Unique jewellery made from tiny original photographs

Walton on Thames, United Kingdom · 108 Sales


Unique jewellery made from tiny original photographs

Walton on Thames, United Kingdom 108 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Unusual jewellery made from teeny tiny photographs. Kittens, Bats, Geese and Phone Boxes...

Hi. I’m Sophie and I started Shutter Jewellery in 2015, inspired by a love of photography, design and making things. I studied art and design, later taking photography tuition. I ran my own little shop and worked for a few companies who stocked wonderfully quirky products from designers. All these things combined brought me to begin Shutter Jewellery. I set about designing and making products that I would buy and wear and that hasn’t changed, even though the range of products has expanded and developed since I began.

I make all the items from my home studio in Walton on Thames, Surrey or sometimes from The Art Shed Gallery in Cobham. I try and source my materials from other small companies, UK based wherever possible. I’m a passionate believer in shopping small and will shout about a company to everyone if I love it.

I’m a big animal lover which shows in my work. My house is part home, part workplace, part zoo which is why, if you follow me on social media my jewellery posts are often interrupted by dogs, birds and lizards. Sorry, I can’t help it!

Each of my items is created using a tiny original photograph as the centrepiece, each one my own photography. Sometimes the photographs will be something from my portfolio taken another time and others I will go out and shoot with a particular use in mind. Inspiration comes from many places though the subject matter I come back to again and again is birds, though I have been through a botanical phase recently too. The photographs are chosen carefully as not every image has impact on such a small scale. I look for subjects with strong patterns and distinctive silhouettes which is why leaves, feathers, petals work so well.

The images are shrunk down sometimes as tiny as 8mm and used in a number of different ways to create the pieces. Usually this will involve setting them under glass and into sterling silver to create charms which will be the basis of a pendant or earrings. I also work with silver clay to create one off pieces and have a range of wooden jewellery in which I transfer the photograph onto recycled wooden tiles.

I regularly attend craft and design fairs through Surrey, London, Berkshire and Sussex. Please do follow on social media to see where I'll be next. (@uttershutter on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram)

Want to stock Shutter Jewellery in your shop or gallery? Email me - sophie [!at] for more info or to request a catalogue.

If you want to see more of my photography go to

Thanks for dropping by :)

Shop members

  • Sophie

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I take photos, make jewellery, take photos of jewellery and eat a phenomenal amount of chocolate raisins.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 3, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I have done the best to ensure the photography and descriptions give a true representation of the product, however it isn't what you expect please contact me within 7 days to arrange a return.
Accepted methods of payment: Credit/Debit cards, Etsy Gift Cards and Paypal.

Shutter Jewellery is based in the UK and offers a flat delivery rate for all orders outside of the UK for ease for the customer. Any taxes/charges incurred are the responsibility of the buyer.
All items are guaranteed to be shipped within 1-3 business days. If you require an item for a certain date, do please contact me and I'll do my best to accommodate. **Any temporary changes to shipping times (eg. christmas last post dates and holiday periods) will be displayed under shop announcements.**

UK items will usually be send via Royal Mail, though on occasion a different courier may be used.

International orders over £5 will be send via a tracked service.

Shipping upgrades are available but please note, these will only reduce the shipping time, not the dispatch time. Again, if it's urgent let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Any additional costs or customs charges incurred for international orders are at the expense of the buyer. Please check customs regulations for your location prior to ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions please contact me. Any comments and suggestions also gratefully received.

More information

Last updated on Jan 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

The photographs used within Shutter Jewellery pieces are the work of the maker. They are chosen carefully or taken specifically for a particular piece. It may be possible to use a customers own photograph to make a custom piece, but this will depend or the picture and whether it will work on a small scale, simple images work the best. Please contact me to discuss your request if you would like a custom piece.

Sizing details

All chain lengths / dimensions are within each product listing. If you would like a pendant on a longer or shorter chain length, please contact me or leave a note with your order.

Care instructions

To ensure your costume jewellery stays in the best condition, avoid prolonged exposure to moisture and avoid contact with creams, perfumes and other cosmetics.

Silver items my tarnish over time but can be cleaned with silver cleaner to restore shine.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item will have details of how the item will be packaged.

As standard all silver items and costume jewellery is supplied in black gift boxes, while some of accessories are supplied on backing cards or in pouches.

You can upgrade the standard packaging to a patterned gift box with a satin ribbon, designed to be suitable for any occasion. Please add the gift wrapping option when placing your order.

Wholesale availability

A selection of Shutter Jewellery items can be purchased wholesale. If you would like to stock Shutter Jewellery please contact me for details.


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