Designed by Pat Mackin, a geologist turned jeweller, Echo Designs Jewellery (in Scotia Square near the fountain, 488-8458, open 9:30am-5:30pm, Thursday and Friday) creates affordable, artsy, handcrafted fashion jewellery for women. You'll find signature designs with a distinctive Nova Scotia feel. Echo offers gems and local natural stones, Swarovski crystal, glass, wood, shell, ceramic, acrylic, clay and resin beads combined with nickel-free wire and metals or sterling silver. And there are lots of beads on hand so you can even design your own right at the kiosk. You'll also find Echo Designs at craft fairs and Nova Scotia farmers markets, or online at echodesigns.ca.