SparrowSalvageStudio

vintage old junk - paper ephemera, beads, found objects

Melbourne, Australia · 895 Sales

SparrowSalvageStudio

vintage old junk - paper ephemera, beads, found objects

Melbourne, Australia 895 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to Sparrow Salvage Studio - I used to sell assemblage jewelry, now I'm moving to the UK and offering up the contents of my years as an assemblage and found object artist. Here you'll find all that 'old rubbish' that's hard to get these days - rusty keys, grungy buttons, tattered lace, weird beads, ratty bits of paper and just plain weird stuff that only artists have the vision and a use for!

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2017

Welcome to Sparrow Salvage Studio - I used to sell assemblage jewelry, now I'm moving to the UK and offering up the contents of my years as an assemblage and found object artist. Here you'll find all that 'old rubbish' that's hard to get these days - rusty keys, grungy buttons, tattered lace, weird beads, ratty bits of paper and just plain weird stuff that only artists have the vision and a use for!

Penelope Neil

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Penelope Neil

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

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 my supplies had to be an individual by their own merit; after all, how special can earrings be if they’re made with the kind of beads you find everywhere?

I no longer make jewelry full-time (it’s a long story!) and now in preparation to move to the UK, I have re-named my shop Sparrow Salvage Studio and turned it into a supply shop where I offer my many years of hoarded objects. offered on their own or in 'soups' and kits, it's my aim to provide you with the most unique and inspiring supplies for your one of a kind work.

There is an endless variety here: vintage and antique beads, buttons and lace, hand-dyed textiles and components made from scratch or altered. Found objects - tiny things found at the bottom of sewing boxes and my walks around my rural home town. Antique papers, book covers, sheets of old cake tins, rusty wire, vintage photos... the list goes on, but why read about it? Explore my shop and discover what lights the flame of your muse.

You can follow me on Instagram for updates and behind the scenes (link is below). I also have a blog where I once journalled my jewelry-making days, now it is sporadic but talks mostly of my changing creativity drives and the business of handmade business.

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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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