Emily Wheat Maynard has created a business wherein, it seems, life imitates art. Except this time, you can take the little pieces of life home with you.
She has taken her extensive education in French and Art History, her masters thesis that compared Italian Renaissance and ancient Greek and Roman jewelry, and combined it with her talent for scouring antique shops, thrift stores and flea markets. She threw in some education in metalworking and voila! Elva Fields Jewelry was born.
Taking the vintage pieces she finds on her searches, she repurposes them into beautiful new pieces in three design lines - Elva, June and Deb, named for Emily's great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother (Aw!). All lines use vintage components, but the Deb line prides itself on being 100% vintage - and also succeeds at being 100% beautiful. Another neat thing she'll do is a custom order - she'll take a vintage piece you already own and rework it into something new and beautiful on request. What an amazing way to work an antique piece back into style!
She also has a great blog that keeps you informed of all the latest goings on in the world of Elva Fields.
Elva Fields is based in the US, but don't worry - they will ship to Canada for a very reasonable $15 shipping charge.
Heard enough? Go shopping at Elva Fields. And here's the cool part - Elva Fields has extended a discount to ecochick readers. Simply enter in the discount code ECO at checkout to receive 15% off your order - thanks Emily!