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Featured Shop: Every Bear Jewel

Mar 6, 2013

by EveryBearJewel

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello, my name is Setsuko. I am originally from Japan, but now my home is in Toronto, Canada. The name of my shop, Every Bear Jewel, is a direct translation of my ancestors’ family name, Maikuma, into English.  Mai means “every” and kuma means “bear,” like the Canadian polar bear. I design and make original fine art jewelry.

In my 30s, I made a big decision to take the first step in the direction I wanted to go in. All my life, I have been creative and taught myself the skills needed to complete self-directed projects.  However, I knew there was only so much I could teach myself. So, in 2006, I came to Toronto. For four years, I worked day and night studying theories and practical skills at OCAD University. I adapted to a new culture, I learned a new language, and I discovered a talent and a passion for making jewelry.

I truly enjoy creating beautiful objects to share with people. I use different metals, such as gold and silver, combined with gorgeous precious and semi-precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, white topaz, black spinel, citrine, amethyst, and peridot. The incredible colors, shapes, and patterns of certain stones are so eye-catching they seem to call out to me, demanding that their beauty be recognized. With each stone, I try to imagine the best way to highlight its natural beauty in an item of jewelry. Sometimes I can’t believe I am using the same material that Egyptians worked with 3,000 years ago.

I’m always daydreaming about new pieces of jewelry. It doesn’t matter if I’m sitting at my work table, walking along the street, or taking a shower — I’m thinking about themes to explore, the wonderful materials I have to work with, and different ways of mixing and matching basic elements into unique and attractive arrangements. I am inspired by shapes and textures found in nature, by things I love (like animals), and by playing with my materials. When an idea comes to me, I try to act quickly and test it out as soon as I can. Sometimes I will make sketches and put the image in my mind on paper, but often I go directly into making a prototype. I become so excited to bring a new design to life that I can’t wait to see it myself! I love being so absorbed in what I’m doing that I forget time exists.

My designs are unique, original and, I think, a little bit fun. I like harmony in my work, and try to balance colors, forms, and compositions together with a guiding theme, such as animals or nature, to provide a variety of options to suit different customers. I consider how my work will fit on the human body so that the wearer is comfortable, and how my jewelry works with current trends and fashions. It’s very rewarding for me to share my creations with the world, so I make my jewelry wearable and keep my prices reasonable.

For me, Etsy is the difference between having a casual, part-time hobby and working full-time in my chosen field. Etsy provides the perfect opportunity for me to connect with a large audience of customers, but it also encourages a community environment, so I can connect with other sellers. Although I work solo, I’m not alone. I feel surrounded by an invisible network of supportive and talented people. We can promote and highlight each other’s work and bring it to the attention of the public. Etsy allows me to be independent, to run my business in a way that makes me comfortable and secure.

It was quite a risk to go to a new country, and study at a university in a second language. Through good days and bad, my desire to become a full-time jewelry artist drove me forward. So now, when I am just beginning to see that my efforts were worth it, I can’t tell you how happy I am that I chose to pursue my dream. It’s impossible to describe how valuable it is to me to be doing exactly what I want to be doing. I can decide my own path, I can be independent and make the choices that affect my life and my business and my career. I am the captain of a small boat!

Studio and maker photos by Tina Giovinazzo, all other photographs by Every Bear Jewel.

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294 comments

  • BrokenFingersArt

    Erin Inglis from COLRtheory said 3 years ago

    What fun and beautiful work!

  • Raceytay

    Raceytay from Raceytay said 3 years ago

    I love the whimsy in your designs. Fabulous interview, congratulations!

  • SusanFaye

    Susan Faye from SusanFayePetProjects said 3 years ago

    I think you've hit on the three reasons that Etsy artists do what they do: "I become so excited to bring a new design to life that I can’t wait to see it myself! I love being so absorbed in what I’m doing that I forget time exists....I am the captain of a small boat!" That's it in a nutshell. Thanks for reminding me about what's important, and best wishes for continued success!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez from rebeccasanchez said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox from laurasbox said 3 years ago

    What a Beautiful Work. Love it. Congratulations.

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature!!! :)

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 3 years ago

    The organic quality to your pieces is extremely appealing. And of course bunny ears on a bejeweled ring is just too cute for words.

  • HelloNanna

    Viktoria from NannaAndBob said 3 years ago

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL jewelry! And I admire your courage and determination!

  • Floweredsky

    Floweredsky from Floweredsky said 3 years ago

    Your background, what you have gone through and finally found what you love , is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your work is awesome, and FUN!

  • rosieroll

    rose elizabeth from thefoggydog said 3 years ago

    wow, i don't know if i've ever seen rings with ears before! kudos on your creativity.

  • oktak

    Aki from oktak said 3 years ago

    せつこさん、おめでとう!素晴らしい作品、目の保養にさせていただいています。

  • oktak

    Aki from oktak said 3 years ago

    Setsuko san, omedetou gozaimasu! Lovely work.

  • SusanFaye

    Susan Faye from SusanFayePetProjects said 3 years ago

    I think you've hit on the three reasons that Etsy artisans do what they do: "I become so excited to bring a new design to life that I can’t wait to see it myself! I love being so absorbed in what I’m doing that I forget time exists... I am the captain of a small boat!" Thanks for reminding me of why I'm so lucky to be an Etsy artist, and best wishes for continued success!

  • JessieArch

    Jessie Archambault from 1509Partridgeberry said 3 years ago

    Very inspiring story and lovely jewelry. Congratulations on the feature!

  • elizasteindesigns

    Eliza Stein from elizasteindesigns said 3 years ago

    These are beyond adorable! I wish I had the giraffe ring.

  • treasurebooth

    Kelly from treasurebooth said 3 years ago

    Such beautifully unique designs! Very refreshing to see. Congrats :)

  • sarahbellumshop

    Sarah from sarahbellumshop said 3 years ago

    Yay! I am thrilled to see your shop featured Setsuko, you totally deserve it :) I've admired your work for a long time and still can't believe I own one of those masterpieces. Your story is so inspiring and your workspace is lovely! Congrats :)

  • savannahcat

    Lisa Jeffrey from savannahcat said 3 years ago

    really creative ideas :) I love the animal inspired designs - Congrats to a fellow Canadian!

  • kgpaintings

    Kirsten Gilmore from PaintingsByKEGilmore said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I like your product photography strategies.

