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"Nothing says I love you like a piece of handcrafted jewellery designed specifically for you"
Nothing says I love you like a piece of handcrafted jewellery designed specifically for you; a work of art that cannot be replicated or mass-produced. Nothing says I love you like an original Michael Smiley design. Michael Smiley has been designing and creating exquisite pieces of jewellery in the downtown Barrie area for over 25 years, building a strong and lasting reputation. Whether it is an awe-inspiring wedding ring capturing the essence of love and devotion, or a timeless pendant with an unrelenting attention to detail in each and every element, Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery can custom craft it for you.
Becoming a customer of Michael Smiley’s involves so much more than just simply walking in and picking out a piece you like. His goal is to create something that speaks to you as well as something that captures your personality. This is why before any of the actual designing begins, Michael sits down with his clients to get to know them on a personal level. The studio itself has an open, modern and eccentric look about it. The décor, although simple, grabs attention. It isn’t too busy or distracting and provides the perfect backdrop for unique silver jewellery by exclusive designers alongside his one of a kind creations. Behind a windowed wall is a quaint workshop where all the creative inspiration come to life; filled with the many tools of the trade required to create such unique works of art.
"Becoming a customer of Michael Smiley’s involves so much more than just simply walking in and picking out a piece you like. His goal is to create something that speaks to you as well as something that captures your personality."
Michael is an indisputable artist; creating hand-crafted jewellery for his loyal clientele and adorning the walls in the showroom with his own artwork and hand carved sculptures for all to appreciate. How does someone with so much innate artistic ability choose the right path to go down? For Michael it was simple, he always wanted to create things out of something else. As a boy, he spent his time whittling sticks and carving unique figures out of Manitoulin Island soapstone. Like so many enterprising craftsmen, he began his business working out of his own home. His love for what he does is not only expressed in his work but is also reinforced by the fact that after 25 years he is still not comfortable with anyone but himself doing work for his clients.
Many of Michael’s customers are generations of families, where he is now designing signature pieces for grandchildren of some of his dearest clients. He gets to see people and families grow – becoming a part of all the special moments in their lives, a reward all on its own, and an honoured accomplishment in Michael’s eyes. This connection, this familial referral, comes not only from his one of a kind work but his magnanimous disposition as well. Michael is a highly personable and confident individual, whose wit and charm instantly makes you feel as though you have known him for years. Look at an offering from Michael Smiley’s as an experience or a milestone captured in a ring, a necklace, earrings or a beautiful bracelet. At Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery you will see how the best materials, creative design and quality craftsmanship come together in the form of remarkable works of art. Don’t settle for something you like when you can have something you love, created especially for you.