Whether your story contains joy, pain, triumph, tribulations past, current or future - you are the centre of your story. Your story is worthy. You are worthy. I don't take it lightly when someone asks me to commemorate any part of their story turning Mint & Birch into a passion project means that I will be able to provide more one-on-one attention for each person as we celebrate your story together.
Customs are taken on a commission basis and is a collaborative process between us.
Working one on one with you, each piece is handcrafted to order individually. This has shifted from a business model into a passion project.request a custom
it's all handcrafted by one person.
Each Mint & Birch piece starts out as sheets of precious metal and cut into bars by hand. I file each one to create smooth, sleek lines and they are polished individually using only old fashioned manual hand tools, and no machines. The nostalgia and sentimentality of the Mint & Birch bar necklace can be felt in your hands when you open your Mint box!
Hand lettered pieces are some of my favourite pieces to do. You ask me to hand letter and draw your names or words, and I provide a few designs for you to pick from! Each one is unique to you and drawn with a pencil or calligraphy dip ink pen!
I acknowledge that the land on which I operate on is the ancestral and traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish Peoples, Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE (W̱SÁNEĆ) sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Semiahmoo, Kwantlen First Nations. Unceded refers to land that was stolen.
I acknowledge that I am a settler, and uninvited guest benefiting from colonialism. I acknowledge that colonialism has, and continues to perpetuate injustices and genocides to Indigenous peoples, including but not limited to Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, capture of Indigenous children, erasure of language and culture, inadequate housing and water water, ethnic cleansing and continual perpetration of colonial oppression.
To find information about the Indigenous ancestral territories lands you are on, please see here.