  • christabrenner

    Christa Brenner from Taschenatelier said 3 years ago

    Very nice. I love your design!

  • BloodstoneBay

    Suzy Fieldhouse from TheHolloway said 3 years ago

    Particularly love your lace ring, it looks like a crown :)

  • BozenaWojtaszek

    Bozena Wojtaszek from BozenaWojtaszek said 3 years ago

    Love, love love your jewelry! Good to see a team mate featured, congrats!

  • PoshBinky

    Jennifer from PoshBinky said 3 years ago

    I LOVE your jewelry! One of my favorite shops! congrats on your lovely feature!

  • earlums

    earlums from Earlums said 3 years ago

    Very pretty designs. Congrats on the feature!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 3 years ago

    Love this! You remind me of the poem Invictus, that ends "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." I think that sums up what everyone feels when they work for themselves. Independance can be scary, but it's always worth it! Wishing you everything you wish for yourself.

  • PoleStar

    Jennifer Juniper from PoleStar said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, congratulations!

  • WellRavelled

    Melissa from WellRavelled said 3 years ago

    Your jewelry is so fun and beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

  • cookiestags

    Kimberly C from CoffeeStainedTags said 3 years ago

    Wow, your story is so inspirational! I love reading stories like this, they just really make me smile! Your jewelry designs are very creative and unique- I think it's safe to say you have really found your calling. Congrats on being the featured artist and best wishes to you!

  • LushWreathWorks

    Jenny Doughty from LushWreathWorks said 3 years ago

    Your work is beautiful. I loved your story --- it was very inspiring! Congrats on your feature!

  • haruaki

    Tiffany Key from resinjewelryHARUAKI said 3 years ago

    Hi Setsuko! I really admire you and your work! I know it was not easy to leave the comforts of Japan but you have done very well. おめでとうございます!

  • cookiestags

    Kimberly C from CoffeeStainedTags said 3 years ago

    Wow, your story is so inspirational! I love reading stories like this- and yours really brought a smile to my face! Your jewelry designs are creative and really unique- I think its safe to say you have found your calling! Congrats on being featured and best wishes to you!

  • baleandtwine

    Bale and Twine from baleandtwine said 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Inspiring interview and lovely work! Thanks for sharing.

  • LushWreathWorks

    Jenny Doughty from LushWreathWorks said 3 years ago

    Your work is beautiful. I loved your story --- very inspiring! Congrats on the feature!

  • sherrytruitt

    sherry truitt from sherrytruitt said 3 years ago

    Simply stunning work, congratulations.

  • ButterBlossoms

    ButterBlossoms from ButterBlossoms said 3 years ago

    Yay for you Setsuko...so wonderful to see you featured!! Love your story & jewelry...it's so beautiful!! Congrats on the fabulous & well deserved feature ♥

  • SchickiMickis

    SchickiMickis from SchickiMickis said 3 years ago

    Congrats Setsuko! What a wonderful feature

  • ArtByKristin

    Kristin from CarriageOakCottage said 3 years ago

    aaaah!! How wonderful!! A big big fan of your beautiful work, so very happy to see you featured!! <3

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl from tortillagirl said 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Setsuko! How wonderful to see you here!

  • INeedAStitch

    Katy from INeedAStitch said 3 years ago

    your work has such a unique appeal! Congrats on the feature!

  • PrincessJillian

    Joanne C from PrincessJillian said 3 years ago

    Your work is creative, fun and simply beautiful! Love them! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • PrincessJillian

    Joanne C from PrincessJillian said 3 years ago

    Your work is creative, fun, and simply beautiful! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • hayagold

    Haya Gold from hayagold said 3 years ago

    I love your work the minute I saw it!!! You deserve being featured shop, Congrats!!!

  • Rewoodtoys

    J and N George from Rewoodtoys said 3 years ago

    Your work is beautiful! So gorgeous. I love it all.

  • gertieloo88

    Mary from WoodenHeartButtons said 3 years ago

    I love that you, too, have a fire extinguisher on your work bench...can never be too careful! Congrats neighbour, (with a "u"), on the feature. Well deserved! All the best filling those orders:)

  • pebblekonsept

    N. Pınar Kamacı from PinaraDesign said 3 years ago

    Dear Setsuko, Each of your works are art pieces and stunning. I love them all ! Congratulations.

  • stonesartisanjewelry

    Christina from stonesartisanjewelry said 3 years ago

    Congratulations Setsuko! Beautiful and inspiring feature.

  • econica

    Natallia from econica said 3 years ago

    its wonderful to see a fellow Ontarian featured! Stunning jewelry! Congrats!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 3 years ago

    Love your family name, love your work! Congrats!!!

  • stoneaddict

    Dana Evans from danaevansstudio said 3 years ago

    Way to be brave! Creativity is something you can always take with you....

  • imtallru2

    imtallru2 from imtallru2 said 3 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring, and your jewelry is beautiful! I found several things to put on my "want" list. :)

  • pmeisenheimer

    Pam from WildGardenDesigns said 3 years ago

    What an inspiration! Your shop is one big wishbook :) Lovely.

  • MrsGingerandWasabi

    Marta DQ from tribomo said 3 years ago

    Your shop is so beautiful, congrats!

  • MrsGingerandWasabi

    Marta DQ from tribomo said 3 years ago

    Your shop is so beautiful, congrats!!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Wonderful story. Congrats!

  • PennyBirchWilliams

    Penny Birch-Williams from PennyBirchWilliams said 3 years ago

    How brave you are, Setsuko! To move to another country and learn new skills in another language, to invest yourself so fully into a dream and desire, and pursue your art with such dedication. I truly admire you, and wish I had such courage when I was young...or even now in middle age, for that matter! Your work is beautifully made and I love how fun it is too, not taking itself too seriously. It is so appealing. So many of us can relate to the zone of creativity you describe, where you get lost in time while working. There is nothing else quite like it; it's such a wholesome and nurturing place in the mind and soul, that we keep returning to again and again. I'm so glad that you have found the happiness and independence of being an artist and businesswoman, doing just what you wanted to do and have invested so much into achieving. My best wishes to you for continued and growing success!

  • midnightcoiler

    midnightcoiler from midnightcoiler said 3 years ago

    Lovely feature, Setsuko, Your jewelry is beautiful and unique. Your studio looks like great place to work too. Congrats!

  • H88255

    H88255 from HillarysSuperfoods said 3 years ago

    Your passion for jewelry really shows. You're having so much fun, too!

