Thursday, 18 April 2013

Edinburgh Etsy: Silk Purse, Sow's Ear

I first came across Silk Purse, Sow's Ear jewellery at Godiva Boutique in the Old Town.  A wooden board was dedicated to their earrings and brooches and I fell in love with their vintage style and in particular, some bright jade coloured art deco earrings which I'm pleased to say pretty much go with everything.  Soon after, they were featured on an Etsy newsletter email and I discovered a whole raft of other prettiness through their Etsy shop.  The style is a mix of art deco and modernist design: think tarnished gold, geometric shapes, pearls, bright colours and woodland creatures.  Genuine antique materials are used to make vintage style jewelery which means gorgeous burnished brass, cabochons turned into earrings and one-off brooches made from found items.  All items are handmade in Edinburgh and very reasonably priced considering many are one-off unique pieces and are absolutely beautiful.  

There's a huge selection of Silk Purse, Sow's Ear jewellery on Etsy and also on their website.  They're also sold at Concrete Wardrobe (Broughton Street), Life Is Good (Morningside Road) and ReMade (Musselburgh), as well as Godiva.  Here are some of my favourites from Etsy:



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