Live & Love


Growing up on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, I have always had a huge love of the ocean for not only the spiritual comfort but the amazing collage of colors & sea creatures it offers. My husband and I travel to the Hawaiian Islands every year where we experience the magic of snorkeling with tropical fish, swimming with dolphins, watching whales play and witnessing the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen.  All of this influences my jewelry designs and colors that I use to celebrate nature at its’ best.

About 5 years ago, I started taking jewelry making lessons and fell completely in love with the endless creativity of the shapes and colors of gemstones, rocks, pearls & metals. This opened me up to a creative outlet I never knew I possessed as I have always been more of a business woman coming from the Insurance & Financial field.  I became so immersed with jewelry design that I spent most of my free time soaking up knowledge of this wonderful modality. Making Jewelry gives me back a sense of joy & peace that is so wonderful that I just keep making more and more so my treasure chest is overflowing!

“Aleita’s Jewelry is unique, custom and elegant. I bought a pair of earrings that I truly love and have seen a lot of her collection and it’s hard to choose between all of the
beautiful pieces.”



As the busy Senior Financial Advisor of Laird Financial Services Group Inc. in Victoria, BC, I really needed something creative & fun to do.  I took my first “How to Make a Gemstone Necklace & Earring Set” five years ago and I was hooked!  I felt like a kid in a candy store or that I opened a door to the wonders of a whole new way of being with a rainbow of colors & shapes to choose from.  At first, I shopped at my local gemstone stores in Victoria, BC and purchased books online about jewelry design and gemstones then as I became more knowledgeable, started investigating reputable online sources for purchasing my materials.  There is so much to learn from the tiniest piece of a finding like a 3mm crimp cover to a large pendant of Canadian Laboradite that I feel like I am learning a new language!

As I continue to take more jewelry making courses, I realize that I have barely scratched the surface of this wonderful modality.  There is so much to learn and courses I would like to take such as metal clay, lapidary, silver smithing to mention a few, so I am excited!

I don’t have a shop set up in my home, however, I have a wonderful reading library where I have set up my stash of jewelry supplies, storage containers, books & tools where my dog, Boomer & I sit comfortably on my leather couch, making jewelry & watching a good movie.

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