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Pairs of pipes, prepped and ready
Amelia Parker's jewellery, cards and small accessories are created using fragments of clay smoking pipes collected from the foreshores of the River Thames. Many of the fragments date back to the 16th century and are used as found, having been eroded and coloured by time and tide over hundreds of years – they have not been trimmed to size or enhanced in any way. Commissions welcome.

Buy online – also vintage and antique ephemera

My selling site Recycled London is not just for my clay pipe creations. 

I also offer unusual vintage and antique items such as old tobacco, toffee and biscuit tins which are good for storage or display, plus Art Deco buttons and other miscellaneous items.

Please do enquire if you can't find what you are looking for as I have much more than is listed.

Buy in person or shop online

Click here to visit my online shop
I can post to anywhere in the world... If you cannot find what you are looking for in my Etsy listings  please contact me 

Click here to buy in person 
Personal visits and meetings available on request.... please contact me.

More info and photos on the Facebook page
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GUIDED TOURS – if you fancy a guided tour, see Jane's London Walks 
Sometimes I organise guided walks along the River Thames – please email me to be added to the mailing list. See here for ref of a previous gathering. Please note there are strict rules and regs about what you can do when accessing the foreshore.
Also see my photographs as cards, prints and posters

Clearance of clay pipe London Landmark cards here
                 
© Amelia Parker Limited
 

Bespoke and commissioned pieces

Larger statement pieces, similar to the vertical pendants with three or five fragments, are sometimes available.
The longer fragments are harder to source and so available stock is limited.
Check on Etsy for pre-made versions.



Long chains
The image below shows a necklace made using 25mm/1" fragments. At 80cm/32" long, it is multi-functional as it can be worn in three ways – as a long necklace, as a double short necklace, or as a bracelet.
Please note, this specific item is not for sale but similar necklaces can be made to order. Please enquire for details.
There are more items in this range – 2-chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings.













Statement pieces can make a great impact.
Shown below left is a long length made from older fragments and worn four times around the neck for a tribal look. Below right is a red cotton strand approximately three metres long which can be worn in a variety of ways.















Or, why not send in your old necklaces or beads and have them transformed into something new and truly unique, as shown below...?

Necklaces – vertical designs

Every pipe fragment is unique, therefore every necklace is unique.
Fragment sizes vary a lot due to their age.
Centre-pieces vary from 30–90mm long / 4–10mm wide.

All made with silver-plated wire and findings on 2mm 18"/45cm waxed cotton cords (these can be altered or made to specific lengths). Please visit my Etsy shop to find out more. 
If you do not see what you require online, please contact me and I will send you a photo of the closest match(es) for you to choose from.
Matching items also available.
Please note that the images above are for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

For the boys

Many pieces have been created with men in mind such as braceletschokersV3s with larger fragments, unusual single drops and, of course, cufflinks.


Men may like the idea that, when regularly worn, the jewellery will alter slightly in appearance and become less bright – the silver plate will tarnish and the fragments themselves will change in colour as they take on the skin's natural oils.


For those who do not wear jewellery, how about a key ring, a card wallet or a mobile phone holder?

Strands
















These are necklaces with pipe fragments interspersed with seed beeds (24 colours to choose from – see chart below) or crimped cotton cords (black, natural, red, blue, tan or green).

Longer lengths can be made to order. The images above, centre and right, show how a 150cm necklace is really versatile as it can be worn in many ways.


The 60cm length is also available as a spectacle chain.

Or keep your glasses in something stylish and functional –
spectacle cases made from recycled leather also available.







Beads and cords selection shown below – please enquire for further details as other colours may be available.

Beaded earrings and bracelets can be made to match. Please enquire.


Unisex Elasticated Bracelets


Some of the more interesting fragments that are nicely eroded, of an interesting shape, or with unusual patinations have been attached to 2mm black elastic cords.

No fiddly clasps or catches!

Available from my Etsy shop or to buy in person from the stall.

See also beaded and chain-linked bracelets.



Please note that the images above are for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Spectacle cases


Each one-of-a-kind glasses case is made from upcycled leather and features an internal pocket for cards (which further protects your glasses as, when full, it creates a rigid flap) plus a split ring where you can add your own keys alongside the clay pipe toggle.

Available from the stall or my Etsy shop.

Also in this range (please click on the words to see more): 

Spectacle chains also available.

Please note that the montage above is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.


One happy customer wrote:
The glasses case is BEAUTIFUL!  Thank you!!  I love it!
I want to order another for my fianc├ęs mother as well.

