Where can you purchase Splendometria Jewelry Co. jewelry?
Splendometria Jewelry Co.’s Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SplendometriaJewelry
ShopEco in Windsor, Ontario: http://shopeco.ca/
Look for us at craft shows and other events in Windsor-Essex County!
How It Began
Splendometria Jewelry was born out of my frustration with my endometriosis: the debilitating pain, the huge impact on seemingly ever corner of my life, and the bang-your-head-against-the-wall feeling that even with my amazingly supportive family and friends, from a medical standpoint I was alone in this, with almost no resources, no one to listen, and no one to fix me.
I just got this urge one day to create. I needed to create jewelry of some kind. I had dabbled in jewelry making in the past, so I had a few basic supplies. And thus, on my tile floor, at 1:00am, I made the anklet that started it all. The next day, all I wanted to do was make jewelry. So I made a few more really amateur pieces with what I had, and went out and bought more supplies. Then I started thinking: what if I could channel all this emotion, all this frustration, advocacy, and passion into something? What if I could use my newfound enthusiasm for jewelry-making as a way to empower women and help them advocate for their own care and for better care?! I could certainly try, anyway!
We Have Liftoff!
I taught myself the basics of beading and wire-wrapping, and purchased some supplies. I then developed a few prototypes for my “signature” piece, a flat, teardrop-shaped stone wrapped in wire an accented by two smaller round side stones, meant to be symbolic of a uterus and ovaries. Once I finalized the prototype, I needed to create a name for my little operation. I’m a sucker for puns and clever word play, so it didn’t take long before I came up with “Splendometria”. The idea came from ‘splendor’ or ‘splendid’ with the jewelry aspect, and ‘endometriosis’ or ‘endometrium’ for the disease and the cause I wanted to support. I knew that there was no way anyone else would have this name, so it would definitely be unique and hopefully memorable.
It Couldn’t Have Happened Without YOU!
“Ok, great – I have a name! But, on my goodness, is it the cheesiest name ever???” I had a lot of self-doubt and second thoughts in the beginning, but was met with overwhelming support by friends and family, not only on the name, but on the entire concept. They assured me that it was not cheesy, and were eager to see and buy my wares, which was an awesome feeling.
We continued to receive overwhelming support and encouragement from the local community in Windsor and Essex county, from our customers, and from social media and the online, which has given us the opportunity to meet so many incredible people and is an on-going source of inspiration.
Always Moving Forward
Over a year since the launch of Splendometria Jewelry Co., we are still going strong and continue to expand our collection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings. We are proud to call ourselves international, and have shipped items all over the world, including the UK, Australia, Singapore, Germany, and several Canadian provinces and U.S. states!
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!
Visit our Esty shop to see our current listings or to request a custom order!