SparrowSalvageStudio

One of a kind supplies for One of a kind makers

Melbourne, Australia · 819 Sales

SparrowSalvageStudio

One of a kind supplies for One of a kind makers

Melbourne, Australia 819 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Sparrow Salvage Studio offers you one of a kind supplies for one of a kind art. Vintage and antique beads, lace, charms and found objects; hand-dyed textiles, raggedy old paper stock and all sorts of other bits with creative potential. most of what I sell I have collected over a lifetime as a found object artist and assemblage jeweler.

Instagram: @sparrowsalvagestudio

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2016

Sparrow Salvage Studio offers you one of a kind supplies for one of a kind art. Vintage and antique beads, lace, charms and found objects; hand-dyed textiles, raggedy old paper stock and all sorts of other bits with creative potential. most of what I sell I have collected over a lifetime as a found object artist and assemblage jeweler.

Instagram: @sparrowsalvagestudio

Penelope Neil

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Eucalyptus leaves made a few years ago; I used old chocolate tin and thick copper wire. use them in jewelry projects or just hang them in the home for everlasting décor.
Here's the first necklace kit - clear crystals and catholic imagery, a bit of classic assemblage supply. All vintage and unusual bits for truly OOAK projects.
The great sparrow salvage studio destash has begun! I'm starting with these little doily kits - all you need is needle and thread, everything else is included! Stay tuned for many more kits and bits to come...

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Unique supplies for unique makers

When this shop was known as Sparrow Salvage, I sold one of a kind jewelry made from vintage, antique and artisan made beads. As someone offering work that was truly unique, I knew that every bead in my jewelry had to be an individual creation by its own merit; after all, how special can earrings be if they’re made with the kind of beads you find everywhere?

Wanting unique beads made supply shopping difficult - most shops offer their beads (vintage or otherwise) in quantities that often left me with too many of the same beads. I wanted as much variety in my work as possible and so this was one of the reasons I stuck mostly to vintage beads, procured through destash lots, junk stores, thrift shops and antique fairs. I also made a lot of my components from scratch or altered what I found. As Etsy's jewelry category grew and other shops came along, my work continued to stand out by virtue of these singular materials.

I no longer make jewelry full-time (it’s a long story!) and as I prepare to move to the UK and clean out my supplies, I re-named my shop Sparrow Salvage Studio and turned it into the kind of place I always dreamed of finding; a supply shop where everything offered is limited edition or unique.

Of course being a whole studio clear out you’ll find more than beads here - found objects, vintage lace, hand-dyed fabrics and raggedy old papers are just some of the things I squirrelled away to create with.

I went out of my way to find uncommon supplies and it’s those same beads I offer now; salvaged, vintage, unique, rare and interesting beads to ensure your work really deserves the One Of A Kind title.

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  • Penelope

    Owner, Creator, One Woman Show

    Life-long artist, world builder, ideas machine; re-building my life and creativity after a life-changing experience. I live in the Australian countryside, selling vintage, planning a move to the UK and drinking far too much tea. As if you ever could!

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