Marie-Claude Décarie, joaillière...

Born and raised in Oka, Quebec, Canada; I still live by the water in front of the Oka Marina. Sailing has always been a big part of my life. I practically grew up on a sailboat.

I discovered in 2006 the work of metalsmith jewelry and I was hooked. I like forging and transforming metal into authentic, always impeccably finished jewelry. My nautical inspiration never wavers, it is at the root of my work.

In June 2009 I completed a College Diploma from the Jewellery School of Montreal (ÉJM). Only a few weeks later I opened my own jewelry studio with a colleague: L’Atelier de Joaillerie l’Alliage. I had the opportunity to expose my jewelry at exhibitions and sell my jewelry in different boutiques until December 2010.

In 2011, after my first child was born I moved my studio at home and officially opened my ETSY shop in January 2012.

My Etsy shop now established, I quit my day job and opened my own studio-boutique in Oka in May 2015.

I design and manufacture all my products in my studio. I manage every part of my little business, from design to marketing, pictures, Etsy shop, customer service and shipment.

With the studio-boutique and the Etsy shop running, I had to hire Marie-Ève who now works full time at MCDecarie’s. She also takes part in every aspect of the shop, from manufacture to sales! Mike joined the team in 2016 to help with the production!

In business for 7 years, my priority is to offer a great customer service and great quality products.

- Marie-Claude

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