Pop-culture and glitter obsessives, making fun accessories and décor for fun people
We’re a proudly indie design duo bent on creating unique accessories that share our love of pop culture and other weird and wonderful things. We blend together elements of pop indulgence, hands-on crafting and computer technology to create thousands of product options. Our signature accessories feature an image under rounded glass, and new home décor items have expanded our pop-and-glitter aesthetic to the fabulous indoors.
About the name: Barbie’s Basement Jewellery was named in the mid-1990’s as a tribute to Robin’s early crafty explorations and the doll that inspired her. She once created a “store” on the first floor of her homemade dollhouse, and made stuff like tiny donuts, pencil sets and photo albums to fill it. We still like and use the name, but “BBJ” is simpler (and less likely to imply that we make jewellery for toys, as some literal-minded folks think!)
Our rings, cufflinks, buckles and everything else we make are uniquely customizable. This has led to many interesting collaborations with artists, small business (from roller derby teams to swingers' clubs to Christian publishers, no less!), and exclusive collections for the CBC, York University, Pride Toronto and TIFF’s Tim Burton exhibition.BBJ, located in Toronto, creates pop-art pieces without the boring pretense. Customize your own accessories or household items with iconic images to celebrate your faves and express your individuality. Completed with vibrant colors, detailed prints and glittery glasswork, we design and make thoughtful, personalized gifts for yourself, a friend or loved one with distinctive style.