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9 December 2010

Wear a piece of London history

Created from clay pipes found on the Thames foreshore, discarded over hundreds of years, the new range of jewellery from Amelia Parker is certainly different. If you're looking for an unusual present for that special someone with an interest in London history, this could be for you.

Often manufactured in London, the fragments date back as far as the 16th century. Smokers found their cheap clay pipes often clogged up after a few uses, and as a result sailors and dock workers routinely discarded them into the Thames, where they have spent many years being eroded and coloured by the Thames. They were then collected, cleaned and made into jewellery.

You may have seen them mentioned yesterday over at Londonist, but your author wanted to give it a special plug here today as Amelia Parker has a stall at this evening's festive fair at the Museum in Docklands from 6pm until 9pm, which is worth a visit anyway if you are interested in an a festive evening of carols and craft stalls.

For more information, and to order some items directly, visit http://www.amelia-parker.com/

^Picture © Amelia Parker used with permission^


  1. Hi trying to email you but gmail is not recognising your given email address. Please could you email me from the profile page on my blog? Many thanks!

  2. Amelia’s works are different… People take pride in wearing that…

  3. Thanks to those of you who contacted me through Tom's site.
    And an even bigger thanks to Tom himself and those of you who came to find me at the Festive Fair.
    All the best for 2011,
    Jane AKA Amelia Parker

  4. That's ok Jane, they're very pretty. Hope to see more of them in the New Year!