We are sad to report that Gingerly boutique has since closed its doors. Gingerly Designs are still available online.
Our Fraser Valley is chock-a-block full of talented, creative individuals. We’re happy to introduce you to another one of them this week! Megan Wray is owner of the adorable Gingerly shop and the talented designer behind Gingerly Designs. You may have met Megan on our blog a couple of months back when we were live blogging at the Uptown CCMA Gift Lounge. Tons of celebs (Martina McBride, George Canyon, Jillian Harris, Jason Priestly and many others!!) visited Megan’s booth and each took home some special pieces from Gingerly Designs!
Megan has been designing jewelry since a very young age. Always the entrepreneur, Megan used to go door-to-door in her neighbourhood selling earrings she had made. Five years ago, working as a buyer for a large pharmacy chain store, Megan was considering attending school to study communications. Instead, she took her skills learned as a buyer and followed her heart making jewelry as Gingerly Designs. Two years later this became her full time job, and in March 2008 Gingerly opened its doors!
We asked Megan what, in her opinion, makes Gingerly Designs unique? She believes the simplicity of the designs are what work. We couldn’t agree more – Gingerly Designs pieces are simple, fun, not overcomplicated or busy. They are colourful and unique, and really go with everything. Pictured above are a few pieces from the Fall 2009 collection. We absolutely love the dark purples and vibrant greens of the season – gorgeous!!
Megan whole heartedly believes in supporting other artists as well, which we just love to see. At Gingerly you’ll find great pieces from locals like Brooklyn Designs, Flight Path Designs, Olive, Inner Gypsy Designs, Open Sundaes and Filou Designs.
Gingerly has just been renovated, thanks to a grant from the Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association. The exterior is now a gorgeous robin’s egg blue, so it will be easy for you to find when you go to visit! Megan has brought in a number of great unique pieces – this is certainly a great place to check out for stocking stuffers and something unexpected for those on your list this year. And it’s not just jewelry at Gingerly – you’ll also find handbags & wallets, bath & body products, books and a fun selection of gift items. If you’re unable to visit this fabulous shop, there is good news. Gingerly Designs offers online shopping for select pieces. Shopping local from your own home, gotta love it
Keep doing what you’re doing, Megan. Your designs are gorgeous, your shop is adorable and you are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your story with us.
11869 227th Street, Maple Ridge