Hi, my name is Shoko and I am the creator of Swallow Jewellery!
Since I was little, I just loved playing with beads, crafting and sewing. My mom is a crafty person too and I still remember the favourite duck patterned dress she made for my sister and I. Growing up, I was always exposed to DIY so I tend to think I can make everything rather than buying.
I moved to Canada in 2002, it was then someone at a local Bubble Tea store showed me how to make a very simple pair of earrings. After that I was completely hooked on making jewellery!
I only use real gem stones, sterling silver and 14k gold filled material. Going with my dad's philosophy, "if you are buying something, purchase high quality items as they always outlast cheaper ones" I only use real, good quality material. I never use plastic or low quality stones or findings.
Silver items are all sterling silver 925, gold is 14k gold filled. Gold filled, sometimes referred to as "rolled gold" or "rolled gold plate" is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal. It is highly unlikely that you would ever see the base metal as layer of gold is quite thick.
My passion is creating jewellery, also for people to be able to love what they wear for a long time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
With much love and passion,