SilkPurseSowsEar

Personalized Necklaces and Engraved Lockets

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 26212 Sales

SilkPurseSowsEar

Personalized Necklaces and Engraved Lockets

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 26212 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(4994)

Announcement   Silk Purse, Sow's Ear is a jewelry shop specializing in personalized necklaces, engraved photo lockets, zodiac inspired gifts and colourful earrings using vintage materials. We love using animals including birds, foxes, horses and dogs to create wearable jewelry with a sense of fun. All of our packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable materials. We are based from a small studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

Silk Purse, Sow's Ear is a jewelry shop specializing in personalized necklaces, engraved photo lockets, zodiac inspired gifts and colourful earrings using vintage materials. We love using animals including birds, foxes, horses and dogs to create wearable jewelry with a sense of fun. All of our packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable materials. We are based from a small studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Eilidh Strang

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Eilidh Strang

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5 out of 5 stars
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Mar on Jun 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Un collar chulísimo y muy ponible. Tan bonito como parece. Llegó con gran rapidez y bien empaquetado. Muy recomendable.

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About

Who says you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear?

I set up Silk Purse, Sow's Ear after a holiday to the island of Skye, where driving rain and high winds (a typical Scottish August!) meant that I spent a fair portion of that holiday seeking shelter in cafes and gift shops. I was struck by how underwhelmed I was by the jewellery on offer, and thought there might just be a market for Scottish-made jewellery that is interesting and affordable. And, luckily for me, it turns out there is!

While my styles vary a little as I become inspired and interested in new things, affordability remains a very important principle for Silk Purse, Sow's Ear. As someone who has spent a fair chunk of my life fairly hard up, I want people to be able to afford the things I make. I want them to be worn for everyday life, thrown on with a pair of jeans. The way that an outfit can be put - or thrown - together to include jewellery is interesting to me.

Most recently I have been interested in providing customers with personalized ideas and options for their jewelry, and amongst other techniques I have developed a way of transferring old images and photographs directly and permanently onto the metal of lockets themselves, creating a very beautiful and unusual effect.

I am usually making something new every week or so, and tend to list my new designs on an ongoing basis, rather than in ‘collections’. I feel that working this way keeps things nice and interesting for my customers, and for me.

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  • Eilidh Strang

    Owner, Creator

    Silk Purse, Sow's Ear originated from the idea of remaking old materials into something new, special and personal. Other inspirations come and go, but I always love using animals in my designs, and the playfulness they bring to jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2017
What matters most is that our customers end up with something that they love. If you have any questions, concerns or comments always get in touch and we'll work it out between us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you need to return your item for any reason, I will be happy to issue a refund or exchange (less shipping costs) without question.
Payment
Prompt payment is always appreciated. If for any reason you need to cancel your order, please message me as soon as you can. If the item is still unshipped, I will be happy to refund.
Shipping
I ship twice a week, but will always try to try to accommodate customers who are in a hurry, if possible. My usual posting days are Tuesday and Thursdays, but we do post most days during December.

For customers who need their orders as soon as possible, we offer a Faster Shipping upgrade for all Silk Purse, Sow's Ear designs here:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/100107311/faster-shipping-priority-post-upgrade

Please read the description carefully before purchasing this listing, as we are unable to post every day!

Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions about shipping or delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do my best to answer any questions promptly, so please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions I haven't covered here! Just please do bear in mind that my usual working days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, so it may be a couple of days before I get back to you. For anything urgent, please email eilidh [!at] silkpursesowsear.com rather than message me here on Etsy.