Bunny's original, handcrafted jewellery is inspired by my travels. On every
journey - from Asia to Europe to the Middle East to the Americas
- I make a beeline for the local antique and vintage boutiques.
I frequent bead markets wherever I go - flea markets, souks, county
fairs, bazaars, to bring home natural stones, tribal, silver, metals,
gems - for the jewellery pieces that I personally design.
Growing up, I remember my
mother's jewellery. She didn't have many pieces but those that
she had, she wore them with a lot of love and style - one marble-sized
pearl ring, a chunky gold bangle, one intricate platinum wedding
Thanks to my mother, I grew up appreciating all types of jewellery -
gemstones, vintage, handmade beads, sterling silver, rose gold,
My interest in vintage jewellery began in the spring of 2005. It was my
first time in San Francisco. My boyfriend and I were strolling on the
Haight-Ashbury and we chanced upon a quaint boutique dealing in all
He bought me a necklace -
it's from the 1920s. It's one of the most magical pieces I have
in my collection - luminous paste-in rhinestones set in pot metal.
There's been no looking back since.
My vintage collection is mainly from 1920s -1960s. My eye is attracted
to colours and style so I go for what appeals to my taste - this can be
bakelite, Victorian jet, bohemia crystals, Egyptian revivalist.
There is grace and wisdom
in the ages. When I chance upon a gorgeous vintage piece, I
wonder about the first owner - who was she? who bought her the
jewellery? what was her reaction when she first laid eyes on it? where
did she wear it to? whom did she hand down the piece to?
Enjoy your journey of jewellery with Vintage Bunny.