Find of the Month: Hen Jewelry + Bear Hardware

February and Valentine’s Day are pretty much synonymous when it comes to gift-giving. And with Valentine’s Day comes some pretty classic gift ideas, like flowers, candy, and jewelry. My aim with my coverage this year is to showcase a few alternatives. I’ve already touched on flowers, and today I’d like to hit on jewelry with a very covetable, very Canadian brand.


Hen + Bear is the brainchild of Genevieve, a talented London, Ontario-based designer with a bachelor of design from Ryerson. Gen started Hen Jewelry (HEN for short) back in 2011, while her accompanying men’s line, Bear Hardware, debuted in 2015. Both brands have gained a fierce and loyal audience across Canada and beyond. Today, I’m highlighting a few of my favourite boho-inspired jewelry finds for him and her this Valentine’s Day (or whatever occasion you’re celebrating, truly).


Moonstone Stack – Dark – $59
The bestselling product for HEN has to be their stacking stretchy bracelets. Coming in a colourful yet neutral array of beads and stones, these pretty bracelets look perfect on their own or when mixed and matched. I’m obsessed with moonstones so naturally this look caught my eye – but browse the entire line here.
Bear Slither Bracelet.PNGSlither Bracelet – $69
I really dig the unique materials Genevieve uses when crafting her pieces – especially on the guy’s side of thing. Many guy jewelry brands will stop at leather, but this brass snake-inspired bracelet is plenty masculine and cool. So cool in fact, you might find yourself slipping it onto your own wrist after gifting it to him. Oops! But really, there are a ton of cool motifs to choose from, from manly antlers to raw anchors to hunks of stones. Swoon alert!
Ce Soir Necklace – $109
I love the instant cool girl vibes you get from so many of Genevieve’s pieces, like this raw vintage brass necklace. It’s part choker – 100% on trend right now – and part disco fabulous chain necklace, perfect for edging out that LBD or glamming up your streetwear alike.
Tierra Stack Bear.PNG
Tierra Stack – $79
If you spot something you like on the Bear Hardware (or Hen) site, I have good news and bad news. The excellent news is that most items are available in multiple sizes for maximum comfort – this cool jasper / lava / hematite stacking set you see above has five different sizes for example. The bad news? Most items are made in very limited quantities and can sell out quickly. Nab what you love while you can or risk heartache this V-day!
Pearl Love Crystal Necklace – $59
I couldn’t round out a semi-Valentine’s Day inspired post without touching on a love-oriented gift idea! This striking brass chain has a rose tint and features a piece of rosy pearl-plated quartz. If you know anything about crystals, rose quartz is directly related to your love prospects, making this a truly perfect Valentine’s Day pick.
I am quite excited to announce that Hen + Bear has graciously offered to give away a jewelry prize to one of my lucky readers. If you’d like to win a piece or two of Hen + Bear jewelry, here’s how to enter!

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by February 28, 2017 with a link back to your favourite item and on the Hen + Bear website (from either side of the site its fine!)

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around March 1, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Hen Jewelry on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of your favourite piece from their website onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag Hen + Bear in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Same as above – only follow Bear Hardware instead!

203 Responses to “Find of the Month: Hen Jewelry + Bear Hardware”
  1. CLC says:

    The beautiful brass chain of this necklace is what first caught my eye. I love it.


  2. SandyS says:

    I adore the Pearl Love Crystal Necklace. But the best part, it’s Canadian made!!!

  3. Janice Lewis says:

    Tough to pick from all that beautiful jewelry, but I really like this one

  4. corkrose says:

    I just went in and ordered a bunch! You are too good a salesperson..Your order is confirmed
    We’ve accepted your order, and we’re getting it ready. A confirmation email has been sent to Come back to this page for updates on your order status.

  5. Sherry K says:

    I like the Brooklyn Bracelet, but there are so many great things.

  6. Dominic cloutier says:

    I love all of those things! But especially the slither bracelet and the pearl love necklace. I hope you’ll hook me up since that’s the only love I’m likely to get this vday

  7. laurel k. says:

    thank you so much very nice,,,

  8. veronica says:

    thanks for the opportunity … loving these –

  9. Audrey says:

    Beautiful stuff!

  10. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:
    In love with Gossip Necklace…smoky quartz….very grounding

  11. Karen Williams says:

    I love the Empire Necklace. It’s so unique and beautiful. It speaks to me for some reason.

