We found a curious object shining near the river.
Is it for you?
Artefact Jewellery is a creative, sustainable, ethical jewellery project by Leo Krukowski and Jared Daugharty.
Our goal is to make collections of fine jewellery that poetically connect their wearers both to antique art & design and to the natural world. Our story is long, beautiful, and mysterious. Our patrons are stylish and adventurous.
Artefact has three lines of jewellery: Salvage, our collection of upcycled silverware; Elevate, a collection made from collaged, carved, and décollaged design elements from antique metalwork; and Return, a series designed around metal stones that we make by melting precious metal antiques and workshop scraps - a poetic attempt to return them to a natural form.
Our three lines represent three steps to positive engagement with inherited culture: 01, salvage and find a place for what is beautiful and useful; 02, find and elevate what is best in it; 03, always return to simplicity, creativity, and Nature.
We believe in working ethically: we make everything by hand, and we don't use products or materials that exploit the natural environment or human beings. We make our prices accessible and, when we hire help, we pay a good wage.
Our first jewellery teachers were Adam Guzman-Poole and Hussam Arab in Ottawa.
We are available for wholesale, shows & events, and custom orders. Contact us here.
Our online store is hosted by Etsy. Visit it here.
Leo is also an artist. Jewellery is one way that he workshops concepts for his other work, which can be seen at www.leokru.com.
Artefact Jewellery is based in Toronto. Toronto has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land has been the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other First Nations and Indigenous peoples in shaping our shared community. As settlers, this Land Acknowledgement must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to realizing Truth and Reconciliation in our community.