RB: Tell us about MoonRox and how did it all start?
MR: When I started my business I was still in art school and making jewellery for fun. I made rings for all of my friends and for my sister. Then a couple shops expressed interest so I began sending some pieces to them. From there the business grew organically by word of mouth.
Today it has been over 15 years and MoonRox continues to grow and evolve. Each year we produce two collections that include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair accessories, rings and a variety of other items. You can find MoonRox in select independent retailers, some art and craft shows and online at www.moonrox.ca.
MR: I’ve got to say I find inspiration from everything and anything! I do love a vintage 20’s aesthetic and 60’s and 70’s colour palette. But, inspiration really comes from everywhere from architecture to flowers to my friends and family.
RB: Do you have favourite pieces (currently or all time)?
MR: Currently my favourite piece is the Awakening Necklace. I have this new love for pink! I have always liked bright colours and playing with colour combos, so this was fun to isolate one colour. I think this piece is soft and feminine without being too girly, if that makes sense!
Some favourite pieces that I have maintained for a few seasons are the Nugget Necklace, Twinkle Glimmer Necklace and Glimmer Chain Necklace. These are pieces that you can wear any day with a t-shirt or casual outfit or with your wedding gown!
My all time favourite piece has got to be the Orbit Ring. It is a design that I have made from the start and still holds up a decade and a half later. It’s a MoonRox classic! It’s a wide ring that is made of wire intertwined with beads. It’s now available in silver tone as well as gold tone.
MR: For brides and their maids, we have a Bridal section on the website where you can check out items that could work for weddings. Often we can change the existing colour or material on an existing design and that will make something suit a wedding perfectly! I’m also happy to work with a bride to create something special based on their ideas and wedding theme. The options are many!
So there you have it, if you're looking for some cool and pretty jewels for your Big Day or next special event, check out Moonrox! And if you'll be coming to ReBash, be sure to purchase a Super Awesome Raffle ticket for your chance to win an original Moonrox necklace (along with lots of other pretty fantastic prizes!) Note: All online ticket purchases are automatically entered into the raffle draw!