A boho bib necklace created from salvaged vintage embroidered Indian textiles (these are salvaged from beautiful ornate garments that I scour the internet and markets for) embellished with wooden and silver metal beads, turkoman shields. The chord is leather, salvaged from a vintage belt with a punched hole to accommodate the handmade copper hook which links to a loop formed by folding the leather back on itself and wrapping with oxidized copper wire.
Adorning the middle of the bib is a scrap from the remainder of the fabric which shows how colourful the original garment would have been. The bib is backed with white wool fabric to give it a little more thickness and dimension
The necklace is around 17 1/2 inches (45cm) end to end. All handsewn, purposefully rustic.
My work is purposefully rustic reflecting my love for this aesthetic. I use salvaged and found objects and materials whenever possible - giving discarded and broken things a new and beautiful life is an important part of my philosophy. My stitches, solder joins, hammer or tool marks are often visible on the finished piece. For me, these are wonderful because they reflect the processes and techniques used in creation and are signposts to the journey a piece has taken with me.
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Yes, I am continuing to ship internationally (from here in Australia). However, most countries are experiencing delays to shipping as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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All my items are securely packaged and wrapped in new and clean recycled packaging.
I try to keep my environmental footprint as light as possible so I use ephemera (vintage sewing pattern tissue, old unwanted books and Atlases) in my wrapping.
Absolutely. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery (please note: purchasers are responsible for return postage costs but I will issue a refund upon proof of postage, so you don't have to wait).
My work is purposefully raw. I use natural stones, crystals and salvaged materials, as these hold more meaning than shiny new things. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts; stitches, tool marks, natural texture and patina - these tell the story of a pieces' journey with me. I love that one of my customers described my work as 'beautifully broken' because there is great beauty in what some consider to be imperfection.
Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating. When you purchase one of my pieces you are getting something that is unique and which has taken many hours to create.
My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.