  • misponko

    Liudmila Rosario Ponko from PonkoWorld said 3 years ago

    So cute!!

  • barrondesignstudio

    barrondesignstudio from BarronDesignStudio said 3 years ago

    Congratulations! I admire your work, and really enjoyed the interview.

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    Eve Geisler from EvesLittleEarthlings said 3 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and your words remind me of why I do what I do. Congratulations and the best of luck in your career!

  • MelanieHollandArt

    Melanie Holland from NanabojoDesigns said 3 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE your jewelry designs! So cute and fun yet extremely classy =)

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo said 3 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and unique! Loving it! congrats on your feature!!!

  • fineartstoneware

    fineartstoneware from fineartstoneware said 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You have wonderful work!

  • GisieArt

    Giselle from MyArtAndFashion said 3 years ago

    Beautiful and unique designs. Congratulations on the feature!!!!!

  • brokenasphalt

    Chris from brokenasphalt said 3 years ago

    Wonderful whimsical design. Wish you great success!

  • brokenasphalt

    Chris from brokenasphalt said 3 years ago

    Wonderful whimsical designs.

  • MANARIJEWELRY

    Marianna from ManariDesign said 3 years ago

    So cute! Congrats!

  • OhDearViolet

    Kathi Roussel from OhDearViolet said 3 years ago

    So happy to see your lovely work featured and to know that you're achieving the goals you set for yourself. Best wishes for continued growth and success!

  • shopbobbi

    Bobbi Reinert from shopbobbi said 3 years ago

    congrats!

  • edrumm

    Emilie D. from ImageMavenDesign said 3 years ago

    I love that crown! Very cute aesthetic!

  • brokenasphalt

    Chris from brokenasphalt said 3 years ago

    Wonderfully whimsical work.

  • FergusonsJewelry

    Thomas and Jo Ferguson from FergusonsFineJewelry said 3 years ago

    Such amazing and beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature- it is well deserved!

  • TheGemGirl

    TheGemGirl from TheGemGirlJewelry said 3 years ago

    Congratulations Setsuko for being the featured shop! Your work is beautiful. I am so happy you have found your place in the creative world. Enjoyed reading your story. I could relate to so much of what you were saying. I wish you continued success.

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature!

  • peshka

    Peshka from Peshka said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! congrats!

  • brokenasphalt

    Chris from brokenasphalt said 3 years ago

    Wonderful whimsical design. Wish you success!

  • brokenasphalt

    Chris from brokenasphalt said 3 years ago

    Wonderful whimsical design.

  • annasidi

    Anna from ArtMonaLisa said 3 years ago

    Congratulations Setsuko! All the very best for the future!

  • shoprodinia

    Rodinia from ShopRodinia said 3 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your story. Time definitely stops when we're doing what we enjoy!

  • brokenasphalt

    Chris from brokenasphalt said 3 years ago

    Sorry, for the multiple comments. There must be a bug. The comments just won't show up the last few days....but now it all live!!

  • guadalupeferreyra

    Guadalupe Ferreyra from guadalupeferreyra said 3 years ago

    I love your work! I´m happy for you, beeing featured ;)

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth from SilverandEarth said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! And wonderful, inspiring story!

  • kauaiartist

    Marionette from kauaiartist said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, You make absolutely unique and gorgeous jewelry! I loved the peek into your process and studio. The best of continued success to you. Aloha from Kauai, Marionette

  • manarigems

    Manari Gems from ManariGems said 3 years ago

    Lovely! Congrats!!

  • noblegnome

    Anna Edwards from noblegnome said 3 years ago

    What a wonderful feature. Great to get to know the person behind your gorgeous work!

  • BrookeJewelry

    Brooke from BrookeJewelry said 3 years ago

    Congratulations, what a great feature! Your jewelry is just lovely. And I dream of a studio as well stocked as yours, someday;)

  • mermaiderika

    Erika G from PerksofFashion said 3 years ago

    So pretty! :]

  • bannerandsail

    stephanie callsen from bannerandsail said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 3 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! I love the organic look ! Congrats!

  • elisabethringewald

    Elisabeth Ringewald from MaineCoonCrafts said 3 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry, and I understand completely when you have so many gorgeous materials that you just can't wait to bring them to life.

  • gemmaroses

    Melinda from gemmaroses said 3 years ago

    Lovely shop! :)) Congratulations from Hungary!

  • HouseOfMoss

    Alison Comfort from HouseOfMoss said 3 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring, and your pieces are gorgeous. Congratulations on being featured!

  • MyraDillonStudio

    Myra Dillon from MyraDillonStudio said 3 years ago

    Thank you for the morning inspiration and congratulations on your success! I love your work, so beautiful and playful.

  • mlapinig

    MCKL from GUGMA said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • mcfarlanedianne

    Dianne McFarlane from mcfarlanemetal said 3 years ago

    Hi Setsuko, I am on the same path as you, a new country and following my passion. You are exactly right that etsy helps break down the isolation of working alone in the studio. Thank you for sharing your story, it's given me a needed boost.

  • byjodi

    byjodi from byjodi said 3 years ago

    Setsuko!!!! How exciting to see you here! This is such a well deserved feature of your beautiful work. I have stars in my eyes over your equipment :-). Huge, huge congrats!!!

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    Megan C from AlaskaBagCompany said 3 years ago

    amazing work! I love your pieces, congrats :)

  • beadinbythesea

    Debora from BeadinByTheSea said 3 years ago

    Beautiful pieces and an inspiring interview. Congratulations on a well deserved feature, Setsuko!

  • Cabin

    Valerie from Cabin said 3 years ago

    Hooray on the feature! Great to see your lovely pieces fin the spotlight!

  • Cabin

    Valerie from Cabin said 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Great to see your lovely pieces featured! ;)

  • thebaubledept

    thebaubledept from TheBaubleDept said 3 years ago

    What an inspirational story! I found myself smiling as I read your interview and looked at your designs. Beautiful work! So fun and unique. Best wishes for continued success!

  • trowelandpaintbrush

    Kathleen Maunder from trowelandpaintbrush said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, I am so happy to see you and your beautiful jewelry featured here. It's wonderful to know more about you. You have so much to be proud of!

  • ripecardsandjewelry

    Adriana from ripeshop said 3 years ago

    Awesome feature, jewelry and interview! I love your philosophy about being the captain of your own boat. Bravo!

