These complex statement earrings are composed of white lace, pure brass vintage and new pieces, rosewood beads, salmon pink clay beads and handmade tassels from vintage copper toned fringe. A perfect mix of Edie Sedgwick and vintage bohemian aesthetics in earth tones. Slightly heavier than our average earrings (which are virtually weightless), the statement is well worth it. Ocotillo is named after a cactus flower with similar characteristics as our earrings. Ocotillo prefer a habitat that is open and very rocky, and where the soil is well drained. • Come on hypoallergenic nickel-free gold plated brass hooks, with rubber backings • Measures approximately 12 cm long from top of hook and 3 cm wide
Montreal designer Tamara Bavdek, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design in 2007, began creating unique and original pieces following a strong desire for change. Her influence: Edie Sedgwick (muse of Andy Warhol) and her amazing look made up of very large jewels that seemed to be made of lace, and a bold makeup. A stroke of genius, and after a bit of experimentation the designer realizes that lace is to textiles what gold is to metals and diamonds to rocks, and that nothing is worth huge enormous ultra-light jewels! Founded in Montreal at the end of 2008, the This Ilk brand is now distributed in more than 30 stores in Canada, the United States and around the world.
Each piece is a handmade and unique work of art to be cherished. The lace is hand dyed, cut and strategically stiffened when needed so the structure is kept and the sheen and softness of the lace remains. Due to the nature of our production method, each product may vary slightly. Most of the pieces are limited editions as they are created from vintage lace as well as other vintage or exotically sourced materials. There may be slight discoloration or scuffs due to this vintage nature. This is part of the jewelry’s uniqueness and story.