Unique jewellery made from tiny original photographs

Walton on Thames, United Kingdom | 191 Sales


Unique jewellery made from tiny original photographs

Walton on Thames, United Kingdom 191 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   CHRISTMAS ORDERS:
Last Order date for UK Orders 19th December
Last Order date for International Orders 10th December
Jewellery made from tiny photographs.
Collections include:
Tropical Botanical
Cats and Dogs
NEW! Greeting Cards to match your item.
SALE! Lots of costume jewellery reduced by 50%
FREE SHIPPING for UK customers for a limited time - get organised for the festive season early!


Last updated on Nov 26, 2018

Last Order date for UK Orders 19th December
Last Order date for International Orders 10th December
Jewellery made from tiny photographs.
Collections include:
Tropical Botanical
Cats and Dogs
NEW! Greeting Cards to match your item.
SALE! Lots of costume jewellery reduced by 50%
FREE SHIPPING for UK customers for a limited time - get organised for the festive season early!


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Hair pins make great little gifts. Loads of animals and botanical designs £6.50 each. New designs just listed grinning

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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 September 28, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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 14 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 sent 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.

Please note that items can not be sent to a PO Box on a 'signed for' service. This means any shipping upgrades can not be sent to a PO Box as the express service couriers I use will always require a signature.

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.
Use of your information:
At the time of ordering you authorise Etsy to provide me with: your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering.
You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.
This information is used to:
Complete your order
Settle disputes
Provide customer support
I do not have a customer newsletter and will not use your details for any marketing purposes.
I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Sharing Information:
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers such as shipping companies and couriers. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention:
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information.
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Sophie de Taranto, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at sophie [!at]

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.


If you would like to view items in person, please see for a list of current stockists and events.