Our story 

     My name is Debbie Benninger. I was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada. I've always been a creative person. 
     My outlet, or happy place, has always been in creating. My grandmother, Norine, got me started very young. Whether crocheting, knitting, and anything crafty, we did it together. I’ve been a sculptor, scrapbooked, cross stitched, and had a dollhouse miniature business—but I’d never touched jewelry.
     Then I met an amazing man that moved me to a new city, so I needed a new outlet while I assimilated to my new life. As I surfed the net, I came across jewelry-making. I ran out to the store and bought a bunch of beading and stringing supplies thinking, “This is it!” I was bored within the hour. It wasn’t my passion. Back to the internet. As I scoured the net for different genres of jewelry-making, wire wrapping appeared. I flipped through some pictures, and off to the hardware store I went. I sat down, started to play, and I was hooked. I realized how forgiving this genre can be. No matter what I do, I’m never wrong. There are really no rules. Miss a stitch? Keep going. It was very freeing to me. I avoided the internet for awhile, as I wanted what I produced to be mine—in MY voice.
     My supportive spouse, Ian Butler, would come to bead shows with me. He nudged me, not always gently, to get out and share my work at artisan shows and to make it into a business. One show changed my life. I came in and met a woman who asked about the creator of the necklace I was wearing. I replied that it was me. She said she was looking for a wire weaving artist for a collaboration, and long story short, the woman I met that day was Mary Ann Helmond and my journey began. That first joint piece ended up in a magazine and went on to win an award at Fire Mountain Gems wire competition. Within a month, we were doing shows together. 
My loving spouse came up with the logo. The business is named after him and myself. Without him, I'm not sure if or when my business would have started.
     I truly hope you will come on this journey with me. Please don't hesitate to contact me about any question, big or small.
Always remember to be "InDividual by Design"
 
The jewelry business is a tough business to get your foot into. Everyone today has the ability to surf the web and find anything, anywhere in the world....so to have a chance at catching your attention, I have to be just a little bit more unique then other designers. It makes me strive a little bit harder, work a little bit longer and stretch my mind a little bit further. I only put out my BEST work. I have a lot of pieces that nobody sees, its either put aside for scrap or to be reevaluated another day.  Only my best pieces see the light of day.
  • a new line with  MA Beads  by Mary Ann Helmond from Kitchener, Ontario
  • a brand new line with  esc-art-ment  by Julie Johnson from Hamilton, Ontario
  • a brand new line with  Wood U Wear  from London, Ontario
  Top Notch Customer Service 
  › jewelry pieces for every price point
    › quick shipping
      › help to match your style to my work
  › one of a kind designs
    › custom and collaborative pieces

 FAQ on Purchases 

 FAQ on

Wire Woven Jewelry 

Do you provide International delivery?
 
Yes we do. It's an upgraded price. Look for it on the payment page. All Items are shipped regular Post.
How do I return an item?
 
If you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase you can return your item for exchange or store credit  (minus shipping charges)Tutorials, kits, wire, gemstones & tolls are final sale.
What is your returns policy?
 
Exchange or store credit only  All custom work is Final sale. 
How do I track my order?
 
If you've paid for upgraded trackable shipping, you'll be contacted, by email,  with a tracking number.
Do you use machines or have other people make your pieces?
Every piece is handmade by Debbie Benninger. No piece is ever finished or touched by any other person. Every stitch you see is done by hand. Every piece is One Of a Kind.
 
How do i care for my fine silver jewelry?
 
All our  jewelry can be cleaned in a sonic cleaner, liquid jewelry cleaner or jewelry cleaning cloth.
 
How do i care for my copper Jewelry?
 
run under cold water, scrub with a brush or fine steel wool with some dish detergent. Its 100% raw copper so you won't hurt it. You can also use a polishing cloth or jewelry cleaner.

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