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Heather on 24 Aug, 20205 out of 5 stars
Another gorgeous necklace - I love the pink and green! Like the first, it is neatly-made (no visible space between the fabric and the jewelry housing, and no folding of the fabric), and has a comfortable weight to it. It is made from an embroidered vintage fabric that might otherwise have no use, and it arrived beautifully-packaged.
Heather on 24 Aug, 20205 out of 5 stars
This is my second purchase from Rebecca - I love her work! These necklaces are beautiful - they are neatly made (no visible space between the fabric and the jewelry housing, and no folding of the fabric), and have a comfortable weight to them. I really like that they are made with these lovely embroidered vintage fabrics that might otherwise have no use. They arrived quickly, and were beautifully-packaged.
Michael on 06 Jan, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful. My daughter loves it.
Emmeline86 on 05 Oct, 20185 out of 5 stars
Absolutely adorable little wallet! I bought two .. one for me and one for my mum! We are both huge thrifters ourselves so we can really appreciate the uniqueness and special quality of these little gems 😊 highly recommend!
Heather on 23 Aug, 20185 out of 5 stars
I'm so thrilled with this little clutch purse! It was obviously made with great care and attention to detail: the fabrics are wonderfully complementary, and the stitching is perfect. And I really love that it was made from upcycled fabric! Rebecca is obviously very talented. The purse arrived quickly, in exceptionally lovely packaging, and Rebecca even included a fun clip made with vintage linen! I highly recommend anything from 3rdlife.
Brittany on 10 May, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love this bag! So many pockets and I really love that everything was re-purposed. It feels well made and sturdy.
Erin on 08 Apr, 20185 out of 5 stars
This piece is gorgeous! Well made, shipped quickly. Loved that I could select the length of chain.
BinaryForest on 06 Mar, 20185 out of 5 stars
Great gift for a friend! She loved it!! Thanks
Liz on 28 May, 20145 out of 5 stars
really cute bag, so glad that I ordered it! (:
3rd Life designs :: textile revival
Armed with a trusty old Singer, a passion for repurposing and a perpetual love for the zigzag stitch, I opened for business in 2008. With a focus on function and sustainability, All my designs hatch from carefully selected vintage and reclaimed fabrics. Thanks to the nature of salvaged fabrics every 3rd Life purse is one of a kind and will never be duplicated. Other items are produced in limited edition as materials allow.
Sewing fulfills my need to be creative and provides a perfect excuse for my addiction to collecting vintage textiles. I am always hunting for interesting fabrics I can use in my designs, finding worthy materials is half the fun! My favorite fabrics to work with are tweed and leather jackets, wool remnants, plaid shirts and lace. I’ve also been known to lust after your Grandma’s table cloth, linens and curtains.
I lovingly and carefully handcraft every 3rd Life item in my little home studio in Carleton Place, Ontario. I am naturally meticulous, a trait which was heightened by my experience working as a custom framer for 10 years; there aren't many things that make me happier than cutting in a straight line. To insure the best quality in my work, notions such as zippers and snaps are new. Interfacing is used to add structure and stability to purses, and stress points are double stitched for extra durability. Don't even get me started on how many knots I use to sew on a button.
Shapes and elements found in nature have a big influence on my work, but I am also inspired by ordinary objects. I admire everything from woodland, foliage and feathers, to teacups, toasters and tents. I always take cues from the fabrics, often the size and shape of the materials I work with dictate the final product, allowing me to create something unique and useful. It brings me so much joy to give new life to the warmth of a tweed jacket, to focus on the character of worn leather, or to celebrate the delicate nature and charm of vintage lace and doilies <3
Owner, Designer, Maker
A mom, a late night sewer, a collector & a sometimes sleeper. I'm fascinated by human nature, terrified of telephones & I put ingredients on pizza one piece at a time. I'd like to cut the world apart & stitch it back together my way.
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