SilkPurseSowsEar

Silk Purse, Sow's Ear Vintage Jewelry

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 16108 Sales

SilkPurseSowsEar

Silk Purse, Sow's Ear Vintage Jewelry

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 16108 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(3567)

Announcement   Vintage handmade jewelry designed and made in Edinburgh, Scotland by Silk Purse, Sow's Ear. Specialties include opal earrings that look like tiny little planets, modern geometric necklaces, industrial pendants, layering necklaces, personalised star lockets, bird brooches, pearls and neon. Oh, and horses, stags, elephants, rabbits and greyhounds!

Gold is preferred to silver, the more tarnished the better.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 3, 2016

Vintage handmade jewelry designed and made in Edinburgh, Scotland by Silk Purse, Sow's Ear. Specialties include opal earrings that look like tiny little planets, modern geometric necklaces, industrial pendants, layering necklaces, personalised star lockets, bird brooches, pearls and neon. Oh, and horses, stags, elephants, rabbits and greyhounds!

Gold is preferred to silver, the more tarnished the better.

Eilidh Strang

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Eilidh Strang

Hummingbird Locket ... Vintage Bird Pendant
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3567)
mharrisgilbert

mharrisgilbert on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to give it to my sister for the holidays. Thank you!

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson on Dec 2, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Pretty, good size. Wasn't expecting unprinted part of metal to be visible.

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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 Scottish August!) meant that I spent a fair portion of that holiday seeking shelter in 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.

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

    I love the idea of my jewellery being bunged on. The possibilties of how an outfit may be put -or thrown- together interests me. Other inspirations come and go, but I always love colour, and love animals and the playfulness they bring to jewellery.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 28, 2015
My main perogative is that you end up with something you love. If you have any questions, concerns or comments please, please get in touch and we'll work it out.

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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 ship faster if you're in a hurry. Just let me know. My usual posting days are Mondays and Thursdays.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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 Mondays 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.