Basement Beads // Canadian Jewellery

If it hadn’t been for the Great Glebe Garage Sale (G.G.G.S.), I would have invested in way less jewellery this past Saturday.

Cammie and I knew it was going to be a good day when we turned onto Fifth Avenue – the first street and house of the day – and I purchased faux-gold, vintage, interconnected circle earrings for $2.00 and picked out a faux-silver ring for Cammie that cost her only $1.00!

The G.G.G.S. is a sale unlike any other that I’ve walked. Most houses between Fifth Avenue to Powell Avenue – for those of you NOT from Ottawa that is about 6 or 7 streets in a row that are each about 3-4 long, long blocks long – it is a bit of a hike if you don’t plan to forego any of the streets, but it’s worth it. It begins at around 7am and lasts until people stop walking, so until about 5pm.

Yes, this sale is awesome.

Yes, I wished I was a permanent resident in Ottawa – just for a second – for longer than the rest of the sumer because I would have scooped up some antique chairs.

NO, the point of this blog post is not to promote the G.G.G.S. – even though it is impressive and people come from all over to be part of this one day event – but to promote a newly developed Canadian jewellery company called BASEMENT BEADS.

There is a new trend out there ladies, and it’s making jewellery with hardware. For example, kitchen string and washers. Yes, that’s right…these pieces are funky, unique, and edgy. You know my passion for Canadian companies and especially local business’s. Well, Kayleigh set up shop right on Bank Street and participated in the sidewalk sale during the G.G.G.S. Kayleigh currently holds down a job at Hilary’s Dry Cleaners in Ottawa, but in her spare time she has been making her jewellery, planning her business as well as her promotions for Basement Beads.

My Nautical Themed Bracelet

Cammie’s Necklace

Kayleigh has yet to create a website or online forum to showcase her development and pieces. This is how fresh her business endeavour and jewellery is! I did give Kayleigh the web address to my blog, so hopefully she will keep us all updated on her progress!! We loved Kayleigh’s jewellery. Cammie narrowed it down to two necklaces and chose one that ended up matching the nautical themed bracelet I fell in love with. We have good taste, that’s for sure. The pricing was more than fair, and my purchase was only $7.00. I have already worn my bracelet plenty of times since Saturday…it just matches everything.


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9 Responses to Basement Beads // Canadian Jewellery

  1. Andrew says:

    I normally just make my jewelry, but I guess buying it is cool too. I usually make them edible in case of emergencies. I have an oreo necklace, that does pretty well.

    • Dee says:

      Haha well I guess being with you in case of an emergency when food is scarce would be a good thing! I love food…especially snacking. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. cam says:

    yep yep. my best find of the day for sure! except for my gaudy change purse haha

  3. Kayleigh says:

    Thank you so much for writing up this beautiful piece about my jewellery! I’ll keep you posted.

    • Dee says:

      Awesome! I’m so happy you remembered to check out my blog-post 🙂

      My family & friends are interested in your stuff as well!! So it’d be good to know where to purchase 🙂

  4. mom says:

    I certainly missed the Great Glebe Garage Sale this year. Maybe one day I will get back there for the weekend next year…would you be coming with me Daniela. As you would say “YEAH..RIGHT”
    Love Mom

  5. Kayleigh says:

    I now have an online presence! You can find me on Etsy:
    I also have a website which is under construction:
    And finally, you can find me on facebook!

    I will be posting a link to your blog on my website! Thanks again Dee!

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