Alyssa Spaxman | Owner & Maker

I am a maker at heart. I've been creating things with my hands since I was a kid, and though jewelry has always been my most-loved medium, I've dabbled in oil painting, wheel-thrown pottery, printmaking and nearly everything in between.

From childhood into my high school years, I would spend hours at a local bead shop choosing the perfect beads, learning techniques and being surrounded by creativity.

My natural creative drive to evolve later brought me to a basic silversmithing class. The techniques I learned there, paired with a background in graphic design, a love of world travel, beautiful objects and working with my hands led me to found Strut Jewelry in 2009.

The result is effortlessly wearable, high-quality minimalist jewelry that gets rave reviews because my clients adore it.

Hand made in small batches in my home studio in Ottawa, Canada using age-old metalsmithing techniques paired with high-grade natural gemstones, I create beautiful contemporary jewelry that you won't want to take off.

Learn more about the metals and tools I use in my jewelry glossary.