Christi York, Designer of BuenoStyle and OAK jewelry
Collector, curator, gleaner, designer and assembler. All these things can be used describing Vancouver-based artist Christi York. Drawn to the vintage, the antique and the overlooked, she creates re-imagined jewelry pieces designed to adorn, embellish and festoon. Past experience in graphic design, floral design, photography, fabric arts, plus an interest in collage based art have all contributed to her creative process.
Committed to the slow fashion movement - She has always used recycled, vintage and eco-concious materials wherever possible, right down to the packaging of recycled tissue paper and kraft boxes or reusable gift bags.
With travels to vintage bead warehouses in New York, flea markets across the USA, and Europe, she is constantly on the look out for treasures to re-create and share with both her Vancouver and global collectors.
Vintage beads and findings offer an allure that just can’t be found in any modern bead store. Launched in January 2007, the BuenoStyle line uses mostly vintage discontinued glass and brass filigrees beads & lockets from the 1920’s to the 80’s. You could say the BuenoStyle features limited edition, “one-of-a-few” pieces.
The OAK line of jewelry, launched Fall 2008, is quite simply One-of-A-Kind. Each OAK piece is unique unto itself and will never be repeated. Whether it's a necklace, pair of earrings or bracelet, each piece is built upon intriguing found objects salvaged from her travels to form an exclusive piece of jewelry. Each piece from the OAK line always makes a statement.