here is a little more about what mzayyanin is, and how it started! 

During the pandemic, I got really into candle making! I started making taper candles, twisted candles, and cloud candles! It was really fun, but I didn't feel like candle-making was the hobby for me! So, I ordered myself a couple blocks of clay, and made myself a pair of marble star earrings. I had no idea you could buy cutters to make different shapes, i had no tools whatsoever actually! But I was hooked. 

I was so fascinated by the idea of being able to create absolutely any shape or style with clay. I started to practice every day, and I slowly built my collection of tools! 

It took me quite a while to find the right name for my small biz. I knew I wanted to incorporate my Lebanese culture into it, but I needed to find a word that could be pronounced by everybody (since there are a few arabic sounds that not everybody can pronounce!). 

I have always loved my mother's name: Zeina. It's a variation of the word زينة which means decoration! And that's where Mzayyanin came from. 

Now to give some context about the person behind all of this: me!! A typical Aquarius who is very much into anything and everything ART! I moved to Montreal from Lebanon in summer 2018 alone, and I have moved quite a lot since I came to Canada! I briefly lived in Ottawa, but now I am back in MTL. 

I am the manufacturer, product designer, website developer, customer service advisor, packaging designer - and pretty much everything else for Mzayyanin! I recently quit my day-job to give Mzayyanin my full attention. I'll keep you updated on how it all goes! 

I really appreciate all the support each and every one of you have shown me! Whether you repost my photos, enter in my giveaways, purchase anything from me, like and comment on my pictures. It means the world to me. Thank you for allowing me to create jewelry for you!  <3 

with love,

jo xoxo ✿