Vintage love started at the end of 2018. I inherited a few pieces of jewellery from my Danish great-grandparents including a lovely pearl brooch. It wasn't something I would typically wear, so designed a necklace 📿using the brooch as a feature, and I loved it and got so many compliments.....and I had so much fun doing it that I wanted to do more!😀
Around the same time we needed to change our sofa...mainly thanks to our naughty puppy who had eaten one end of it 🐶...but the rest of the leather was still in excellent condition and far too good to be thrown away! So I stripped the sofa, cleaned the leather and make a little handbag👜...
...and before I knew it Vintage Love was born ❤
I now source large crates of broken and tangled jewellery that are destined for landfills, break it down to individual components and clean it up and then let the imagination take over.
I can frequently be found scouring charity shops for vintage pieces, fabrics, haberdashery and any other things I can possibly turn into jewellery or handbags!
Other people's leather sofas now find their way to my house to be reused, and as well as buying remnants from sofa manufacturers, leather that will otherwise just go to waste, this now contributes to a steady stream of handbags, purses and leather backed notebooks.
I am also very fortunate to receive a number of donations from customers who entrust me with some of their own heirlooms and I can't think of anything more exciting than a unique piece of jewellery that has an entire lifetime of history to tell.
Recycling is something I'm very passionate about to help reducing the waste we are surrounded by, and I hope that through Vintage Love I can inspire others to embrace this way of life too.