My new favorite toy by Kolton Babych


Meet my new favorite toy!  It’s a charm chain, designed by Kolton Babych and exquisitely made of Sterling silver.  This ingenious little jewellery component is going to change the way I wear so many of my favorite pieces.

Ingeniously simple, it’s a oxidized sterling silver chain with one of his lovely talismans on one end, and a lobster clasp on the other.  The chain is satisfyingly round and juicy, and the signature Kolton Babych tag is a nice extra touch.


The uses for this simple little device are many… it may be used to cluster together a number of other pieces, such as multiple bracelets, or even necklaces.  If you have a stack of bangles, try pulling them together with this little chain, and it not only gives a whole different look, but also prevents any that are a little too large from slipping off.  A series of necklaces are instantly updated with one of these cinching them on one side.  Want one of your favorite necklaces to be just a little longer?  No worries, just clip this on at the back and add a few precious inches of length, as well as a pretty charm at the back of your neck.


Finally, just think how well this would work as an accent on your Trollbeads bracelets…  The charm adds a modern, artisan touch to the classic foxtail chain, and it’s just the right length to be an extra layer of security, and act as a safety chain.  Try using it to cluster together a group of your favorite bracelets to create an ultra luxe design, or to link your bracelet to other artisan bangles or chains.

I’m going to need a few of these little toys, I think!  Simply brilliant, don’t you think?



Kolton Babych at Tartooful Today!


Today’s the day!


stellacharmKolton Babych is coming to Tartooful today:  5-9pm, and he’s bringing a fabulous array of his beautiful work for us all to enjoy.  Come see the last precious designs from his acclaimed “Heroes and Thieves” collection… and enjoy a privileged first look at his upcoming Luxe collection, featuring gold and precious stones.  Bring a friend, treat yourself, plot for the holidays ahead – do you really need more reasons?  Do drop by and raise a glass of bubbly with this delightful, talented local artist…

See you in the village!  C.



Kolton Babych at Tartooful


You will not want to miss this.  Local artist and jewelery designer Kolton Babych will join us at Tartooful on the evening of October 26th 2016!

He’s going to share with us the final release of unique pieces from his gorgeous “Heroes & Thieves” collection, and will offer a sneak preview of some of his upcoming ultra luxe collection, featuring rich gold and precious stones.  It promises to be an inspiring evening, and is a great opportunity to not only treat yourself, but also think ahead to holiday gifting and even custom projects that you may have been mulling!  Kolton is a favorite designer among Tartooful insiders, and is a rising local star whose works will be showcased at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards in their collection of gifts to their nominees.  This is your personal invitation to come meet him so you can say “I knew him when…”!

Put it in your calendar, grab your best shopping partners in crime and come out to meet the artist and have a glass of bubbly.. See you in the Village!



New Designs by Kolton Babych


“Living Dead” Charm. Sterling Silver, CAD$259

Brilliant local jewellery designer, Kolton Babych has just released his most recent series of designs… and they are stunning.  Each beautifully detailed and finished piece is sold separately, so they can be added to chains that are already in your collection.  Conversely, he offers a selection of lengths and styles of chains that can easily accommodate these and other charms, to create one’s own, personal piece of everyday adornment.


“Stella” Charm. Sterling Silver, CAD$169

Each design bears its own interpretation, which gives so much more depth of meaning for the wearer. Fore example, the “Stella” charm offers: “This charm features a five-pointed  star, which can only be seen when it is surrounded by darkness.”


“Protection” Charm.  Sterling Silver, CAD$215.

The “Protection” charm features a decorated shield, which is a universal symbol of protection.  Simple, but simple….


“Stag Beetle” Charm.  Sterling Silver, CAD$169.

This charm features a Stag Beetle, which is a symbol of underestimated strength and perseverance.

Kolton’s full series of limited edition charms and chains are now in stock at Tartooful…










New Designs by Kolton Babych

This week we were delighted to receive a fresh series of designs by local jewelry extraordinaire, Kolton Babych….

These necklaces feature rich and shockingly heavy talismans of hand carved sterling silver.  Each one is completely unique!  Some sparkle with green or ice white sapphires, while others are pure in their simplicity.

We love these statement pieces, and think you will too.  Drop by and see them for yourself!


Fresh Designs By Kolton Babych


Kolton Babych has released a few, gorgeous new designs, just in time for Mothers Day!  We are thrilled to be able to present these lovely new pieces at Tartooful.


IMG_9595Kolton’s newest pieces are beautiful examples of his approach to design.  Satisfyingly heavy in the hand, with rich patina and fascinating details, these are new classics that work for every occasion.  All his silver chains are meticulously hand wrought, giving them a uniquely fluid feel.  Colour is subtle, and well chosen.  Kolton’s palette is west coast modern: soft grey and white from howlite, moonlight shimmer from labradorite and the watered iridescence of Tahitian pearls.


Be sure to drop by the gallery to experience these lovely new designs – but don’t delay, as each piece is unique and Mothers Day is just around the corner!


Jeweller Creates Wearable Art: Kolton Babych at Tartooful


Did you spot Kolton Babych in the North Shore News recently?  That’s him in the photo above, with his beautiful jewelry and stunning prints behind him at Tartooful.

Submission 1Talisman Bangles in Sterling Silver

The North Shore News wrote a glowing article about Kolton and his design work, following the opening celebration of his solo show, currently on display at Tartooful.

mothprintFor more information about our talented new Tartooful artist, be sure to read Anne Watson’s excellent North Shore News article


New Kolton Designs at Tartooful!


Tartooful’s ladies fell for Kolton Designs as soon as we saw them… rugged silver, velvety leather, vintage feel, modern aesthetic.  Perfectly West Coast.


The Artist-designer himself dropped by Tartooful this week to catch up and bring by some fresh designs for us!  We are loving the ivory leather, the dogwood coin bracelets, the simplest of classic bangles and of course, the big, beautiful necklaces!


Every single piece is unique, so drop by soon for first pick of this Season’s collection…C.


New at Tartooful: Kolton Designs Jewellery


We’re delighted to have some gorgeous new treasures on the shelf at Tartooful!  The jewellery designs of Kolton Babych feature reclaimed sterling silver and glowing semiprecious natural stones.

soft-blue-doublecharmKolton is that rare thing, a naturally gifted artist who finds their path early.

He’s been creating art for as long as he can remember, and designing and making jewellery since he was in elementary school.  Although he’s still attending Art School in New York, he’s already a seasoned designer with a strong aesthetic identity.  His style approach reflects his Vancouver home and  upbringing, with distinctive, Asian influences,  and a beautifully natural and relaxed, West Coast feel.


Kolton’s fresh palette this season perfectly matches our mood, with ivory whites, charcoal greys, and subtle Aquamarine.  His silver feels significant and satisfying… with ancient symbols and confident design strokes.  The well thought out details sing, with hand knotted strands of stones, lovely clasps, and  interchangeable charms that allow the wearer to make each piece their own.

To truly appreciate Kolton’s designs, however, you’ll just have to come in and see them in person… now in stock at Tartooful.