Hi, we’re Chris & Alix.
We started our first jewelry business in 1998, making one-of-a-kind beaded pieces. By this point, we had already fallen in love with our ability to be creative while making things that were both time-honored and unique. And as our customers tasked us with designing more challenging and intricate custom elements, representing deeper meanings and feelings, our business started evolving. We started to incorporate more and more custom metal elements which propelled us to step foot into the fine jewelry world.
When we started Chris & Alix in 2008, our custom fine jewelry captured the attention of In Style Magazine and the local press in Montreal. We were invited to showcase our jewelry at a Golden Globes gifting lounge and later worked with Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka creating beaded embellishments for the movie The Immortals. We were also asked to design a necklace and earring set for Sharon Johnston, wife of the Canadian Governor General, when she attended the Royal Wedding in 2011. And when we joined the online marketplace CustomMade the same year, we became one of the highest-ranked custom fine jewelers.
After 10 years of working primarily as custom jewelry designers, we are continuing to explore all aspects of the jewelry world. Playing with more whimsical beaded pieces and contemporary fine jewelry all in staying true to ourselves and our passion. Our hope is that you will enjoy wearing our pieces and much as we have enjoyed making them.