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My name is Sophia and I make jewelry. My mom is probably the biggest inspiration for my creations. She not only taught me the craft, but she also taught me a sense of what looks good. Our house had a number of antique items, slightly delapidated but loved - a heavy black rotary phone, a shiny brocade couch with wooden arms, a foot powered Singer sewing machine that I saw as more of a toy than a tool. When I combine new materials with vintage materials, I remember the character that old things bring to the slick modern world. I don't believe in completely junking history; I think we can often work it into the present in a meaningful and sometimes beautiful way.

I hand make everything at my home and use my materials in a way that reduces waste. I like to think of this as my small contribution to keeping my buyers looking good in good conscience. Since many of my…

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  • Joined November 29, 2006

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Vintage, brass, copper, silver, stones, crystal, glass, flowers, chain

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  • Essiem
    Handmade Vintage Inspired Jewelry

About

My name is Sophia and I make jewelry. My mom is probably the biggest inspiration for my creations. She not only taught me the craft, but she also taught me a sense of what looks good. Our house had a number of antique items, slightly delapidated but loved - a heavy black rotary phone, a shiny brocade couch with wooden arms, a foot powered Singer sewing machine that I saw as more of a toy than a tool. When I combine new materials with vintage materials, I remember the character that old things bring to the slick modern world. I don't believe in completely junking history; I think we can often work it into the present in a meaningful and sometimes beautiful way.

I hand make everything at my home and use my materials in a way that reduces waste. I like to think of this as my small contribution to keeping my buyers looking good in good conscience. Since many of my materials are limited, my pieces are one of a kind or limited edition. Please contact me if you like a piece that has sold. I may be able to make something similar. I'm always open to your questions and concerns, as well!

My pieces have recently been featured on www.scenesofstyle.com!

Blog: www.essiemdesigns.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EssiemDesigns

Please check out my other Etsy shop, where I sell vintage clothing and accessories:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AplusBVintage

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