The Shantideva


The Shantideva

You won't believe it's not metal.™

Handmade by newcomers in Toronto who earn a Living Wage, all our creations have the gravitas of gold, but are light as a feather. Artist Kim Smiley's canvas is lace.

The Shantideva looks classic alone or fashion forward when stacked. Pair it with our new Amulet Collection for an extra punch of protection. 

Lace measures 1" high. Clasp is magnetic, sterling silver or 14K gold plated. 

Customize the Shantideva with Swarovski, Gems or Vintage Objects. Send us a message and we will dream up a custom wearable work of art with you.

Beauty For The Public Good

Kim Smiley empowers Canadian newcomers who earn a living wage of $18 per hour to bring her designs to fruition. We give a portion of all sales to charity. 

The Poetry

“All the suffering there is in this world arises from wishing our self to be happy.

All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.”


Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and generating the qualities of empathy,  love, compassion, generosity and patience.

This text has been required reading for centuries, first in India, and later in Tibet.

A meditation in poetry, The Way of the Bodhisattva is a how to guide on becoming the highest personification of empathy in Buddhism: The Bodhisattva.

The Bodhisattva steps back from the threshold of enlightenment   to ensure the liberation of all sentient beings struggling on the earth. 


Collections: Amulets

Category: Amulet, Handmade, Lace, Light, Made in Canada, One-of-a-Kind, Original

Type: Bracelet

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