Summer Markets are back! In 2022 we will be at: Airdrie Farmers' Market, each Wednesday 3-7 pm- Bearspaw Farmers' Market, each Sunday 9am-2 pm- and Millarville Farmers' Market, each Saturday 9 am-2pm. This season we have more gemstone pendants than ever- more than 40 types of stones! And a huge selection of Hand-painted Canadian Penny & Foreign coin pendants. Our prices are still reasonable and many items are cheaper than last summer. You can pay with credit and debit cards. Please email us at email@example.com for any inquiries. We also have a shop on Etsy:-BijouxByBrouillard-.If you are local, just email us the piece you are interested in, don't buy it directly from Etsy as shipping fees will be added. Use it as a catalogue 😉 but buy directly from us and pick it up here in Airdrie or we can bring it to one of our markets. Custom orders are always available for Canadian Penny and Foreign coin pendants. We look forward to seeing you all! Lucie & Charlotte
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PAINTED CANADIAN PENNY PENDANTS
Beautiful keepsakes! You choose the year of your penny (we carry ALL years between 1937 and 2012), the colors, the style of medallion (Victorian or Gender neutral), the metallic tone (Silver, Antique brass, Golden or Red cooper) and the length of your chain. It takes us about 2 or 3 days to make a custom order. Each pendant comes in a small black gift box. We offer the same concept as a key chain. You can also buy them unpainted, just natural and slightly polished. No lead, no nickel in all metallic components.
Here are our options for our medallions
And here are examples of our favorite colors or combinations of colors:
Please let us now if you have special requests for colors. We also have older coins (1920 to 1936, small types, missing some years) as well as the older types (pre-1920, bigger) many years but not all. Just ask us what we have in stock.
We also carry coins from all over the world that we can turn into beautiful & colorful various types of jewelry. Please inquire for more info.
Natural Foreign Coin Bracelets
These bracelets are all unique pieces. Most are made with pre-Euro coins which are just slightly polished. These bracelets fit most wrists with their extension chain.
Unique Foreign Coin Pendants
Here you will find coin pendants from all around the world, ready to go. The chains and metallic components do not contain any lead nor nickel. All chains are 17.5 inches long plus a 3 inch extension.
You are also most welcome to custom order anything- a specific coin or country, year and/or colors, medallion, we will try to make your dream pendant (or keychain) just for you or a loved one. Please contact us by email at:
Each piece here is priced individually according to:
– Level of difficulty in making it (amount of details, one or many colors, fading or not, etc))
– Cost/Rarity/Age of coin and cost of medallion
– Final visual result
Each pendant or keychain comes in a black gift box.
PS: on a few photos, some light was reflected on the glass domes, these are not part of the design or final result of the pieces.
Natural Canadian Penny Bracelets
Wide selection of strung or dangle bracelets with shiny, natural Canadian Pennies (with years ranging from 1990 to 2012). Some only with pennies and others with beaded dangles (glass or semi-precious gemstones). We can make many of these types. Let us know if you want a special color.
Seasonal - Saint-Valentine
Heart-shaped colorful fusion glass pendants in silver or brass tones, no lead, no nickel. The length of the chain is 17'' with a 3'' extension. They come in a small gift box.
Canadian Penny Rings and other Foreign coin rings
Here they are! Our rings made with lucky pennies and other coins from all over the world. They come either painted & engraved or natural (slightly polished to create a contrast) with a glass dome on top as protection. All our ring shanks are strictly lead and nickel-free (we tested on someone very allergic and all was good, same result with our pendant bases!) and are adjustable. We carry 2 tones, silver and antique brass. Again- like with our pendants- choose your year, color(s) and ring shank (A, B, C or D). It then takes us about 2 days to have it ready. Each ring comes in a black gift box. Please ask us about what other countries we carry!
We also make World Coin rings. Here are 3 examples: Finland, CCCP (USSR) and Ireland.
NATURAL EARRINGS: Made only with semi-precious stones, pearls, shells and Bali beads. All hooks are lead and nickel free.
SINGLE STRAND BEADED EARRINGS: Hundreds and hundreds of choices... we use beads made of: cut glass, lampwork glass, shells, real pearls, semi-precious gemstones, Indian terracotta, ceramics, resin as well as Indian Artisans' handcrafted lampwork (melted) glass beads.
CHANDELIER EARRINGS: multi-strands earrings with intricate bases.