Cards and Prints

Some of my arrangements of clay pipe fragments are available as greeting cards. Please note, these do not have actual pipes on them – they are digitally printed onto good quality silk stock

London Landmarks – Postcard size (A6). Blank inside.

Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament and Big Ben),
The London Eye, Nelson's Column (Trafalgar Square) and Eros (Piccadilly)


Clay Pipe Pete, an upright fella, and his lazy friend Smokey Joe

I have overlaid thies fellas onto old London maps.
Postcard size (A6). Blank inside.


Christmas cards 

Clay pipe snowflakes as four designs, plus Christmas trees and the 12 Pubs of London. See here for more info.

 

Ends and pipes (see right)

Textural arrangements also available as small trimmed prints adhered to 135mm square natural recycled buff colour (blank inside).

All cards available in my Etsy shop – many are now at discontinued stock prices

Beaded Horizontals

Four, five or six fragments alternated with rows of seed beads.
Pendant sections are approximately 30mm wide x 50mm tall. 

Please note that the image above is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.


Order through Etsy or buy in person from the stall.

Leather cushion covers

The leather range includes one-off cushion covers made from upcycled clothing and remnants.
As with all my items, every one is totally unique depending on the size, shape and colour of the leather I have in stock at the time.
Each one is approx 16"/40cm square and has a material backing (usually cord or velvet) in a matching or contrasting colour, zip closure and a signature Amelia Parker clay pipe fragment as a toggle.
Some have been created by making a feature of the garment's original stitching as per the image top left which used to be a coat. Others are patchworks.

Donations of old leather clothing etc welcome – let me create something special for you – please see here or contact me for more details.



A selection is available from my Etsy shop (with or without cushion pads)
More available to buy in person from the stall (covers only)

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Also in this range (please click on the words to see more):

Necklaces with glass beads


















The pipe fragments in these lovely necklaces have been interspersed by glass beads saved from a large statement piece that I started many years ago but never finished.
The bright yet soft colours in the glass highlights perfectly the delicate tones in the clay pipes.

Available to buy from my Etsy shop

Or, save on P+P and buy in person from the stall where you can find lots more items that are not listed online.

Please note that the montage above is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Christmas Cards and Decorations



All Christmas cards are available on Etsy and come bagged with envelopes.




Clay pipe tree 
A6/postcard-size (blank inside) 
Please note, the image is a tree on a black background – the red shown here is not part of the card.


Clay pipe snowflakes 
(blank inside)
Square 135mm x 135mm
Also available in the handmade version. Postcard size (A6)


'The 12 London pubs of Christmas' a Jane's London creation – shows 12 pubs in London each with a tenuous link to Christmas. The message inside reads: "Eat, drink and get merry"). 


All cards available from my Etsy shop or in person from the stall.



Decorate your Christmas tree with a unique clay pipe decoration. These stars have 5 pipe fragments with glass, semi-precious or 'silver' beads of varying sizes.

Stock varies. Please enquire for details.

£15 each

Leather phone wallets with pockets

Phone holders are available in three sizes and every one has a interesting clay pipe fragment on a split ring for you to add you own extra keys or charm.


Small (130mm tall) fits most non-smart phones, plus smaller Blackberry and Samsung smartphone models.

Medium (150mm tall) fits most iPhone4+5, plus many Samsung, Nokia, Sony and Blackberry smartphone models.

Large (175mm tall) fits most larger models such as iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia Lumia, HTC One and many more.

All feature internal pockets, one of which is clear – touch screens work through the plastic window.

(See my Etsy shop for more pics and information)


Also in this range (please click on the words to see more): 



Available to buy through my Etsy shop or in person from the stall.


Please note that the images above are for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Light Pulls

Interesting larger fragments, including broken and eroded bowls, have been mixed with large beads to create unique light pulls.

Approx 1 metre long.

So far, only available to buy in person from the stall – see market opportunities here.



Please note that this image is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Leather card holders / wallets

These wallets are great for credit cards, identity cards, bus passes, business cards, train tickets etc.

They have been created by recycling old leather clothes, swatch books and accessories.

Every one is unique and features at least two pockets, one of which is clear, with a clay pipe on a split ring for keys or charms.

Many more colours than shown here.

See Etsy for more images.

Also available on the stall.

Smart phone wallets/holders also available in three sizes.

Also in this range (please click on the words to see more):
Change Purses, Spectacle Cases and Cushion Covers


Please note that the image above is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

NK3 and NK5 necklaces

These necklaces feature three or five fragments separated by beads on 1mm cotton cord. The stock varies so please do get in touch regarding your preference.

