Hey! I’m Lauren, the owner, creator and only one here at Hard Feelings Designs. Every piece is lovingly hand crafted and designed at my home studio in Winnipeg. My designs are inspired by the boldness of 70s statement jewellery with a modern and edgy twist.
I began working with jewellery in 2015. I took a vocational high school course at the age of 19 in my city, but was not ready to start any kind of career. I actually ended up leaving school early, and aside from doing 1 or 2 little sales, stopped doing jewellery.
I decided to finally leave my unhealthy substance fuelled lifestyle at 22, and found myself coming up for fresh air for the first time in a while. With that came a lot of hard feelings. Things that were hard to understand, and things that were hard to overcome. With a push from my loved ones I decided after my long break, to literally pick up the hammer again, and Hard Feelings Designs was created. Being in the studio has given me an outlet to use these feelings, which has truly helped me in so many ways.
I am lucky to have the support around me that I do, but not every person has the same story. That is why I want Hard Feelings Designs to be an active member of our community, not just a jewellery line. I want to help to be the support that others need. I will be working to create “In Support Of” pieces, where proceeds will go to helping local resources for anxiety, addiction, mood-based disorders, and many other areas where the communities help is needed. Please join our mailing list to be notified further about this project, and when the pieces are available.
"Made with feeling, to wear in any way you feel"