About Ella Plant
Hello and Welcome. In my shop you will find unique handmade statement jewellery in polymer clay, resin, and metal. I am the creator and maker (and everything in between) of Ella Plant Originals. I work out of my small home studio in Ottawa, Canada.
I started designing and creating at an early age, eventually obtaining a Fashion Design Diploma. Over the years, I have immersed myself in many creative outlets and crafts. However, creating jewellery is my "happy place", where I find peace and pleasure.
My goal is to create one of a kind pieces or small collections that are bold and fun with a little "notice me" factor. My inspiration comes from all around, making my style an evolving thing.
My wish is that you make my pieces your own and enjoy your Ella Plant Original as much as I enjoyed making it.
My Sustainability Practices
As already mentioned, my inspiration comes from many sources, and as a creative soul, I have to follow those inspirational calls. However, as much as possible, I try to create with sustainability in mind.
Some components in my pieces are made from recycled metals (sterling silver wire) or materials. I will re-use beads and components from pieces given to me, collected over the years, or earlier creations that I was not satisfied with. Any new metals, components or supplies that are required are purchased through Canadian suppliers whenever possible. This is reflected in my prices. Less expensive materials can be purchased elsewhere, but as a Canadian, I believe in supporting other Canadians. This also reduces the affects created by shipping on the environment.
Some of my jewellery is made using polymer clay, which I absolutely love working with. However, polymer clay is a plastic, composed of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and liquid plasticizers. For this reason, I have taken steps to ensure that I use polymer clay in the most sustainable manner possible. No clay goes to waste. All scraps are used to create new colours for future projects or used as the base for earrings, pendants, or beads.
I hope that my jewellery has a long life in your collection, and are re-gifted, donated or taken to a second hand store rather than end up in the landfill.
The packaging used by Ella Plant Originals is degradable or recycled where possible. My earring cards are made of recycled card stock and double as my business card. I try to avoid using jewellery boxes for packaging. My pieces come to you wrapped in tissue and reused ribbon or degradable cord. The bubble wrap is re-used from my orders from suppliers.
It's important to me to uphold sustainable business practices where possible and still feed my creative soul.