely sterling silver stud earring set – one is an arrow the other is a heart.
Become one with nature by wearing any of these unique antler pieces!
The Antler Ear Cuff is a gorgeous sterling silver antler ear cuff that could be paired with either the Large Antler Stud Earrings or Mini Antler Stud Earring which are both made of in sterling silver with sterling silver posts. The adorable Rose Gold Tiny Antler Necklace is a Tiny antler necklace in rose gold that sits elegantly around the neck.
4) Paw Heart Necklace + Earrings
These two designs are extra special because all profits from the sale of either one goes to the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA).
The Paw Heart Necklace features a sterling silver heart shaped paw on an 18″ sterling silver chain while the Paw Heart Earrings feature sterling silver hearts on sterling silver posts. The Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a not-for-profit charity registered in Indonesia. Our aim is to relieve suffering, control the population and improve the health of Bali’s street dogs, through medical care, spay/neutering, street-feeding, puppy adoption and education of school children. Please go to www.bawabali.com for more details.
Which design by Mimi + Marge is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!