Welcome to the Arcana Dea Design Blog!
Arcana Dea Design is a one-woman, hand-crafted jewelry and gift item business, run by me, Nathalie Thompson. I work out of my Ottawa studio to create unique designs with sterling silver, gemstones, glass and crystal; if it’s shiny and sparkly, I pretty much automatically love to work with it!
If you have any ideas for topics you’d like to see covered in this blog, feel free to contact me and let me know!
What, exactly, does “Arcana Dea” mean?
A note about the Hope Collection…
Arcana Dea Design donates partial proceeds from the sale of all items to charities supporting mental health awareness and colon cancer awareness. I do this for my father, who is currently fighting stage 4 metastatic colon cancer, and also in honour of someone close to me, whom we lost to suicide in 2011.
When I started Hope Collection line, I was originally donating partial proceeds from the sale of items within that particular line (and only that line). In February 2012, I made some major changes to this initiative and am now donating partial proceeds from the sale of any and all items to these charities. For more information, please visit the About the Hope Collection page in my online jewelry store.
Together, we can help. Together, we can be the light, be the change, and be the difference…
A note about affiliate links/advertising
Please note that some of the advertisements on this blog site are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something from the advertisers through those affiliate links, I get paid a commission. There is no extra cost to you in purchasing through these affiliate links, and any commission fees I make help me to cover web site costs. I never share any of your information (for example, my customer list or newsletter mailing list) with my affiliate advertisers, but please be aware that, should you choose to purchase from any of my affiliate advertisers, they each have their own privacy policies, and I do encourage you to be aware of the policies of any and all web sites that you visit.
I would also like to mention that I never allow advertising for, nor do I ever promote through affiliate means, any product or service that I do not personally use and believe would be of value to my readers and customers. If you’re seeing it advertised here, it’s because I actually use it and like it and think you might, too!
And here’s the section for legal affiliate stuff that I have to post:
“Arcana Dea Design is a participant in the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca.”