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Oh Canada!

Oh Canada!

Susan Henderson

Suetables is celebrating Canada Day with three new sterling silver jewelry designs in collaboration with Canadian actresses’ Enuka Okuma (Global TV/ABC’s Rookie Blue), Lauren Lee Smith (CTV’s The Listener) and Rachel Skarsten (Showcase’s Lost Girl).

Each actress reflected on “what it means to be Canadian” when creating their design, fusing influences from their youth, heritage, culture and family.

All three designs will be available on www.suetables.com as of July 1st, 2014, and for one year Suetables will donate 20% from every design purchased to Evergreen, a national not-for-profit that inspires action to green Canadian cities. http://www.evergreen.ca/

Enuka Okuma, a five-time Gemini nominee with 45 television roles to her credit, is from Vancouver. Okuma has designed the sterling silver ‘Enuka Kiss Canada Cuff’.

"This architectural cuff bracelet of a large, X-shaped kiss, has a tiny maple leaf charm that can be personalized with one letter. The "kiss" is an expression of my love for Canada," Okuma says. "For me, Canada is about freedom and acceptance. I know I am blessed to hail from a country that truly celebrates and embraces all cultures and races, and as a black Canadian woman, that's been essential in shaping who I am and continues to inspire the person I hope to be." Rookie Blue Season 5 premiered May 19 in Canada and June 19 in the US.

Lauren Lee Smith, also a Vancouver native and Gemini nominee, celebrates her “Van-groovy” roots with a Lauren woven macramé friendship bracelet. This boho-chic linen colored woven bracelet has the silhouette of a sterling silver maple leaf. It is also available in red and black.

“Being Canadian for me is about celebrating my memories and deep connections I have made here,” says Smith. “This friendship bracelet is a great piece to remind yourself (or a friend) to remember home. I travel a lot and it’s nice to bring a bit of home with you by wearing a meaningful and fun bracelet.”

Rachel Skarsten, a Toronto native, celebrates her Canadian heritage with a simple and beautiful Skarsten maple leaf charm. This charm can be added to any bracelet or charm necklace and can be personalized with an initial.

“For me, being Canadian is all about home - my sense of family, feeling grounded and my roots. I travel a ton and I miss my family,” says
Skarsten. “I wear a charm necklace with a Suetables tree of life charm, my first initial (a medium Kathryn love letter) and my new Skarsten maple leaf charm - which is my salute to Canada.” https://www.suetables.com/shop/charms/tree-life ,https://www.suetables.com/shop/create/medium-kathryn-love-letter and https://www.suetables.com/shop/la-carte/skarsten-maple-leaf

For Suetables Owner and Designer Sue Henderson, creating something special to celebrate her country with Canadian actresses was a fun way to mark her company’s 10-year Anniversary.

“Our company’s philosophy has always included giving back to the community, so having a charitable component to this was a no-brainer. Evergreen is the perfect fit as our connection to nature is so integral to our Canadian identity.”

Founded in 2004, Suetables is Canada's first company to offer hand-stamped, personalized, sterling silver pendants and charms. Assembled with love, Suetables has also been seen on celebrities like Coco Rocha, Missy Pregrym, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Monika Schnarre and alpine ski racer Brit Januk. Suetables designs can be found at www.suetables.com.

About Suetables
Founder Sue Henderson was one of the first Canadians to offer personalized on-the-spot letter pressing on sterling silver jewelry. Her company began with one “Kathryn love letter” necklace gifted to her sister Kathryn, and grew quickly via word-of-mouth from the schoolyard moms who loved wearing their children’s letters close to their heart. Over the past 10 years, the collection has expanded with a continued focus on creating beautiful, keepsake pieces that connect people to their heart and soul. Each Suetables piece can be hand stamped with names, dates or meaningful phrases - making them unique and personal.

Sue continues to hone her letter pressing craft and her company now has close to thirty stylists who sell her line across North America and learn to letterpress in their own market.

About Evergreen
With more than 85 percent of Canadians living in cities, our disconnection from nature has never been greater—causing real problems for the health of the environment, our communities and our economy. Evergreen’s work is driven by our belief in the power of people to enact positive change and restore the natural health of their communities. Focusing on four program areas—Greenspace, Children, Food and CityWorks—we build partnerships with diverse groups and engage key influencers and the public to inspire local action and create sustainable
cities.

Shop designs at www.suetables.com



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