Lydi of the Valley

Lydi of the Valley Jewellery is a single studio operation situated in the heart of East Vancouver’s thriving artist studio district. As both a designer and contemporary metalsmith, Lydia Buxton cultivates handcrafted pieces informed by her love of texture and natural materials.

A graduate of NSCAD University (Halifax, NS), she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. Shortly after graduating her student work won the 10th National Jewellery Student Competition at L.A. Pai Gallery in Ottawa. Today, she continues to show her personal work both locally and internationally through various contemporary jewellery galleries and exhibitions.


Many of the Lydi of the Valley collections start with a memory or recollection, a nod to a specific moment of inspiration. Each piece of jewellery offers natural elements and textures creating softly structured designs that feature a mix of silky freshwater pearls and sterling silver. These intentionally tactile pieces are meant to be worn simply; bringing a subtle luxury and interest to any look.

Custom Work

There is a special intention in the gift of a custom piece, an opportunity to create a tangible representation of expression. Buxton’s love of texture and form plays a significant role in the creation of each design. Throughout the development process Lydia will guide you through the materials and methods that bring each piece to life, the end result is a unique wearable object that brings together both your budget and ideas.

Depending on the design and materials required, the process may take between four to six weeks. If you’d like to inquire further, please fill in the form on the custom pieces page.