METALLIC EARRINGS: Wide choice of fun charms turned into earrings. Many themes: animals, insects, birds, religious, spiritual, feathers, wings, fairies, sugar skulls, the list is endless.
BIG HOOPS: Lightweight and stunning... glass, gemstones, buggle beads and spacer beads.
ARTISAN LAMPWORK GLASS BEADS EARRINGS: Geautiful and imperfect glass beads handcrafted by Indian artisans from the Agra area. They make beads in the winter and farm for the rest of the year. These beads are fair-trade. All hooks are lead and nickel free.
Flowers & Leaves from our Garden- Pendants & Keyrings
Carry a little keepsake of Alberta Nature with you everywhere you go or offer one to someone far away from home... We collected and pressed these flowers and leaves from our Airdrie garden and preserved them in these tiny medallions with resin. No lead nor nickel in metallic components. Many background colors available.
Wrapped Rings & Pendants by Charlotte
LIGHTWEIGHT GIANTS: Big wooden beads with some other big beads (kashmiri, lampswork, beaded beads, etc) on stretchy cord.
SEMI-PRECIOUS + WITH LAVA BEADS: Very popular! Thes are Infuser Beads. Pour a few drops of scented essential oil into the pores of the lava rock beads and smell good (and feel good!) all day long... on a comfortable stretchy cord.
TWO ROWS: Very elegant, with intricate metallic spacers. Usually with one kind of beads only. With lobster clasp and extension chain.
WIDE BEADED BRACELETS: Metallic pins filled with beads and then attached to side chains- with toggle clasp.
WRAP BRACELETS: they fit any size of wrist and consist of many rows of beads.
CLEOPATRA NECKLACES: wear one of these and you will instantly feel of royal lineage... The same pattern is repeated in each pin.
VARIOUS NECKLACES: we have SO MANY choices... a bit too long to show them all here but here are a few examples.
MULTICOLORED CUBIC GLASS BEADS NECKLACES: Our humble tribute to the famous German line "Coeur de Lion". Cubic, geometric beads interspaced with linear buggle beads with square spacers. Most come as fragmented rainbows, but we also make them with only one or two colors. we also offer them with gold bases.
REGAL MULTI-ROWS: Real statement pieces, yet not heavy. Semi-precious gemstones, glass, metallic chains, metallic links, with beautiful bases and a chain in the back with lobster clasp and extension chain. We can make custom matching earrings if desired.
CANADIAN PENNIES PENDANTS: pennies of all years from 1940 to 2012 set in a beautiful brass tone medallion covered by a perfect glass cabochon. On a standard 18 inch long brass chain with lobster clasp and extension chain. All metallic components are lead and nickel free.
MINI-CLEOPATRA PENDANTS: The same beaded pattern is repeated on each pin to give a rich look.
RAW CRYSTAL BULLET PENDANTS: feel the benefits of wearing a real crystal on your skin. With a Celtic flair or just funky.
GO-EN LUCKY JAPANESE: I was lucky enough to go to Japan many times for work (face-painting) and over the years I have collected many beautiful coins- contemporary and older. We now make Go-en pendants with them and they really are supposed to bring good luck to the wearer!
VARIOUS PENDANTS: Again, we have hundreds of styles and colors. But here are a few pieces. We also offer gold bases.
We make all sorts of cuff links but our favorite ones are our Canadian Pennies cuff links. We have all years from 2012 to 1940. They are elegant symbols of our heritage and history and very nice to pass down from one generation to another. You can ask for specific years that are meaningful to you and your family: the left one can show the year of your birth, the right one the year of your marriage, for example- or the birth of your children. We gently sand them off to create a nice contrast between the darker background and the letters, numbers and maple leaves. We then glue on a perfect glass dome to protect them from oxidation, dirt and indentations. They are then glued onto brass-based cuff links, gentle on the skin. We also offer them with pre-Euro European coins and other foreign currencies. As well, we have funky eyes, sugar skulls, abstract designs and ladybugs (all glass tops). Each pair comes in a classy black box on black velvet cushion. Prices vary depending on quantity.
5 FOOT LONG LEATHERETTE CHOKERS: wrap them a few times around your neck and let the metallic ends dangle freely on your chest. Many choices of findings such as feathers, wings, snowflakes and other whimsical and fun themes. They come wrapped in cellophane for hygienic purposes and for easy display and resale.
LACE & FANCY FABRICS CHOKERS: A beautiful and generous selection of gorgeous laces, rich fabrics often ornamented with sequins or small beads.