  • Aristocrafts

    Aristocrafts from Aristocrafts said 3 years ago

    Your work is some of the most original and beautiful pieces I've seen! I admire your will and your hard work in pursuing your dream, and I'm so happy for you that all your efforts paid off! I can really relate to that feeling of not being able to wait to see an idea tranformed into a finished product too :). Congratulations on the feature and thank you for sharing your wonderful and inspiring story!

  • WeirDlit

    Jane O from Mawusi said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, your work rocks so hard, it is music. I am really glad to see you here and read more about you and your amazing jewelry. You make beautiful, beautiful things. I recognize your work almost immediately when I see them, and I am a great fan of your bear sets. "A bit of fun," I will say a lot of fun. To me your work is a lot of fun. You Captain your small boat very grandly. Congratulations, Setsuko. I wish you much more success. <3,J

  • gardenmis

    Priscilla from Gardenmis said 3 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful and I've been a fan of your black cat rings since first sight! Congratulations to you and many thanks for sharing your inspiring story! :)

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 3 years ago

    Amazing story! Awesome work, I wish you good luck and a lot of inspiration! ;)

  • MVDesignInk

    Marilú from MVDesignInk said 3 years ago

    I enjoy reading the interview and love your work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • Demoriam

    Debra Gordon from DGordonDesigns said 3 years ago

    Omedetou gozaimasu Setsukochan!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 3 years ago

    What a fun interview! Thank you for sharing. I have long admired your work and it was great to hear your voice in the feature!

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 3 years ago

    oh and congratulations too :)

  • theowlshop

    Becky from wanderandroar said 3 years ago

    Love the cohesiveness of your shop! Congrats on the feature...

  • LetsAllMakeBelieve

    LetsAllMakeBelieve from LetsAllMakeBelieve said 3 years ago

    I love your work and your story :) Congrats on the success!

  • WrennJewelry

    Alissa Wrenn Smith from WrennJewelry said 3 years ago

    congrats on the feature! I bought a gorgeous custom made branch ring with my birthstone, and my son and daughters from her and it is stunning!. Gorgeous work :-)

  • fluxed

    Amalia Moon from fluxed said 3 years ago

    Your story is inspired! Thank you so much of being part of the jewelry community!

  • SeaPinks

    Jenny from SeaPinks said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, I am so happy to see you here, you deserve it, congratulations!!

  • deadsetbabes

    dead set babes from deadsetbabes said 3 years ago

    congratulations on your bravery, your story is inspiring. also, your pieces are lovely!

  • EmeraldCut

    Deanna from EmeraldCut said 3 years ago

    Very happy to see your sweet shop featured! Your twig rings are so lovely. Well deserved!

  • lapisbeach

    Lauren from lapisbeach said 3 years ago

    Yay Setsuko - so happy to see you here! I too think your designs are unique, original and YES fun too!!! Love your work and congrats on the feature:)

  • PeaceofMind

    Shannon Schoon from PeaceofMind said 3 years ago

    Your work is amazing! I especially love the twig line and the animals.

  • jnorvelle

    Jayne Norvelle from jnorvelle said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and your story is awe inspiring! I can't even imagine the courage it took to step into a new culture and leave all you knew! Congratulations on a much deserved feature! :)

  • betsybensen

    betsy bensen from betsybensen said 3 years ago

    wonderful to see you featured, and hear your story, Setsuko!!

  • TheQuietHouse

    TheQuietHouse from TheQuietHouse said 3 years ago

    Wonderful interview, and very impressive story!

  • RoyalMint

    Sabina from MountRoyalMint said 3 years ago

    setsuko! how happy I am to see you here. I feel lucky to own one of your beautiful bear rings.*Congrats* (๑・ω-)~♥”

  • blessings26

    Janelle said 3 years ago

    What an inspiring story! Your work is very unique and beautiful! Congratulations on the feature story!

  • justnichelle

    justnichelle from justnichelle said 3 years ago

    Impressive! Setsuko's work is superlative and so much fun. I can imagine wearing one of those rings and smiling every time I look a the little ears. So very cute.

  • JansHealingJems

    Jan Church from JansHealingJems said 3 years ago

    I just love your workspace! I am pea-green with envy! lol I loved your story and it is kind of like mine. I do admire women who follow their dream and make it happen. You make B-U-T-full jewelry, and dare I say much better than mine. I don't work with metals and stuff, though I would love to learn that. Congratulations and many Blessings to you!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 3 years ago

    Great work! Congrats!

  • BonTons

    BonTons from BonTons said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous pieces. Lovely look into your studio. Congratulations on the Feature

  • LeagueofLetters

    Cody Prather from LeagueofLetters said 3 years ago

    Very nice work! My wife would love these :)

  • jannio

    jannio from jannio said 3 years ago

    Congratulations A lovely story about your life! Beautiful, unique Jewelry!

  • jannio

    jannio from jannio said 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Beautiful, unique Jewelry!!

  • jannio

    jannio from jannio said 3 years ago

    Beautiful and unique Jewelry! Congratulations on your feature.

  • jmeckstein613

    Joelle Eckstein from ChezJoelle said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, great and inspiring interview.

  • ZhivanaDesigns

    ZhivanaDesigns from ZhivanaDesigns said 3 years ago

    I love your shop and story! Congrats on the feature!

  • ssoennin

    Sandy said 3 years ago

    I adore the ring I bought from your shop a while ago... So unique and such great quality! :o) I also remember you were so kind to answer my questions... Congrats on your feature! So well deserved!!!

  • sunlitsmiles

    sunlitsmiles said 3 years ago

    Congrats on being featured Setsuko! I finally get to see what you look like! :D Amazing work and very well deserved recognition. You have so much creativity and passion, and it definitely shows through your wonderful creations! I think your work brings more smiles to the world...at least I know I do, when I wear my little bunny ring. :) Wishing you all the very best~

  • CoutureByAyca

    Ayca Hoser from CoutureByAyca said 3 years ago

    Love your very inspiring story! Congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • ElisabethSpace

    Elisabeth Percival from ElisabethSpace said 3 years ago

    Your dedication is so impressive! Congrats on your beautiful designs and being the Featured Seller.

