Claire Crowfoot Jewelry Lets Natural Beauty Shine Through

By Athena McKenzie • Photos by Belle White

The accessories from Claire Crowfoot Jewelry are versatile and playful — perfect for dressing up and dressing down.

Claire Crowfoot has always loved stones and rocks. “When I was little, I wanted to be a paleontologist, and I’d go out with my little hammer and collect stones,” says the owner of Claire Crowfoot Jewelry, with a laugh. “I had boxes and boxes of them at home, and then I just started creating things with them. When I was 12, I placed my first pair of earrings in a shop.”

Crowfoot has her own shop now, a Cowichan Bay boutique that carries ethically sourced jewelry, accessories and clothing from around the world, along with her own nature-inspired pieces. 

Claire Crowfoot Jewelry Boutique in Cowichan Bay.

“I really believe in the energies of the gemstones and the sea and the forest,” she says. “When I’m making my jewelry, I try to focus on the gems themselves and let their natural beauty just shine through.”