EchidnaArtandCards

Sustainable Art Jewellery, Leather Chokers

Adelaide, Australia 615 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (211)

EchidnaArtandCards

Sustainable Art Jewellery, Leather Chokers

Adelaide, Australia | 615 Sales

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Anita

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Anita

Announcement    Our jewellery is sustainable, earthy and modern.
Our photography has moved! Check it out at The Wandering Echidna, our new shop!

I make my jewellery by hand in my home studio, with sustainability in mind.

My art jewellery features the use of discontinued leather and fabric swatches donated by a local makers, including a furniture maker and a shoemaker! I love the idea of zero waste while creating unique pieces of jewellery.

I also have a range of simple everyday chokers and other jewellery designs, using reclaimed beads, leather and other materials that are locally sourced, as much as possible.

Please scroll down to the About section to learn more our story, and follow us on:

Instagram: @EchidnaArtandCards
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EchidnaArtandCards
Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/EchidnaArtCards

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 13, 2019

Our jewellery is sustainable, earthy and modern.
Our photography has moved! Check it out at The Wandering Echidna, our new shop!

I make my jewellery by hand in my home studio, with sustainability in mind.

My art jewellery features the use of discontinued leather and fabric swatches donated by a local makers, including a furniture maker and a shoemaker! I love the idea of zero waste while creating unique pieces of jewellery.

I also have a range of simple everyday chokers and other jewellery designs, using reclaimed beads, leather and other materials that are locally sourced, as much as possible.

Please scroll down to the About section to learn more our story, and follow us on:

Instagram: @EchidnaArtandCards
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EchidnaArtandCards
Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/EchidnaArtCards

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Updates

Back in stock!
New sodalite gemstone chokers with stainless steel beads on black leather cord.
Shop my sale!
30% off selected jewellery.
Until March 25.
*Chic and sustainable *
This choker is made with up-cycled leather and a lovely reclaimed Moroccan jewellery piece.
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About

Upcycled Sustainable Jewellery

I was a science and visual arts educator in Canada. When we came to Australia, we decided to share our love of nature and art. The Echidna, being one of only two monotremes in the world, is a pretty special animal; choosing it as a name for our shop marks the beginning of our story.

Jewellery design happened in a most serendipitous way. One evening the doorbell rang, and I was given a pile of leather swatches by a local furniture maker, who at the time, was making a recycled timber table for us. He knew that I loved doing arty crafty things. Neither of us wanted to see these perfectly usable materials go into the bin. I took them but didn't know what to do with them, yet. Ideas developed. Since selling my first leather pendant in 2015, jewellery making has become a passion. I use discontinued swatches, offcuts and scraps, including the tiniest leftover scraps of scraps pieces I call "confetti", pushing recycling to new boundaries. My jewellery is earthy, modern, and created with sustainability in mind.

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure." - Dale Carnegie
I love what we do, and care deeply about the environment. I strive to be transparent about where the materials I use come from and what my processes are. So when you see something in the shop that reminds you of a special time or place, puts a smile on your face, or is something you just love, we sincerely hope that it makes lasting impressions and most importantly, a special connection with you.

Shop members

  • Anita

    Owner, Maker

    I work with different media but my passion is jewellery making. Each piece is crafted with sustainability in mind and designed to inspire and to be enjoyed.

Production partners

  • Professional photography printer

    SA, Australia

    We partner with a professional photography printer to ensure that our images demonstrate consistently high standards, vivid colours, and most importantly, lasting quality for your enjoyment.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 17, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Satisfaction guaranteed

We stand behind our products and want you to love what you buy.
If for whatever reason, you are not completely satisfied or you have concerns with your order, please contact us directly. We will do our best to help resolve any issues, as this is part of our customer service.

*Note: Due to hygienic reasons, earrings cannot be returned.

Packaging and gift wrapping

We care about the environment and will often recycle packaging materials to send our orders. Please do not be offended when you receive some of our items packaged in repurposed materials. We try our best to reduce waste and reuse precious resources.

Gift wrapping is available at checkout.

What happens if my item arrives damaged?

We package each order carefully. Unfortunately damage may still occur in transit beyond our control. If your item arrives damaged, please contact us with a photograph of the damaged item within 5 days of receiving the item. We will be happy to replace it.

What is the European Union Directive on Consumer Rights?

For customers residing in the EU, new regulations protecting consumer rights are in effect, including your rights to return an item within 14 days of receiving a purchased item. In such a case, item must be unused and in original packaging.
For health and hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be returned once the packaging is unsealed.

Custom and personalized orders

We welcome custom orders. Just contact us with your enquiry.