  12. Karen Williams says:

    My instagram for bonus entry

  13. KellyPC says:

    This one is my fav but the Pearl Love Crystal Necklace is gorgeous too!

  14. Mary Warner says:

    The Tierra Stack is my fave.

  15. louise says:

    I really like these earrings
    Im a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide

  16. lisa penney says:

    love love love this bracelet! it would really complete an outfit for me ❤

  17. chewyandlola says:

    I love this collection and it’s canadian!

  18. Deanna Barkley says:

    My favourite is the necklace called Thunder necklace. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  19. Theresa Jones says:

    Moonstone Stack – Dark for me please

  20. Myra Claringbold says:

    The Pearl Love-Crystal Necklace is very interesting…a nice long drop.

  21. aketch says:

    The Bronx necklace is very nice The matching earrings would be fabulous too!

  22. silverneon2000 says:

    subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide.

    I like the Moonstone Stack- Dark


  23. Julia Herperger says:

    I’m already a subscriber. 🙂 My favourite is Thank you for the chance!

  24. kevin snyder says:

    the slither braclet

  25. yvonne says:

    I like the waterfall bracelet.

  26. I think I need only tell you that all of your pieces are incredible. One proud Canadian woman to another Kudos to you on your beautiful, wearable art

  27. DARYL MOAD says:

    Dazzling to behold!

  28. Terrie Tooms says:

    Pretty hard to pick just one item but this necklace is very classy and unique!

  29. alexa says:

    love the tierra stack

  30. Renee a Lacasse says:

    I like it all

  31. jeannine glen says:

    love it all

  32. maltichaitan says:

    wow…all gorgeous but I’m feeling the pearl love crystal one…so pretty…..

  33. Um, how are we supposed to pick just ONE favourite? All of these styles are so me… The Gossip necklace is definitely me, lol!

  34. Lorna says:

    necklaces are my “bag”

  35. Celia Triemstra says:

    I really like this!!

    It can dress up an outfit without being too flashy 🙂

  36. thomas rusinak says:

    I like the black match necklace

  37. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    OHHH I am obsessed with this jewelry. Totally hippie vibes.
    Am loving the Antler Necklace – so Canadian!!

  38. misselles80 says:

    Love the colourful Fish Bracelet in the Fireworks line so much:

  39. Dawn gordon says:

    I am a subscriber and I love the alleyway necklace because I love tassels

  40. PAT says:

    Hard to pick one thing, all are special

  41. tennille fraser says:

    I love several of the necklaces but this one is simple and beautiful

  42. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite item on the Hen + Bear website if their Artillery Necklace

  43. Alison K says:

    Bonus @henbygen Entry: Followed Hen Jewelry on Instagram and regrammed

  44. Alison K says:

    Bonus @bearhardware Entry: Followed Bear Hardware on Instagram and regrammed

  45. Cindy Martin says:

    Love these bracelets… and love to support local artists. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  46. Elaine Rosser says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber already. I love the look of the White Frosted Bracelet.

  47. Shelley Nelson says:

    I really like the King bracelet. It would go with so many things and is an interesting mixure of textures. very nice.

  48. Elizabeth Finley says:

    I absolutely love the stacked bracelets!

  49. L. Marie says:

    The Ce Soir Necklace is gorgeous, though all the pieces are unique in their own special way.


  51. Linda says:

    These crystal stretch bracelets are unique and divine 🙂

  52. Kim Pike says:

    The Tierra stack is my favorite. Hen and Bear Jewellery is my choice for gift giving!!

  53. Barbara Leckie says:

    I love this crystal necklace So many beautiful items, very reasonably priced on this website.

  54. yvonne says:

    I love the Artifacts necklace! talk about ‘statement’ piece!

  55. darlene boyle says:

    slither bracelet

  56. Amy Scott says:

    I like the stacked bracelts. Very pretty. I am a subscriber

  57. Wanda Bee says:

    I am a subscriber. My faourite item is Fire Bracelets – Frosted Glass –

  58. Aimee says:

    i like the black match necklace! Beautiful! I am a subscriber

  59. Elaine Beierbach says:

    I would love the trio of bracelets.

  60. LittletoD says:

    Awesome designs! Check as well …thanks :*

  61. william fraser says:

    beautiful jewelry!!!

  62. Ei-Leen says:

    Followed on IG & regrammed –

  63. Ei-Leen says:

    Followed Bear Hardware on IG & regrammed –

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