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Collection: hearts and birds

This heart and bird jewelry is inspired by the old samplers that people used to make as a test for someone's skills in needlework. They are all handmade jewelry.

Samplers were made by girls, ranging in age from five to fourteen years, as practice for embroidering and marking the linen and/or clothing they would later make for their trousseau. The alphabet was used to mark the linen spread and the numbers to indicate how many of a certain type one owned. In the past, it was common to take linen to laundries and bleachers once or twice a year. To prevent theft or confusion, the linen had to be marked. The samplers were often made under the guidance of the mother, but also under the guidance of a Matresse (teacher). This was often the wife of the schoolmaster. Around 1880, the school law was introduced, which stated that primary schools should provide education in, among other things, 'beautiful needlework for girls'. This was the impetus for the well-known red school patches.

The jewelry consists of very small cross stitches in the shape of a heart or bird. The jewelry is made in silver, but you can of course also order it in gold. Please contact us!