Shy Giraffe Modern Artisan Jewellery

Shy Giraffe Modern Artisan Jewellery


Inspiration in front of you: Shy Giraffe Modern Artisan Jewellery

Jennifer Sarault started making jewellery as a creative outlet while on materinity leave with her first child. As she started to try her hand at local craft fairs, she realized she needed a name for her business. “The inspiration was right in front of me. My daughter. She was very shy and loved giraffes!” Thus was Shy Giraffe Modern Artisan Jewellery born.

As the name suggests, Jennifer creates handmade jewellery in sterling silver, decorated with natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and sea glass. Working out of her home studio just outside of Halifax, she strives to create elegant, modern designs that are both affordable and beautiful. She says, “I am inspired by our beautiful Nova Scotia coastline, nature, and fashion and colour, too!”

Jennifer took part in our inaugural Harvest meets the Holidays event at Masstown in November 2015, and joins us this spring at Expo 2016 at Halifax Exhibition Centre. She says, “I had attended the show many times as a visitor, and you can really feel the spirit and pride we have in these Atlantic provinces we call home. It’s evident among vendors and visitors alike.”

Asked what her favourite pieces might be, she says, “The favourites always seem to be my most recent design, until another new idea inspires me!” She confesses there is a special place in her heart for her seaside collection. “It brings me home.”