Silk & Steel Jewellery designer, Sarah Cotterall, talks about her love of Vintage!

Silk & Steel Jewellery designer, Sarah Cotterall, talks about her love of Vintage!

Following on from my last video (I spoke about some of my early Couture designs), I’d now love to show you some of my favourite Vintage pieces and explain a little more about them and where I found some of their beautiful collectable centre pieces.

I have always loved Vintage and growing up in London, and having lived in Paris for a few years, I would trawl through antique shops, vintage jewellery stores and flee markets to find beautiful and collectible pieces. I have also been very fortunate to have found beautiful vintage pieces from estate sales in the US, as well!

One of my favourite vintage jewellery makers is Weiss from New York, who made exceptional quality costume jewellery during 1940-50’s. They became famous post World-War II, for their high quality Austrian rhinestones and exquisite designs, some of which I have already repurposed in to new modern designs!
Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to find the odd demi-set, including brooch and earrings, and in the video I will show some of my repurposed modern vintage designs, which have featured on the runway with one of my favourite New Zealand designers and friend, Yvonne Bennetti.

I’m also in the process of designing another vintage inspired necklace - this time I’m using gorgeous rhinestone earrings from 1940’s. I love their shape and colour and want to create a more edgy luxe design. I’ve been playing around with silver curb chain to create a statement look, but I still need to work out how to successfully attach these pieces! And, once I’ve successfully finished this piece I will share the final design on our stories!

Thank you so much for your interest and support - I hope you enjoy watching!

Sarah x



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