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Jewellery Designer Showcase: Tessa Metcalfe

Posted on March 28 2015

Award winning designer, Tessa Metcalfe is the latest jewellery designer to join the Peculiar Vintage gallery. With a degree in illustration and a background in taxidermy, Tessa's fascination for birds and a desire to never let anything go to waist, casts her rings entirely from pigeon feet found from (London) city’s road kill.

"The biggest epiphanies in my life came during the stories of Leda and the Swan as well as Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. I believe in both myths and legends and through my jewellery I want to combine the two, creating a little dream to carry with you."

Tessa's collection have grown steadily, with a huge fashion following. Her 'Claws of Engagement' are show stoppers, often designed using two cast pigeon feet with a large gemstone or crystal centrepiece and flanked with smaller stones either claw or pave set.

You must come by the shop and try on her statement rings. Perhaps you'll leave with a slice of Tessa's 'little dream' to adorn.. ;)

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