Heavy Metal Design Inc has the most talented and dedicated staff with whom you could ever ask to work. We do everything possible to ensure your jewellery is all you imagined it would be and nothing leaves the door unless we are entirely satisfied it’s our best effort. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction and we back up our product 100%.  Deadlines are a top priority and we will go the distance to have your job out on time. A happy client is our best form of advertising and there is no greater reward for us than an enthusiastic referral.  

Corrie grew up in northern Manitoba and is proud to say she’s from the Swan River Valley.  Upon arriving in the city, she attended Red River College and attained her Business Administration Diploma.  Her love of all things sparkly led her to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where she completed the Graduate Gemologist (GG) requirements. Shortly after graduation, she opened Carat & Karat Fine Jewellery, a retail custom design studio.   As the business grew, it became clear that the best way to control all aspects of the final product was to become the manufacturer as well. The perfect team was carefully chosen and Heavy Metal Design Inc. was established in the fall of 2006.  Though Corrie wears many hats, her favourite part of the business is interacting with customers - developing business relationships and friendships which she hopes will last for years to come.


With a 6 ½ year background in designing and cutting, Steve is one of the most experienced computerized jewellery designers in Manitoba.  He has completed an advanced training course in Atlanta, GA and is in charge of our 2 state- of- the-art CAD CAM machines.  Never one to run from a challenge, Steve will work directly with you, using computer renderings, to ensure every detail of your piece is exactly as you dreamed.



Our resident goldsmith, Randy, is entering his 22nd year in the jewellery business! He has won several awards for his custom design and finishing skill in the Manitoba Jewellers Association competitions. Over the years, he has trained and mentored, side-by-side some of the best goldsmiths in the industry. His attention to detail is unmatched and each piece he completes is a small work of art. When it comes to hand pavé, Randy is a master to whom few can compare.  His natural talent guarantees a piece you will be proud to wear and pass on to future generations.



Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Johanna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in English. She then spent three years studying for a Diploma of Jewellery Arts at George Brown College in Toronto, where she graduated at the top of her class. Afterwards, she obtained a Master of Arts in English from McGill University in Montreal. Once her formal education was complete, Johanna embarked on a career in the jewellery industry. She has since worked with a number of acclaimed jewellery designers in both Canada and the United States and most recently started her own line of jewellery that can be found at johannabrierley.com