Ever since I moved to the UK in 2018 I‘ve been amazed at how much antique jewellery you can still find in shops and at antiques fairs and car boot sales if you keep your eyes open. I like shiny things, especially if they are old, and as an art historian hunting for treasure feels like putting my studies into practice.
I always wonder who a piece belonged to, what its story is and what events it witnessed. The onyx and gold Biedermeier brooch for example, dating from around 1830 - what may it already have seen in its lifetime, having been around since Dickens published his books? I hope these soon find new guardians to have new chapters of their stories with.Initially I was commissioned by friends from other places where antiques are rarer to source to find them pieces and that gave me the idea to make antique jewellery available to more people via the Etsy shop.
It‘s the accessories that elevate an outfit, historical costuming or modern clothes. Besides jewellery, hats really make a difference and millinery is such a beautiful art. I‘ve been making headwear for a few years now and really had the time during lockdown to make more and to source vintage flowers for decor. Find headwar reproduction like hats and bonnets from the Middle Ages to the Victorian Era!