Hi! My name is Genevieve Smolders, owner and designer of HEN + Bear jewelry hatched in 2011. I have a Bachelor of Design degree obtained from Ryerson University and reside in London, Ontario. My local, handmade creations are crafted with love in my renovated basement studio (the HENLab / BEARCave). All of my pieces are inspired by love of fashion, travel and life events. Customers from all over the world can relate to my work and are drawn to the bohemian / free spirit vibes. The brand has grown over the years and now these fabulous finds are sold in 30+ boutiques in Canada from St. John’s to Victoria.
About me: I live in a modest neighbourhood called Hyde Park in London, Ontario, and enjoy walks with my 5 year old husky named Hugo, Ball-Room Dancing (and basically any type of dance at all), Travel (THIS YEAR: Arizona, Las Vegas, Ireland, + Mexico), Coffee (NEED), and Boutique Shopping.
The fact that I offer jewelry for both men and women makes HEN + Bear a unique, go-to brand. It’s so hard to find special things for men nowadays and we’ve really found success in this niche market! Embarking onto the Hen + Bear booth is an experience that each gender can enjoy together and find pieces that reflect their personality, lifestyle and fashion pallet. I offer trendy, valuable pieces at an affordable price and match them to my clients with a giant smile 🙂