I just happen to be in Sydney, Australia right now and stumbled upon local designer Elk’s gorgeous wooden jewelry pieces at Orson & Blake in Woollahra. And might I say, right in time for Mother’s Day!
If you think the necklaces look great in photos (pictured below from their latest collection in wood and resin), you won’t be disappointed when you wear the real thing – they’re stunning, beautifully hand crafted and incredibly well priced. And Elk ships internationally from their website. I particularly like their wooden necklaces, but anything from Elk quite frankly would make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I've also got my eye on their mercerized cotton tees.
Id’ have to say Elk are my new favourite designer. Based in Melbourne, Australia and designed by partners Adam and Marnie, Elk offers original contemporary jewelry, textiles and knitted apparel handmade from natural materials like wool, cashmere, wood and leather.
Elk is aware of creating an environmental footprint and thus committed to working with small artesans whose traditional skills and techniques guarantee authentic and high quality production. Their wood collection is made from coconut or mango wood offset by a tree buy-back scheme. Elk strive to incorporate vegetable dyes and use vegetable tanning for their leather goods. For more information and to buy online, please visit: elkaccessories.com.au