  • RosellaResin

    Jessica & Gwynne Burgess from RosellaResin said 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Setsuko! Thrilled to see you featured - I love the whimsy in your designs and was so happy to find you before Christmas to get a delightful little black cat ring for my sister - amazing craftsmanship and stellar customer service - wishing you all the best as your business grows! Jessica

  • ThreeBarDGifts

    Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 3 years ago

    You have a beautiful shop! Your story is very inspiring considering that you have moved to another country and had to learn the language all while learning the skills for your shop! I like your attitude of being the captain of your own boat and deciding your own path! Congrats on the feature and wishing you much success!

  • christiannasoumakis

    Christianna Soumakis from ASongofAscents said 3 years ago

    " I love being so absorbed in what I’m doing that I forget time exists." - So true! Your jewelry is beautiful - the perfect compliment to your audacious, adventurous, inspiring story!

  • ropatch24

    Rachel OPatchen said 3 years ago

    These are so fun and beautiful!!!

  • twitchandwhiskers

    Mei-Ling Uliasz from twitchandwhiskers said 3 years ago

    Your whimsical twists on traditional shapes is fabulous!

  • AnyaCloudJewellery

    Anya from AnyaCloudJewellery said 3 years ago

    Fabulous shop, Congrats of the feature, I can so relate to an immigrant experience you had. Good luck with everything Setsuko!!

  • SpaceMauve

    Caroline Bee from SpaceMauve said 3 years ago

    Great !

  • sandcanyonjewelry

    Jane Brown from SandCanyonJewelry said 3 years ago

    Congratulations on moving to a new country, learning a new language, and starting a business! I can't imagine how difficult that was, but it must be so rewarding now. Your pieces are beautiful and fun!

  • perfectlycloudy

    Sharna R from PerfectlyCloudy said 3 years ago

    Wow, your work is amazing! Great feature! Sharna

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 3 years ago

    Setsuko's shop is wonderful, her jewelry shows several faces of feminine beauty - lovely, romantic, sexy, etc :) congrats on interview!

  • losethecurse

    Sara from HiraganaAmericana said 3 years ago

    デザインかわいいですね! It's great that you've made a home for yourself in a foreign country and also get to do what you love. がんばって下さい★

  • michabella

    Michelle My Belle from michabella said 3 years ago

    I've admired your work for awhile. So great reading about you and your process. Congrats on a wonderful feature! :)

  • nicolekeithgarland

    Nicole Keith Garland said 3 years ago

    Your pieces are beautiful. I really love the twig look with the different stones.

  • riridesignstudio

    Riri Design from ShopRiri said 3 years ago

    your work is amazing! i love red bunny ring, so cute and beautiful :) congrats on a feature!!

  • riridesignstudio

    Riri Design from ShopRiri said 3 years ago

    your work is amazing! i love red bunny ring, so cute also beautiful :) congrats on the feature!!

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • thebeadgirl

    lisa lehmann from thebeadgirl said 3 years ago

    congrats on the wonderful feature. so well deserved!

  • braquelsbathroom

    Tyra from shopbelleandblaire said 3 years ago

    Great work!!! :)

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 3 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • elizabethforster

    elle and belle Forster from elleandbellejewelry said 3 years ago

    It's inspiring to understand the passion you have for your work. It's a wonderful thing to love what you are doing. Thank you.

  • Fabulize

    Fabulize from Fabulize said 3 years ago

    beautiful creation. Congrats!

  • sdrafke

    Suzette from Suzetteupcycled said 3 years ago

    Setsuko! LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful and original designs! I daydream about creating all the time and get inspiration from everything and everywhere I go! YOU ARE an INSPIRATION to ALL!!!

  • shaylen303

    Shaylen Maxwell from CustomPopPortraits said 3 years ago

    I love seeing fellow Canadians (& Torontonians) featured!!! Congrats! Your creations are exquisite!!! I love the bunny ears & crown rings. Adding them to my wishlist! <3

  • SmallkineCreations

    Amy from SmallkineCreations said 3 years ago

    Amazing! Love your creations. Congrats on the feature too! Aloha. =)

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop from ThePattypanShop said 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!! Congrats!!

  • ikkipokki

    Polly from IkkiPokki said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, this is the first time I've seen your work. It's awesome, and your story is so inspiring. I love all the little animal ears! Right now my sheep are giving birth to their little lambs. I'm going to name the next little girl lamb Setsuko :) May all your dreams come true!

  • tinygalaxies

    Sara Broski from tinygalaxies said 3 years ago

    such wonderful work!

  • Ebrown2503

    Eleanore from FiberBeads said 3 years ago

    You are an inspiration! And very brave. I love your jewelry creations.

  • kcparade

    Kim from TimeNSeasonTreasures said 3 years ago

    What a wonderful feature, I appreciate that you included the hard times that come when you follow your dreams. But it is oh so worth it for so many. Your work alone blesses so many. Thank you.

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDene Moneuse from JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 3 years ago

    Amazing work.....and a very inspiring story. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us!

  • gescate

    Gino Escate from Gygante said 3 years ago

    Nothing better than handmade jewerly

  • ukrainianeastereggs

    Katya from UkrainianEasterEggs said 3 years ago

    Nice to meet you. What a great shop you have. Congratulation on awesome feature

  • AeridesDesigns

    AeridesDesigns from AeridesDesigns said 3 years ago

    Hajimemashite! I am a long-time admirer of your shop, thank you for a very enjoyable and inspiring interview.

  • ShopAtGeris

    Geri from ShopAtGeris said 3 years ago

    A wonderfully inspiring interview and such beautiful jewelry! Congratulations!

  • ShopAtGeris

    Geri from ShopAtGeris said 3 years ago

    A wonderfully inspiring interview and beautiful jewelry. Congratulations!!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural from SewnNatural said 3 years ago

    you capture the light, the fresh and happy side of life - in such a balanced, delicate way. congratulations!

  • kelliapplegate

    Kelli Applegate said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, I am inspired by your story and tribute to your ancestry. I really love your artwork; what a lovely way to make a living doing something you love so much. Congratulations!

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 3 years ago

    You do such beautiful work! Congrats on the feature. (^__^)

  • skirtingthetissue

    Dig Deep Vintage from digdeepvintage said 3 years ago

    Such beautiful, unique work-congratulations on the feature!

  • Colourscape

    Kelly and Adam from Colourscape said 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful outlook on life!! Beautifully crafted items :D

  • sukoshishop

    Marisa M. from sukoshishop said 3 years ago

    Wooohooo!!! Congrats on the feature Setsuko!

  • Amelior

    Amelior said 3 years ago

    Your work is so cool!

