SparrowSalvageStudio

vintage old junk - paper ephemera, beads, found objects

Melbourne, Australia · 985 Sales

SparrowSalvageStudio

vintage old junk - paper ephemera, beads, found objects

Melbourne, Australia 985 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(603)

Announcement   Welcome to Sparrow Salvage Studio! An artist's 'salvage yard', I offer assemblage supply and other things of curious interest, almost all vintage or antiques. Buttons, lace, beads, found objects, trim, fabrics and bits of 'neat old junk' my family calls 'Victorian rubbish' (affectionately I'm sure).

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2017

Welcome to Sparrow Salvage Studio! An artist's 'salvage yard', I offer assemblage supply and other things of curious interest, almost all vintage or antiques. Buttons, lace, beads, found objects, trim, fabrics and bits of 'neat old junk' my family calls 'Victorian rubbish' (affectionately I'm sure).

Penelope Neil

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Penelope Neil

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(603)
Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The sweetest little pendant ...the blue is so very eye catching. Thank you Penny as always, it is perfect x

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just love these wonky little beads. Beautifully weighty and I'm hedging towards garnet, whichever they are just wonderful.

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful ...the perfect burnt toffee / mustard. Always the most wonderful transaction.

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So many possibilities... can't wait to give this a new life in my art. Thank you Penny, always the best place to find creative supplies.

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Intriguing and unusual ...exactly what I have come to expect from this wonderful little shop. Perfect transaction from a most lovely seller.

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Intriguing and unusual ...exactly what I have come to expect from this wonderful little shop. Perfect transaction from a most lovely seller.

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Updates

Antique and vintage paper packs coming to the shop this weekend!
Some textile kits have started appearing in the shop - with many more to come, this is just the beginning!
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.
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About

salvaged and found

Sparrow Salvage has been a long journey. I’ve been making ‘Victorian tribal’ assemblage jewelry for 8 years now, but after a car accident 5 years ago and a 'realignment' of my creativity I find myself on new paths, just as exciting and full of potential.

I no longer make jewelry for this shop and will soon be moving on to bigger projects, so this has become a kind of estate sale for my studio purging. I consider it my purpose to provide supply that is both beautiful and unusual. My jewelry work was made by salvaging material such as 1930s metal tins, antique handmade lace, found objects, reclaimed vintage beads and buttons.

This passion for reclamation is due to a lifetime of 'make do and mend' instilled in me since childhood. For me it is about the challenge involved in looking at a cast-off item and finding a way to get something useful from it. This is either easy - like reclaiming beads from a broken necklace - or something trickier like charms made from old toffee tins. I also offer found objects, buttons, lace, beads… some are ripe for your own creative projects, some are perfect just as wonderful things to admire.

Follow my Instagram for updates and new arrivals; I do like to take pretty pictures of things before they go out into the world!

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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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