Our Story

Carrie standing in the middle of her booth display at the Niagara Handmade Market
Carrie has always had a profound interest in art and design.  She completed her Honours BA in Fine Art in 2004 at McMaster University and went on to study Jewellery & Metals and Goldsmithing at Georgian College. It was here where she traded in her interest in creating large visual art installations for the fine skills of jewellery making. 
photo of custom layered 4-gold diamond ring

After working as a Goldsmith for a few years, family life shifted her focus and initiated a hiatus from the jewellery industry.  Motherhood unraveled a passion for natural health and wellness as she cared for her Three children, making her own natural baby products and healing remedies. 

It was in 2016 when Carrie discovered the use of lava rock as a material that could absorb and diffuse essential oils.  Jewellery-makers were combining lava stone beads with gemstones to create stylish, functional bracelets.  What a novel idea!!  As beautiful as they were, Carrie noticed that they were all strung on elastic cord that stretched out and became brittle after some use.  Additionally, essential oils were increasing the rate of deterioration because of their potency.  It would be her mission to fix this problem so that women no longer had to chase their fallen beads on the floor!

Gemstone and lava bead bracelet designed by Three Peas, alongside stems of dried lavender
Starting with a few commissions from friends, Carrie was quickly led back into the jewellery industry.  Along with her design and technical expertise, she also brought with her a deepened interest in the physical and metaphysical properties of gemstones and merged those philosophies with that of essential oil healing. 
hand holding 3 bottles of Doterra essential oils and wearing stack of beaded bracelets with blue background

 As her family dynamic changed, single-parenthood led her through her own path of healing, which fueled her desire to help those on their own journeys as well.  She was driven to create jewellery that was well-made, functional, beautiful, and healing to the mind, body, and soul.  With that, her inspiration and motivation—her “Three Peas” (Grace, Cohen, and Holly), became the company’s namesake: Three Peas Design Co.

Close up of Carrie posing outside on a sunny day, wearing sunglasses, with her 3 kids eating apples and making funny faces.