  • littleglamour

    Elizabeth from littleglamour said 3 years ago

    Congrats Setsuko! Your jewellery is gorgeous and you make a fellow Torontonian proud :)

  • becaruns

    becaruns from becaruns said 3 years ago

    beautiful feature! congrats!!

  • cindylodge

    Cindy Lodge from DecoArtworkJewelry said 3 years ago

    A true jewelry maestro. I loved seeing the pictures of you working in your studio and reading your story. I'm glad your shop was featured so that I could "meet you". Etsy is a BIG community, I am learning. :o)

  • fieldtrip

    Amy from fieldtrip said 3 years ago

    Setsuko - I love reading your story! I'm a long time fan of your work and I love that you've taken the risks you have to make your dreams come true :) :)

  • pamelasjewelry

    Pamela Gladkowski from pamelasjewelry said 3 years ago

    Thank you Setsuko for sharing your beautiful story and creations!

  • cooljewelrydesign

    Pam Robinson from cooljewelrydesign said 3 years ago

    Living your own dream, Setsuko ... doesn't get any better than that. I just loved your story ... and ... you are being very modest. I recognize your work every time I see it--it is stamped with your quality signature of whimsy and artistic flair. Much continued success in your career and in all areas of life.

  • Splendere

    Pearlie from Splendere said 3 years ago

    Your work is so enchanting and inspiring! Thank you for sharing the story behind it.

  • DivineByDeidre

    Deidre from DivineByDeidre said 3 years ago

    I have been admiring the jewelry in this shop for quite some time now! I just LOVE the quality and uniqueness of your work!

  • skrynka

    Natalka from skrynka said 3 years ago

    Oh, I love your shop so much for a long time already!!! Congrats!

  • seaglassjewelrybykat

    Kat Kory from seaglassjewelrybykat said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, What a beautiful & inspirational interview. I love the sassy & playful elements in your designs as well as the organics. I am studying the ancient craft of silversmithing & I share not only your passion for bringing an idea to life, but also having your finished piece becoming a part of someone else's life. Congratulations & kind wishes for continued success. With Peace, Kat

  • AdeloCreations

    Maria from AdeloCreations said 3 years ago

    Perfect story, very inspiring.Congratulations on the feature :)

  • BLUSHWOMEN

    Sheryll Raz Gold from BLUSHFASHION said 3 years ago

    Love your work, congratulations

  • maycily

    Maykers Leather from Maykers said 3 years ago

    Standout jewelry! And I love the story behind your shop!

  • dmtgun3

    Demet Gunuc from dmtgun3 said 3 years ago

    I love your shop and works! Congrats :))

  • LittleFrenchShop

    Eve from MyLittleFrenchShop said 3 years ago

    Merci!

  • miseyu

    Miseyu from miseyu said 3 years ago

    What a wonderful works! I love them all. :)

  • gaiadesignstudios

    gaiadesignstudios from GaiaDesignStudios said 3 years ago

    So adorable!

  • OpusMuse

    Nicole from OpusMuse said 3 years ago

    What an inspirational feature very close to heart. I'm dying to start my own line of hand forged jewelry as well when time permits. Beautiful pieces you have there! Congrats!

  • ChocoNeko

    Mitchie B from StitchAndCrunch said 3 years ago

    I love your work, they are so beautiful!!  初めまして。 日本人の方がフューチャー!と、わくわくしながらせつこさんのストーリーと読みました!とっても素敵なジュエリーとせつこさんのストーリー、とってもかっこいいと思います!これからも頑張ってください^^

  • sergklim

    Serg Klim from sergklim said 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • idestudiet

    Pia from idestudiet said 3 years ago

    What a beautiful shop your have. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. I love that you took a chance and moved to another country - I did that myself years ago and ended up living 15 years in the United States before returning to Europe. And the experiences, friendships and adventures that gave me have been an huge source of inspiration. Taking chance are a great way to keep being inspired and growing - in life and in art. Congrats on the feature and best wishes for the future! ♥´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸. (¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥

  • TheJoyofColor

    Yael Berger from TheJoyofColor said 3 years ago

    Congratulations Setsuko, I love your beautiful unique jewelry they make me smile whenever i see them . You are a brave women. Wishing you lots of sale and joy in your creative path, Yael

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    D George from GeorgieGirlLLC said 3 years ago

    You have the ambition that so many people lack. This is the reason I love Etsy, everyone here has this driving ambition and it is infectious! Love you work and your shop, Congratulations on the feature!!!!

  • matildecanepagonzale

    Matilde Cánepa González from matildecanepaArtnow said 3 years ago

    Nice work, entrepreneurial personality. A lot of creative energy. Transmits cool.

  • pieterdipaola

    Dora Didora from JewelleryWorkshop said 3 years ago

    Dear Setsuko , reading your words I heard myself speaking . It' s good to know that you're not alone in thinking that way . I too live in a very far country , and My dream wastomake my own jewelry , and have got to Etsy to feel connected to the rest of the world and to people like you . Congratulations ! Dora

  • pieterdipaola

    Dora Didora from JewelleryWorkshop said 3 years ago

    Congrats Setsuko, it's lovely tobe connected to people like you All the best Dora

  • EssentialSecrets

    Monica from JewelryandSecrets said 3 years ago

    Congratulations. What a Beautiful Work. I love your design!

  • EssentialSecrets

    Monica from JewelryandSecrets said 3 years ago

    Congratulations. What a beautiful work. I love your design!

  • ohhhlulu

    Sarah Elaine from ohhhlulu said 3 years ago

    A beautiful interview with a talented jewelry maker! It is nice to see inside your studio. Congratulations!!! <3

  • PrimitiveQuilting

    Crystal McClellan from PrimitiveQuilting said 3 years ago

    Your work truly shows that you love what you do. That is so important. You are a beautiful person. Love your rings. God Bless you in all you do.

  • MossPathStudio

    MossPathStudio from MossPathStudio said 3 years ago

    I like the idea of being "captain of a small boat". It's what so many of us want..

  • beadsofaquarius

    Mouna Marini from beadsofaquarius said 3 years ago

    Wonderful work ! congratulations for the feature !

  • DeLaLuzArtisan

    Vanessa Carrillo from DeLaLuzArtisan said 3 years ago

    Adorable jewelry. You've made metal, cuddly!

