These multi textured stud earrings are composed of wood lace also known as rattan lace or caning, pure brass metal and a raw leather cord trim. An exploration of lace made of natural elements inspired by the Philippines. • Come on hypoallergenic nickel-free brass posts, with butterfly backings • Measures approximately 2.5 cm in diameter • Limited edition due to the vintage and/or exotic sourcing of the materials Photography on model by Sarah Emily St-Gelais Make-up & hair by Sarah Ladouceur Modelling by Laura Bryann Jeffs
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.