Tiny Finery is a cozy shop that exclusively carries handmade jewellery and gifts made by local artists. They proudly support many of the artisans working right in our communities. Tiny Finery carries an excellent selection of pottery, leatherwork, textiles, prints, and a great selection of greeting cards. The shop allows owner Stephanie Menard to create, share and sell her artistic work. Her jewellery is made from both traditional and innovative materials – hammered sterling silver and gemstones, with vintage fabric and other rescued cast-offs in unique, simple and elegant designs. Stephanie’s jewellery studio is part of the shop. This allows customers to see the process that goes into making each piece, and provides space for the evening and weekend classes that are a DIY crafters dream – from soap and jewelry making to dying fabric, and scenting candles, oils and more. The shop also has jewellery, textile, and apothecary themed kid camp classes in the summer for ages 8-14.
Question: How are you supporting other local businesses?
Answer: We many be a tiny business, but we help keep dollars circulating back into the community. When you purchase from our store, it makes a difference in lives of people in your community! We love working with local suppliers like Parker Street Soap Company, Linda Lewis Ceramics, Element Botanicals, ZULA Jewellery, Winterluxe, Blake Makes, Regional Assembly of Text, Jacqueline Robins Ceramics and so many more.
Question: What social practices are you proud of?
Answer: Most importantly, by stocking our shop exclusively with hand crafted, local made products. Our shop works with about 50 local vendors, so we’re pretty proud of supporting their livelihoods and exposing our customers to the great local artisans in their community. We’re committed to local made, but also look for environmental attributes (like reused materials), and strive to support social enterprises, women and minority owned businesses, aboriginal and LGBTQ owned businesses.We also feel strongly about how our shop supports creativity, craft and DIY culture.