  • DeLaLuzArtisan

    Vanessa Carrillo from DeLaLuzArtisan said 3 years ago

    Adorable Jewelry! You've made metal cuddly!

  • ginew

    Jeeranut Noikhong from ginew said 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Lovely work.

  • meanjeanarts

    Jean from Meanjeanarts said 3 years ago

    I admire your bravery and determination. Your jewelry is lovely and although I agree with your comments about the depth and beauty of the stones, I think the gorgeous settings you create (the peridot and diamond twig ring for example) are the true crux of your art. I wish you continued and well-deserved success.

  • cocolitaboutique

    Marie-Claude from CocolitaBoutique said 3 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry from Canada! I really ❤ the bunny ears. Congratulation for your feature! Great work :)

  • Peachygirl

    ShabbyFrenchChateau from Peachygirl said 3 years ago

    Such beautiful designs...so lovely & whimsical! Congrats on being featured! Keep on creating! ♥

  • GoodLife00

    Mic Mai from MicDesign0 said 3 years ago

    what a fantastic Jewelry processing technology

  • arajera

    Ara V from arajera said 3 years ago

    your story is very inspiring. :) beautiful pieces. congratulations! :)

  • Balanced

    Rachel from balanced said 3 years ago

    adore your shop! congrats on featured seller!!

  • 118jan

    Janette from AmericanDollClothes said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • FuchstBags

    Mandy from Versabella said 3 years ago

    Very cute and unique jewelry. Congrats!

  • DarkRide

    Caroline from DarkRide said 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Setsuko! Beautiful feature!

  • FoxyGloves23

    Marie Cashin from MEmbroideries said 3 years ago

    Nice items!

  • stefaniestephens

    Stefanie from LoveLaceAdornments said 3 years ago

    I love your twig-style rings and fun animal themes. You are truly inspiring.

  • anordicrose

    virginie lykins from anordicrose said 3 years ago

    Very creative...love the black cat ring.

  • alaskanstardust

    yvette from alaskanstardust said 3 years ago

    just love your work Setsuko!! congrats on the feature, y

  • MidCenturyMoments

    MidCenturyMoments from MidCenturyMoments said 3 years ago

    Very unique in design and attractive.

  • serendipknity

    serendipknity said 3 years ago

    Loved your story, and beautiful and charming designs.

  • lolos

    Lolo Sinclair from lolos said 3 years ago

    I love your work! Beautiful interview! Congrats Setsuko!! :)

  • thevintageorangejar

    Mandy Bradford from TheVintageOrangeJar said 3 years ago

    Oh my GOSH, I love these rings! Too, too cute!

  • OliverWave

    Kayla Jurgens from foxandthefawn said 3 years ago

    congrats on article. love your kitty ear ring

  • waspishwears

    Holly Bailey from WaspishWears said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and absolutely inspiring story. Thank you for sharing

  • PeriDotbyDuni

    Duni from PeriDotbyDuni said 3 years ago

    Wonderful feature and interview! Congratulations! I'm a long-time admire of your beautiful work. Absolutely adore the "cat" ring!

  • LilDebbie

    Debs Silks from DebsSilkRose said 3 years ago

    I can not smile that big! Your work make me smile to the moon and back, so much whimsy in your sterling peaces. Continue to be and grow!

  • bagladybooty

    bagladybooty from bagladybooty said 3 years ago

    Striking and simple. I love your style. I also commend you for your courage, to follow your bliss.

  • RiRiJewelrybyNaoko

    RiRiJewelrybyNaoko from RiRiJewelrybyNaoko said 3 years ago

    I love your jewelry and your way of being! Go forward and I wish to be like you. Thank you very much for sharing me your story.

  • truthbeautyandlove27

    Colleen O'Neal from truthbeautyandlove27 said 3 years ago

    I have admired your work for quite sometime! Congratulations on the feature! Hearing the story of your amazing courage makes me love your work that much more.

  • firewoodfurniture

    Devon from DevonWhitneyTile said 3 years ago

    Setsuko, your work is so beautiful and filled with love. What an inspiring and courageous story! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  • zynpats

    zeynep Ateş from GALLERYATES said 3 years ago

    I'd like your design. All of them are very successfull.

  • laijen

    laijen from laijen said 3 years ago

    Thank you for your beautiful work and inspiring story.

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions from SimpleTraditions said 3 years ago

    I love the peridot and diamond twig ring! Thank you so much for sharing especially the pictures of your work space!

  • Tidepools

    Christie Hall from Tidepools said 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your journey at sea! I have been following your work for quite some time and I was delighted to see that you were a featured artist! You are an amazing and talented artist and I hope to see many more of your original creations. It gives me much inspiration to continue to sail on and hopefully become the captain of my own boat one day too. Aloha!

  • lin168

    lin from lin168 said 3 years ago

    So lovely every one of them!!

  • aromacandles

    Laura from aromacandles said 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story! What an inspiration you are and your pieces are beautiful and fun. Congrats on your feature

  • richardlithgow

    Richard Lithgow from RichardLithgow said 3 years ago

    These would make great gifts!

  • CafePrimrose

    Amanda Gynther from CafePrimrose said 3 years ago

    Stunning!

  • yvonnemariejewelry

    Yvonne-Marie said 3 years ago

    Very cool!

  • TwoVintageAvenue

    Katya from TwoVintageAvenue said 3 years ago

    Congrats !!

  • Winterowls

    Jennifer Ross from WinterOwls said 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning jewellery. It's so nice to see something truly handmade and your story is very inspiring too!

  • aprilandjune

    Annie from aprilandjune said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Your story is very inspiring. Congratulations and so deserved. You can tell that you really love what you do!

  • CocoroJewelry

    Madoka from CocoroJewelry said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! 同じ日本人として、セツコさんのご活躍がフューチャーされとても嬉しく、また励みとなりました。素敵なストーリーをシェアしてくださり、ありがとうございました。

  • FreshFromtheFlame

    FreshFromtheFlame from FreshFromtheFlame said 3 years ago

    I have much respect for the move you made. You deserve success for all your hard work and courage. Great pieces to top it off!

  • CocoroJewelry

    Madoka from CocoroJewelry said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! 同じ日本人として、セツコさんのご活躍がフューチャーされとても嬉しく、また励みになります。素敵なストーリーをシェアしてくださり、ありがとうございました。

  • BubbleFestival

    C Choi from BubbleFestival said 3 years ago

    Love your shop! So many good works! Congrats :)

  • litofroggy

    Linda huang said 3 years ago

    Such cute and unique designs! :) GOOD WORK!

