Girls Night In

Time to kick the January doldrums!

Capilano Elementary will be hosting a unique fundraiser this Thursday evening, starting at 7pm, for a tiny admission charge of $5, you’re invited to nosh complimentary appies and sip wine, while strolling through a selection of local vendors with tempting treats, picked out just for ladies… It’s the perfect “Girls Night IN”.  The best part is that it’s a completely guilt-free shopping spree, knowing that a big chunk of proceeds is going directly to the school and their information technology program.

Tartooful will be there to support this worthy cause, with all of our favorite pampering treats in tow as well as jewellery by Christy Feaver, Zula, Peony & Peridot, the Be Series and the legendary Trollbeads!

It’ll be a fun night, so bring your girlfriends out, relax and enjoy…


“Santa Baby”…

“Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don’t mean a phone
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight…”

Ladies, in the mad rush of making the holiday preparations for your whole family – gifts, cards, decorations, meals, baking, entertaining, teacher gifts…(sigh) – don’t let your little treat under the tree be forgotten.  You may want to drop a few pointed hints about Trollbeads, Tokyomilk, or some of our locally designed bags… Or perhaps this is a year for your Santa to bring you a ring?  Nothing else says quite as much…

We have so many stunning, wearable, unique and totally irresistible designs in the shop right now, all of them refreshingly budget friendly… (something Santa really appreciates this time of year!)

Christy Feaver works in sterling silver and features extraordinary stones set in clean, modern designs.  Her semi precious gem stones are selected for their unusual shape and cut as well as their depth of colour and sparkling life.

This amazing ring features a bold setting that holds a most unusual, Tourmalated Quartz stone.  This powerful ring is one of those pieces of jewelry that is “transformative” – it makes one feel a little different, just by putting it on….

Not every powerful ring speaks loudly… these rings are the “Be Series”, designed in honour of my Mother.  These pieces feature five quietly meaningful words that are intended to remind the wearer of their own strength and capability.

Rings are the most personal, and ideally, the most meaningful pieces of jewelry that we wear… and so at Tartooful we have chosen pieces that we feel have the potential to become those dear friends and talismans that are worn everyday….


Celebrate the Designs of Christy Feaver – November 23rd 2011

This year for our annual celebration to kick off the holiday season we are delighted to be able to host Christy Feaver and her “Trunk” of spectacular sterling silver and precious stone jewellery.

This designer lives a life with unusual grace and balance.  She divides her time between the wild, West coast of Canada and Bali, and it’s easy to see that both of her homes influence her work.  She espouses a yoga and surf inspired lifestyle that allows time to both work and play; to enjoy the benefits of hard work as well as to give back to her community…

Come meet the lovely Christy, enjoy her beautiful work, have a glass of bubbly and enjoy special pricing on selected, regular stock items for that evening only…

November 23rd, 2 til 8pm,

at Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Boulvard, North Vancouver.  604.924.0122

See you there!


Pure Happiness

The new jewelry designs of Christy Feaver are simply breathtaking.

The silversmith is known for her chunky, modern pieces, with finishes and patinas inspired by the shorelines of the two continents she calls home… but the newest of her designs to arrive at Tartooful are a joyful riot of colour, set into simple, comfortable and timeless settings.

On a purely girly note, I am totally in love with her pink topaz pieces… (Cristi’s eyes lit up for the sparkling yellow citrines…)

…But there are so many mouthwatering colours in this collection:  rich, green peridot, lemon yellow citrine, sky blue topaz, smoky quartz, soft lavender amethyst….and of course, pink topaz.

We also have a beautiful range of her signature earrings on the shelf, as well as an array of her new necklaces, featuring silver Buddhas, lotuses and tassels. (!)

Christy Feaver’s jewelry is pure happiness…


Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s so easy to dismiss the holiday as another example of consumerist nonsense.  Instead let’s take it as a gentle nudge to show our appreciation for all our special people.  It doesn’t take a tacky box of waxy chocolates or a garish card to show someone that you’re glad they’re there; it’s the small gestures that mean a lot.

The key is to think of the one you love and to find a way to show that you’re tuned in to their unique fingerprint as a person.  For one person that might be a batch of homemade cookies… for another a tiny posy of garden blossoms… or perhaps a romantic picnic lunch to be shared in the middle of a busy work day.

If wrapping up a treat is part of your plan for the day, at tartooful we do have lots of goodies for Valentine’s:  lovely Christy Feaver or Bouton Rouge jewelry… Timo glasses (to accompany that bottle of wine)… sweet scents to pamper… funky & functional Astrosatchels… adorable tutus for the smallest of sweethearts… and of course, Trollbeads.  But even so, we try to help select and present the gifts with a personal twist, because a Valentine just isn’t tartooful unless it is heartfelt.

The chocolate and strawberry extravaganza pictured above is an incredibly “tartooful” gift from one of our very favorite people, Nadine.  Those of you who read out blog regularly will probably recall her incredible Trollbeads birthday cake for Cristi, and her beautiful Christmas cookies, complete with bikini-clad gingerbread ladies.  Her latest creation was nestled in a heart-shaped tin, and included traditional Valentine’s candies and chocolate dipped, personalized strawberries for all of us.  Nadine, you’re amazing, and we all feel totally spoiled!  Thank you so much…

Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine’s Day…



Christy Feaver Jewelry at Tartooful

We’re so excited to be hosting a trunk show for the amazing designs of Christy Feaver.  We fell in love with her new collection and can’t wait to share it with all our favorite tartoofulers.

Christy has the knack for making a balanced life:  work and play, earning and giving, spending time in both Bali and here on the West Coast… and her jewelry design reflects that graceful and thoughtful approach.  Her pieces beautifully balance rugged texture with sparkling jewels and satiny smooth silver with fascinating natural stone.  Each piece is meticulously crafted to be durable and comfortable, so that it will become a much loved and familiar part of everyday life…. but dramatic enough to garner compliments everywhere you go.

Come and experience Christy Feaver’s gorgeous jewelry

at Tartooful

Wednesday, February 9th 2011 from four ’til eight.

3183 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver  604.924.0122

See you there!