At the moment these are only available on the stall.

Bespoke lengths can be made/changed to order.














Bracelets can also be made to match using the same beads – please enquire


Please note that the montage above is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Change purses made from up-cycled leather

These change purses are made from up-cycled leather clothes, scraps or remnants. Each one features a velcro closure, and two internal pockets; one clear and one hidden behind the purse section.
As per all other items in this ranges, each one is totally individual with complementary or contrasting colours, depending on what I have available at the time of making, and colourful zig-zag stitching.
Each one has an Amelia Parker 'signature' clay pipe key ring/tag.


Available to buy through my Etsy shop (where there are more images)
Or buy in person from the stall

Also available in this range:
   Card wallets


   Mobile phone holders
   Spectacle cases
   Cushion Covers

Purses, wallets and holders made from upcycled leather

This leather range is all made using recycled clothing, scraps, swatches or remnants.

As per the jewellery and accessories, every item is totally individual depending on the leathers I have available at the time of making, and each one features a 'signature' Amelia Parker clay pipe fragment which is in itself a unique piece.

The range includes (please click on each one for further info and images):


Donations for upcycling 
If you have any unwanted or worn out leather/suede items that aren't really good enough for charity shops i.e. jackets and bags that are stained, ripped or have broken zips, even small items in brighter or unusual colours, then why not donate them to my recycled leather collection?

In return I will make you an item from the range so you can have a useful memento of your once-loved item.

More info here on my Facebook page.

Please contact me at jane@amelia-parker to discuss postage/delivery/collection.

Clay pipe necklaces – horizontal pendants


As shown here, pendant sizes vary due to the age and size of the fragments used.

All horizontal necklaces are made by wiring 4, 5 or 6 fragments together to form a pendant using silver-plated copper wire and findings on waxed cotton cords

Cord lengths are approx 45cm, although they can be altered or made to suit.

A selection of horizontal pendants can be found here.

Matching earrings available.

Available from the stall or my Etsy shop.

Cufflinks

Made from two fragments that have been cut in half, sanded and sealed. This is the only product I make where the fragments have been in some way altered because matching pieces at this size are really hard to find.

Available in two designs... with flip-backs (in stock) or chains (to order).

A overview is shown above.

A small range is available to purchase from Etsy
Many more available on the stall.

A photograph of available stock can be emailed to you – Please enquire for details.




Single pieces

Long or unusual* fragments are available as single pendants on 50cm/18" 1mm cotton cords.
Many more available on Etsy
Other single pieces are also available looped ready for you add to whatever takes your fancy (no cords)... as pendants or bracelet charms, or to use as light pulls, zip toggles etc. Please enquire for further information.

*The protruding round stubby bits on some of these pieces are the bases/rests of the pipes. More info here.

Please note that the image here is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Bracelets


Every bracelet is different. Each one has five pipe and beads including semi-precious (lapiz, jade, coral etc), metal, wood, acrylic, glass or even cork. Clasps also vary; some are plain, some chunky, some flowery.



















Available in three approximate lengths:
Small (to fit 16.5cm wrist), Medium (to fit 18cm wrist) and Large (to fit 19.5cm wrist)


Available from the stall
Or contact me to place a bespoke order



Also see elasticated bracelets – no clasps



Please note that the image here is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

2-chain necklaces

Please click on the image to view at a larger size.

Silver plated findings on black or natural cotton cord with extension chains.

One chain versions of these are also available. Please enquire for details.




Please note these images are a guide only as all of the necklaces shown here are now sold. Available to order only.

Also in this range – Matching bracelets, long chains and earrings.

Earrings

Single drops for pierced ears

Stud/post-style available on request.

Made using two closely-matched pieces (as no two pieces are ever identical).

Silver plated wires.

Please note that the silver plate will tarnish – this is a design decision as it helps to further enhance the beauty of the clay pipe fragments. The ones shown here are all newly-made.

Lengths vary 45–70mm.


Available from Etsy
Many more on the stall



Please note that the image here is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.

Chokers


This unisex style is designed to sit at the collar bone and is made using one of the chunkier fragments threaded onto 2mm waxed cotton cord with silver plated fixings and beads that will (and are designed to) tarnish over time.

Every choker is different and the fragments used for this style are some of the oldest collected. 





Please note that the image here is for indication only – the products shown may not now be available.


Many more available on the stall.

Alternatively, please do get in touch to place a personal order. Please specify neck length when ordering – as a rule of thumb, this equates to 75-100mm (3-4") longer than shirt collar size. 


Also see unisex bracelets

Many other necklace designs available see here.