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Hi! I'm Teenuja, and this is a blog of things I like; a space where I share my cooking adventures, vegan recipes, crafts and cruelty-free jewellery making. Read more below...
Otherwise, I am a User Experience Designer...

If you like what you see here, leave me a ♥ dodo love ♥ in the post comments box. For any questions or just want to say hello, you can email me, veganlovlie at gmail dot com.

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In April 2007, while I was in the UK, I turned vegan. And it has been the most important change in my life. I lived in my home country, Mauritius, for almost a year after that. At that time, Mauritius was not a particularly vegan friendly place (it is becoming a lot more vegan-friendly these days). With most vegan products being non available, I had to do with what I had on hand there and I saw myself starting to drift away from eating healthy!

This is when I started this blog. Veganlovlie was born, my greatest motivation that boosted my creativity in making healthy yummy vegan meals. I am now currently in living in Montréal, Quebec (Canada) with my also vegan boyfriend, aka BoyfriendLovlie (as referred to on this blog). :)

I would however like to say this, there is no judgement here. Your dietary preference is your own and has to come from within. There is no right and wrong.

In this space I am sharing my recipes, food talks, jewellery making, crafts, and much more.

You can follow me as Veganlovlie on Twitter or like my Facebook page:

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Check out my pins too on Pinterest.

Any questions/comments or just to say hello, you can email me.



Bijouxlovlie (Cruelty-Free Handmade Jewellery)

“I embrace the concept that imperfection is seen as the highest form of beauty, wabi-sabi as is known in Japanese.” Bijouxlovlie

The idea of making jewellery started from a recent interest in making my own jewellery just for the fun and also because sometimes I wanted to have something that would match that dress perfectly and be cruelty-free! So, I started playing with polymer clay and have been really hooked on it since.

I am a 30-something vegan who started writing this recipe blog, Veganlovlie. After being vegan since 2007, my interest in using ethical and cruelty-free products as much as possible has only but grown. Veganism for me started with making changes to my diet first, then to clothing, accessories, shoes and products. It is not always easy to find vegan products everywhere and most of the times labels don’t tell much.

While making my own jewellery, I have greatly been encouraged by my boyfriend to make some for sale. After much thought I have considered the idea for these reasons:

By making these cruelty-free jewellery I hope to provide not only a nice piece of jewellery for you to wear or offer as a gift but also to make a difference in the world as an individual.

I believe that if we expect people at the top, who have the power, to make changes to help make the world a better place, then every individual like you and me need to play a part as well.

Mass-production very often happens in very bad circumstances and abuse. Buying handmade from indie designers is one small way that you can help make the world a better place by supporting people who work for themselves on a small scale and the community that comes with indie design in particular.

Imperfection
I aim to produce pieces that are creative, unique and look handmade with love, compared to commercial or mass-produced jewellery; something I hope wearers will treasure. While I put every care in producing a quality standard, I embrace the concept that imperfection is seen as the highest form of beauty, wabi-sabi as is known in Japanese. Just like in nature, imperfection can be seen in the shapes of leaves, flowers and everything, yet it is of stunning beauty. This also highlights the handmade aspect of each creation.

Materials
I aim to make a difference in the world by using cruelty-free materials to the best of my knowledge in all my handmade jewellery and accessories.
The main material I use is polymer clay – FIMO and Sculpey brands. Both companies assure that their products do not contain any animal  products/by-products.
Other materials I use also include natural materials like wood, natural animal-free fabric, cotton, faux suede. I also sometimes recycle things like pot pourri into jewellery pieces; they not only look lovely and natural but also give off a nice fragrance from the little scent they have left!

Where
I make my jewellery pieces at home in Montréal, where I currently live. I was born and raised in Mauritius but have been travelling and living in different countries (Australia, England, Scotland and Ireland) since I was 19 years old.

Inspiration
My inspiration come mostly from the sunny island I was born on – Mauritius. I also like nature and the woods. Most of my daydreaming happens there – an escape in the woods with the fairies, collecting dew drops and dancing over the flowers.
I hope you enjoy my creations. I also take custom orders. If you have a theme, something specific you want to give as a gift or want a piece of jewellery/accessory to match a dress, drop me a line.

Bijouxlovlie shop on Etsy. **My shop is currently closed but I still do make jewellery for myself and friends or on special request.**

Etsy

If you would like to follow me only as Bijouxlovlie, here are the links:

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For jewellery related things or just to say hello, email me here.

Now then, enjoy!

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