About Fierce Lynx Designs
Welcome to Fierce Lynx Designs Natural Gemstone Jewelry.
My designs feature gemstones straight from nature and elements inspired by my global travels – because nothing is more beautiful than our amazing planet Earth.
I donate 10% of our profits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to preserve this land we love.
Why Fierce Lynx?
I am inspired by nature, particularly by the rugged wilderness of Canada. I love sounds of waves crashing on a rocky shore, the smell of fir, pine, and moss, and the taste of salt spray on my lips. Like the lynx, I'm quiet and introverted. But just because it takes a bit to earn my trust doesn’t mean I'm not fiercely loyal to those I love and bold in my creativity and expression.
What’s a Fierce Lynx Design?
Fierce Lynx Designs are bold yet elusive, delicate yet strong, classy with a little bit of bling, and always proud to be one of a kind – just like the people who wear them.
Many of my pieces feature natural gemstone beads, so each and every creation is unique – just like you. I am constantly amazed by the colours and patterns Mother Nature creates with her paintbrush and do my best to highlight them in my designs.
I love to travel within Canada and throughout our incredible world where I am constantly inspired by the beauty found in new cultures, ancient art, stunning landscapes, and the warm-hearted people I meet along the way. These travels shape my ideas, designs, and stories.
Who Makes Fierce Lynx Designs Jewelry?
At the moment, Fierce Lynx is a one-woman operation (although I aim to grow to employ more fabulous Lynxes). I'm Alison, jewelry designer, maker, marketer, website admin, envelop-stuffer, and email answer-er (and this is only my 'hobby.') By day, I run RockFort Media with my computer guru husband. I'm a travel writer, photographer, copy-editor, founder of CheeseWeb.eu, and SEO and social media consultant, (and I don't even look good in hats!)
I grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick in Canada's beautiful Maritime Provinces. I moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia for university where I met the love of my life and now husband. We lived in Europe for almost 12 years, primarily in Brussels, Belgium and took the opportunity to travel as extensively as we could during that time. In 2015, we returned to Saint John to care for my family. We currently winter here and travel full-time in our RV during the rest of the year. (You can read more about our travels on CheeseWeb.eu)
I began making jewelry in late 2018 to unplug from my laptop and reconnect with my love of making things by hand. At the same time, I rediscovered my childhood fascination with gemstones (I was the only 10-year-old I knew who had her own rock hammer.) Fierce Lynx became the perfect intersection of my loves of creating, nature, travel, and online business. Best of all, it's allowed me to connect and serve the most amazing clients around the world AND give back to a charity I am passionate about.
Where are Fierce Lynx Designs made?
Every Fierce Lynx piece is unique and handmade with love (and gin) in the breath-taking Fundy region of New Brunswick, Canada. When you by from this online shop, you're supporting an entrepreneur and her dream of making people happy with beautiful things.
What is Fierce Lynx Bazaar?
Fierce Lynx Bazaar is my shop filled with high-quality, yet affordable accessories. While these are not handmade by me, they are highly curated and chosen with care to ensure the best quality and most unique designs I can find. I look for classic styles and a bit of fun, just like in my handmade products.
Can I request a custom order?
Of course! I am happy to work with you to create a piece that is meaningful to you. Just drop me an email to start the conversation.
How Much Does Shipping Cost?
At Fierce Lynx I don't believe in marking up my prices to cover shipping costs. You ONLY pay for your actual shipping charges. I use (discounted) Canada Post rates based on the actual weight of your order calculated when you check out.
Shipping charges start at around 8$ CAD for one bracelet within Canada and the USA (International orders start at around 10$). As jewelry is quite light, even large orders tend not to exceed 16$. If you would like insurance and a tracking number for your package, you also have that option at an additional cost.
Where Do You Ship?
If Canada Post will deliver there - I'll ship to you! So far, I haven't found anywhere I can't ship. I've even created this fun map to show where my customers are located around the world!