Handmade Finds - May | Footnotes and Finds

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Handmade Finds - May

The best part of doing these series is discovering amazing artisans and the unique products they create! We have a couple of Canadians on the list this time around - yay Canadian pride! We encourage you to check out their shops for more products - this is just a sample of their creations.  Go show them some support and buy small business and handmade! 



Sweet Hyena is a handmade jewelry line that embodies minimalist style while using quality materials. Each piece of jewelry is designed and handcrafted with care by YiRan Carroll in her Astoria, NYC studio. The jewelry line uses only high quality, enduring metals—such as brass, bronze, and silver—to ensure that each piece looks beautiful even after lots of wear. Plus, nature lovers will adore this: $1 from each piece of Sweet Hyena jewelry sold is donated to African Wildlife Foundation, who works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. 


The Hush Necklace is the most perfect customizable initial necklace. The dainty pendant is sterling silver on a polished brass tube, hung on the most delicate gold-filled chain. Choose from any letter (or none), as well as a chain length that best suits you.


Orchard Rose Sleepwear & Accessories is a business based in country Victoria, Australia. I specialise in unique sleepwear, loungewear and accessories. Each item is hand made with care in my studio. I love to find gorgeous fabrics and create them into something whimsical and individual. My products are mainly designed for hot summers with pretty, feminine patterns, keeping you looking gorgeous and feeling cool!


Introducing some more from my Summer Florals Collection. This one of a kind, super comfy, and so chic pair of shorts is a unique edition to any woman's wardrobe. These shorts are a made out of 100% cotton with a a gorgeous bright floral pattern. These shorts  feature an elasticised waistband, and are so comfy you won't want to take them off!

3. Holdur

The Holdur story was born from a simple question, can fannypacks be both useful & stylish? Holdur proves the answer is a resounding yes!  Based in Montreal, Canada, we select the finest materials for the Holdur collection from around the world, including top-grain Italian leather, custom-made Italian zippers, and Parisian-designed buckles & bag jewelry.  We strive for a luxurious experience with every Holdur creation. All Holdur fannypacks & accessories are proudly handcrafted in Montreal, Canada, by expert craftspeople experienced in European savoir-faire.



Handcrafted in Montreal, your Holdur is perfect for your travels and your day-to-day. The Holdur Classic easily transforms from a fannypack to a shoulder or cross-body bag. For that special night out, remove the strap and your Holdur becomes an elegant clutch. It’s the only bag you need for your travels, or for your every day! So many ways to wear your Holdur, versatility at its best.


Fionna Hanna is a Toronto based textile designer and maker. Working in small batches of seasonal capsule collections, Fionna strives to create eco-friendly goods that are useful, beautiful and long lasting. The current spring collection is based off a love of adventures, big or small. It features a line up of goods to help you stay organized and look great when you are on the go.



Stay organized when travelling and tuck your passport into this stylish passport holder. The two sided holder means two pockets so you can store your passport on one side and your baggage claim ticket on the other.

This pattern was based off a earth view map of Toronto, abstracted and turned into a pattern for a modern geometric feel and little bit of hometown pride.



**We want to thank all the shops that participated in this blog post and partnered with us.  It was great getting to know and work with some very talented artisans! 
 **If you have an Etsy shop or a Handmade items shop and would like to be featured in a blog post similar to this please email us for more information! footnotesandfinds@gmail.com 





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  3. I really enjoyed all these picks! I'm really going to have to put those sleeping shorts from Orchard Rose on my wish list. They look so cute and comfortable, and light enough for warm summer nights.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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