About Joanna Bisley
In a world of fast fashion and mass produced jewelry Joanna Bisley takes pride in creating handcrafted heirloom quality jewelry using durable materials.
With two distinct collections; Joanna's Signature line of everyday jewelry brings fresh and fashion forward designs that quickly become her clients go-to-pieces. The Bridal collection with its distinctively vintage and feminine aesthetic has become a favourite with brides throughout Canada.
After 13 successful years in various positions in the film and television business, Joanna took up jewelry design as a hobby and creative outlet. In 2006 after her second maternity leave, and numerous stores requesting her designs, she decided it was the perfect time to pursue her jewelry designing career full-time and hasn’t looked back since.
Joanna designs and creates all her pieces with a a small team in her home studio in northwest Calgary using such age old techniques as wire wrapping and silk knotting enabling her to create unique durable pieces. High quality craftsmanship and versatility are of the utmost importance to the designer who uses Swarovski Crystal, semi-precious stones, pearls, sterling silver, 14kt goldfill and Italian silk cord to handcraft each of her pieces.
Currently her collections are being carried in high-end clothing and bridal boutiques in western Canada. Joanna lives in Calgary with her wonderfully supportive husband Kevin, their two children Emily and Aidan, 21 year old cat Olivia and rescue dog Star.