I recently received a lovely package in the post, all the way from New York City, from the lovely Suzanne of threepeats Jewelry. I couldn't believe just how refined her jewellery creations are. She admits she has always collected vintage jewelry but never wore it much until she realised she could use some of the vintage beads and chains to recreate something she could feel more comfortable wearing. She says, "As a high school dance teacher, I wanted a necklace that I could get on and off easily and that would look good no matter how it slipped around my neck! The design I came up with included three chain sections interspersed with three beaded sections...three repeated sections...or threepeats. My designs evolved over time and now I also work with recycled t-shirt yarn, felted wool beads and vintage ribbon and lace and I started making earrings. I LOVE that I can recycle old things that people no longer wear into new things that are usable and affordable." Suzanne also blogs regularly about her jewelry making and more.
This inventive jewellery creator is after my own heart for varied reasons...
- First of all, her package was so well packed with care and attention to detail and presentation. You know, sometimes you buy gifts online and ask the seller if she/he would pack nicely to send directly to the person you want to gift it to. Then you sit and wonder whether the package will be really nice enough and whether the person who receives it will feel appreciative of your thought. So much depends on presentation doesn't it? Well, this seller really puts in that much effort even down to the tiny tag attached to each item and the pretty little string she used. Cute!
- She recycles beautiful things to make them valid for today's lifestyle - The necklace pictured includes a variety of glass and plastic beads, all of fine quality. They are linked with a very sturdy chain that is securely connected so I daresay one would never imagine that it could have been used elsewhere before! I love the idea that beautiful old things do not get thrown away but are revived in this way. The earrings have these beautiful old mottled glass beads that are fantastic.
Visit threepeats Jewelry on Etsy. Check out her vintage Sari necklaces and her T-shirt yarn and ribbon necklaces.