Welcome to PalomitaDutch! All my handcrafted pieces use only genuine and unaltered sea pottery, sea glass and clay pipe stems collected by myself from the Thames foreshore, with some being hundreds of years old. Combined with sterling silver and gold filled findings, each piece of jewellery is one-of-a-kind and makes a lovely and unique gift for any history lover.
Living in London, I've become fascinated by the layers of history beneath our feet. So it was no surprise that I jumped at the chance to try mudlarking for the first time. It amazed me how easily these fragments could be found. Clay pipes, ceramic sherds, sea glass, bones, coins . . .
Holding a piece of ceramic and knowing that someone used it 200 years ago really inspired me. Imagine owning a necklace made from a clay pipe which had been smoked and discarded into the river. Not only that but the broken pieces, tumbled in the water for years, had achieved a beautiful aesthetic which made them ideal for turning into jewellery.
I hope you enjoy wearing your unique piece of history!