  • Aya1gou

    Aya from Aya1gou said 3 years ago

    Amazing! I want that kitty ring so bad! はじめまして! EtsyJapanチームのリーダーの一人 Aya1gouと申します 日本人の方がとりあげられてとっても嬉しいです! アトリエがとっても素敵ですね~ お人柄が伝わってきます。 そのうちテレビ取材も来そうですね! これからのご活躍をかげながら応援させていただきます。

  • Omiya

    Osnat from Omiya said 3 years ago

    Congratulations Setsuko!!!!!!! Love your jewelry:-)))

  • meropisart

    Meropi Toumbas from MeropisArtJewelry said 3 years ago

    Congrats! Inspiring interview amazing work!!!

  • lessandmore

    lessandmore from lessandmore said 3 years ago

    Have been admiring your work for a long time. Your jewelry is gorgeous and fun. Congrats on the feature!!

  • aj1801aj

    AJ from NighBluey said 3 years ago

    One of the most inspiring stories I have read in a long time, truly...an incredible journey and success well-deserved..Congratulations on the feature!

  • aigapele

    Aiga Plone from aigapele said 3 years ago

    Hello Setsuko, your works are unique and amazingly! I wish to follow the inspiration for your every step and there would be a new wonderful creations! I'm in love with a wonderful giraffe rings!

  • DogwoodStudioAK

    Yumi Kawaguchi from DogwoodStudioAlaska said 3 years ago

    Setsuko-san Congratulations on your feature! Your story touched my heart deeply since I'm also from Japan, live in Alaska, and found the way to live MY live. I am so happy for your success! and look forward to seeing more new works! Yumi

  • kaangunler

    Kaan Gunler said 3 years ago

    Hello, love this ring as much a part of the great I congratulate you .http://www.samsunsatilikdaire.blogspot.com

  • jasminbauer

    Jasmin Bauer from acoupleofsmiles said 3 years ago

    Beautiful jewellery and story! Thanks for sharing.

  • texturable

    Claudia Rosillo from texturable said 3 years ago

    Your work is so true and kind! I really love this rings:) All the best!!!

  • walaikorn

    Walaikorn from walaikorn said 3 years ago

    Congratulations. I love your inspiration.

  • Embody

    Embody from Embody said 3 years ago

    I took the jewellery program at OCAD too. Nice to see you are making a living doing what you love :)

  • Urbanfairytalez

    Maxi from Urbanfairytalez said 3 years ago

    Lovely designs, I like your shop, clean, elegant, beautiful and a little whimsical.:)

  • FreakyPeas

    FreakyPeas from FreakyPeas said 3 years ago

    wow! Your items are amazing!

  • OliveLongstocking

    Gumtree Gallery from GumTreeGallery said 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and inspiring story. You followed your passions and dreams..................... smooth sailing and continued success....... hope to purchase one day x

  • theheadmistressb

    Samantha Cousins from headmistressboutique said 3 years ago

    Inspiring! Congratulations!. You have given me the positivity I needed to persevere with my dream. x

  • domesticgodesses

    Crochet Ella from Crochetella said 3 years ago

    Thank you for the amazingly inspirational post ! May your boat take you to wondrous shores :)

  • lillysshoppe

    WestU from lillysshoppe said 3 years ago

    Love your work and Congrats!! :))

  • seule771

    Ainee Beland from seule771 said 3 years ago

    They are all so very precious gems and Toronto is such a beautiful country. Stay and be happy there!

  • bender2012

    Sandra said 3 years ago

    Konichiwa, Setsuko! Congrats! Your story is so inspiring. I am so happy for you! Your work is amazing!

  • passtheteapot

    J.T. Siems from SweetTeaApothecary said 3 years ago

    My engagement ring is an antique pearl flower ring that is over 100 years old. i love it but I was getting so paranoid that it would break. For my one year anniversary, my husband bought me your twig and pearl ring so that I could have something to wear every day without fear. I love it so much. Thank you :)

  • tresameyerdesigns

    Tresa Meyer Clark from MeyerClarkCreative said 3 years ago

    Beautiful and charming work.

  • DamselofDainty

    Inge van Geem from DamselofDainty said 3 years ago

    The captain of a small boat! I love that! Can't wait to make it into an illustration :) Your work is beautiful and unique, like your life's story and I thank you for sharing it.

  • EvanthiaJewelry

    Thia And Ronny Rodriguez from EvanthiaJewelry said 3 years ago

    What an inspiring story, thank you so much for sharing :)

  • bluebirdluxe

    Eileen from bluebirdluxe said 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! おめでとう! Wonderful feature!!

  • aressa

    aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Love your work...

  • WoodrockTurning

    Kerry and Rie from WoodrockTurning said 3 years ago

    祝☆Featured!!! Super cute jewels!!

  • FantasticaIdea

    Roberta from FantaIdea said 3 years ago

    Congrats captain! As foreign in USA I value a lot your courage!

  • grimmandgrete

    Lisa from REBELbyFATE said 3 years ago

    So happy to see you here, your jewellery is awesome!! Congrats on your feature + continued success.

  • SewforYou

    Cynthia from SewforYou said 3 years ago

    So thankful that you were able to share your story and your items. They are just wonderful and show your creative passion for your work. Congratulations!

  • ABCbirdhouses

    Sissy Benedetto from ABCbirdhouses said 3 years ago

    Love you jewelry. Very unique.

  • catherinemaria
  • dyeing2meetU

    Idy from dyeing2meetU said 3 years ago

    Little Bear and I love your work!!!!

  • dominna

    Katrina Dzerkale from Dominna said 3 years ago

    The story trully reminds me of my own. Thank you for inspiration.

  • NishtoNeshtoBoutique

    Brandy from NishtoNeshtoBoutique said 3 years ago

    My husband purchased me a custom made necklace from Setsuko for Valentine's day and it has quickly become my favorite piece. It is absolutely adorable, well made and I get so many compliments on it. I love your work. Everything is so beautiful and I am happy to see that you've been featured.

  • pagesh5

    pagesh5 said 3 years ago

    I just got the mail and my ring was there......it is the most beautiful thing I 've ever owned !!!!!! I love it..... I love it.......I love it !!!!! Can you tell .... Did I express it enough. ....... I love it !!!!! Thank you so much! I JUST LOVE IT !

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