Who: Corey Moranis
Toronto-based Corey Moranis makes all her jewellery using lucite, designing forms that utilize the plastic’s high clarity to play with light. Lucite blocks are made by colouring and mixing liquid plastic together to be sculpted while the marbled lucite is made from scratch. The material is also lightweight, comfortable to wear and doesn’t lose its shine over time.
Our pick: Loop earrings ($135), available at http://www.coreymoranis.com/
Oz & Ella
Who: Oz & Ella
Oz & Ella was inspired by designer Kelly’s experience as a new mom. After creating jewellery for over a decade, mainly working with pearls, she began to search for pieces that would be safe for a curious baby who could chew on anything while still being stylish. The result is a colourful, geometric collection made from food grade silicon pendants and wooden beads.
Our pick: Chloe bracelet ($18), available at https://ozandella.com/
Material: Recycled resin
This eco-friendly brand, designed and manufactured in Winnipeg, hand-makes their jewellery from architectural materials like concrete, corian (used for countertops) and ecoresin (hard plastic used in lighting and interiors). Part of each piece is made from pre-consumer recycled material that would have otherwise been waste from the manufacturing of skylights, store fixtures and vending machine covers. These materials are mixed with different metals and finishes for a chic, up-cycled look.
Our pick: Marble concrete brass necklace ($70), available at https://www.dconstruct.ca/