Do you make the pieces?
Yes! Each piece is individually designed and hand-crafted by me in my studio.
Can non-indigenous people wear your earrings?
YES! I encourage you to support Indigenous makers who create authentic pieces of art. Dark Laydee pieces are not regalia and can be worn by anyone, this includes any gender, race or ethnicity.
Do you take custom orders?
Yes! Please contact us and let’s chat!
Do you make earrings for non-pierced ears or stretched ears?
Yes! Most of our earrings can be made into clip-ons or adapted for stretched ears (plugs & tunnels). Please leave a note in the checkout/cart section, so we know to change the post. If you have any questions about the posts we use, don't hesitate to contact us !
How many pairs do you make?
This is a multi-answer question.
For beaded pieces: Usually one!
I value uniqueness to the wearer so all beaded pieces are one-of-a-kind. BUT if you like the colours in a certain piece that has sold, I will be happy to rework the colours to make you something special.
For Leather Fringe Earrings: Since I use up-cycled leather it depends how big the piece is, but usually a few pairs. Black will always be available.
For Colour Seasonal Fringe Earrings: These are usually one-of-a-kind since I up-cycle Interior leather swatches for this style and can usually get just one pair from it.
What does upcycle mean?
Upcycling is the process of transforming waste or unwanted products that may otherwise be thrown away, into new materials or products. So for Dark Laydee Designs, I reuse & take apart pieces such as leather clothing or Interior design swatches to create the beautiful pieces you see before you! Which keeps it from going into the landfill! I often shop at local leather stores in their scrap bins as well.
Have any questions? Please contact us!