Follow your passion, and sucess will follow you
Ollicraft jewelry is a family small business run in Motreal by Olga and Val Stanis. Olga is a creator and owner of the Ollicraft brand. Val is helping to make everything operational. We are very creative and love making earrings. We hope you'll enjoy wearing jewelry that we created for you
All our products are handmade and we care a lot about quality of our products. Each piece is thoughtfully designed, baked, polished and assembled together. Due to the nature of handmade products, no two pieces are 100% alike. It makes our products unique.
All our products are made in Quebec, Canada. Our workshop is located in Lachine (Montreal).
HYPOALLERGENIC All my earrings are hypoallergenic. I made them with a surgical hypoallergenic steel post.
I had been looking for this specific earring style for years. Everything I found was too small or didn't have the right finish. I am so happy I stumbled upon this shop! Love my purchase.
When I was on maternity leave in 2016, I began to consider starting my own small business. At some point I understood that I didn't want to go back to working at the office full-time. During my pregnancy, I didn’t feel appreciated at work. I decided no matter what, I’m not coming back.
During my maternity leave, I've started to think about what I can do to not return to work at office. And naturally, like all mothers, the first thing I came up with was the idea to sew different things for my kid. I sewed bibs, baby blankets, and decorations for my son's nursery rooms. I've established my brand and launched an Etsy shop.
Maternity leave in Canada lasts only 12 months and at the end of 12 month, my store wasn’t bringing the profit that I thought it would bring for me to stay home. So I had to go back to my unloved work.
I've returned to my full time job and I didn't leave my creative business behind. I've continued to develop my brand in parallel to my full time job and being full time mom.
I've started to sew cosmetic bags and decorated them with brooches that I was making from polymer clay.One day, when I went to a craft shop to buy some polymer clay and pins for my brooches, I also found some earring posts and decided to buy them and make some earrings from polymer clay.
This is how it usually goes in a craft store. You come there for one thing and you leave it with a full cart of other different staff you've grabbed. I've cut my first clay earrings with a lipstick cap and added them to my Etsy store where I was selling all this kids stuff. I've started to see that people really liked this product, so I've decided to open another Etsy store just for earrings. My first earring model quickly became my bestseller and I've started to create other shapes and sizes of earrings similar to this first model.
Very simple, Olli is for Olga. My mother calls me Olli, so I've decided to combine my name with the products I made.
We produce our polymer clay jewelry in our small home-based studio in Montreal. As much as possible, we are trying to recycle our materials, support local communities and other small businesses.
We source our fine metal jewelry pieces from a small business owner located in Ukraine.