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Handcrafted Originals

Custom Designed Original Accessories by Marival Designs

 

Winter in Canada - our usual colourful landscape is covered in a white blanket of snow that softens and quiets the horizon.

Days are short - cold and crisp, sometimes wet and foggy, and the pale yellow sun tries so hard to peek through hazy grey blue skies leaden with clouds. Snow falls. Wind blows. The Canadian winter is here.....

We see dark green foliage of evergreens that contiue to show their colours year round. We smell the fallen decaying leaves of taupe and brown that surround us on damp ground. Small trees and bushes showcase their red and purple berries for birds and smalll animals that need food during the winter ahead.

Nature is still alive in the winter, and it's enjoyed by those who don't hide away. We hear the chittering of squirrels and soft songs of finches, junkos, cardinals and sparrows as they collect seeds and fallen fruits.

The Canadian winter - an amazing time of year!

Just like nature, handmade accessories can come in the most amazing combination of colours and materials.

Discover our Marival Designs' Spin & Stones Collection ... inspired by the land, water and sky elements found in this beautiful part of the world - the Grand River valley in southwestern Ontario.

The Collection appeals to those who enjoy the many delights of nature. Using special looped yarns made from super soft and plush polyester or wool blends, you will discover scarves and hats to keep you warm and cozy. Pillows are a fun decorative home item, as are holiday wreaths or Christmas trees. Jewellery is made from metals such as silver and copper and natural stones such as pearls and gemstones, some which are common to the area.

Why do people love Marival Designs?

It's simple....Marival Designs is

HAND CRAFTED – stylish and affordable
ORIGINAL designs – unique and high quality

Marival Designs' Spin & Stones Collection is available at the annual juried handmade artisan show and sale Christmas in Paris, held in November in Paris ON. 

Save the date for the 2021 show - November 5, 6 and 7, 2021 at the Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, ON. It's the 30th anniversary of Christmas in Paris in 2021 - see you there!

Collection Gallery

Check out some samples.... by browsing below.

Many of these pieces are one of a kind and may have sold at shows. However if you notice a style online that you like, please email me and, if the piece is sold, I would be delighted to work with you to custom make your own personal piece.

Or, if you have a design in mind that is your own, please contact me and we can work together to create a special artisan piece.

Many designs have found homes all over the world - Australia, India, Scotland, Hungary, China, and many locations in the US and Canada.

I provide safe, secure purchases via email using e-transfer. If you live nearby in Southern Ontario, I'd love to meet you! In that case, personal cheque or cash is also acceptable.

Thank you!

Spin & Stones Collection

This image gallery represents examples of custom designs. If you are interested in any pieces, please let me know. All pricing in Canadian dollars (CAD). We are always adding more for every season - so come back often...

Shakespeare Charms Collection at the Festival Theatre in Stratford ON

The Shakespeare Charms Collection is no longer available at the Festival Theatre stores. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Collection is now retired and will not be produced by Marival Designs in the future. Thank you to all who purchased and supported the Shakespeare Charms Collection over the last 10 years.

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Valerie L. Wilson

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