Meet the Maker: Joannie + Boucle d’or

Canadian Made

Jun 22

Where do you call home? Montreal.

What sparked the beginning of this venture for you? A little bite of craziness and much demand (too much for the 15 hours per week that I was putting in before, with a full time job).

What is your most favourite thing to do when you get a moment to yourself? Create new things. With all the orders that I have from different shops, it’s very easy (and a little bit boring) to always produce the same pattern.

What has been your greatest success (or something that you’re most proud of) within your business? Have a full page in a french Magazine called “Coup de Pouce”. For the curious, check it out here.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in starting and running your own business? Don’t work too hard. I always put too much pressure on myself.

What does success mean to you? Living a life without stress. Do what you love and makes lots of time for fun.

What is your favourite thing about being your own boss? Sleep late 🙂

Questions directly borrowed or adapted from “In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists and Entrepeneurs” by Grace Bonney.


Check out more of Joannie’s gorgeous jewellery collection, here.

You can ALSO find Boucle d’or in Oh Mother Care Kits:

Summer 2017 Kit

About the Author

Nicole is the founder/curator of Oh Mother Care Kits, a small startup business inspired by her personal struggle with self-care as she transitioned into motherhood. Nicole is super passionate about supporting women through the fostering of community, open dialogue and acts of solidarity (both on the inter-web and in real-life form). She also loves supporting local Canadian artists and makers who hand-craft pretty things in small batches.