Erstwilder Brooch – ‘Sunny Smiles’ Ermine
1 in stock
The European Stoat or weasel is typically brown, but in Winter it’s fur turns white, except for the tail tip, which remains black. Leonardo da Vinci painted ‘The lady with the ermine’, which is white. The painting resides in the Krakow Gallery, Poland on the first floor of the cloth market hall in the town square.
To give you an idea of how large the brooches are, Erstwilder gift boxes measure 8.5cm in diameter.
Shop 29 at Morpeth Antique Centre always has around 100 Erstwilder jewellery items in stock. The brand is famous for their layered resin brooches, but rings, earrings and necklaces also make an appearance on the shelves. If you are looking for a particular design please give us a call or drop us an email, but be warned – it’s better to phone, as Erstwilder designs sell out fast. Produced in small quantities, the average design is only created x 1,000 worldwide.
Highly collectable, Shop 29 will special order a design in for you if it’s not in stock and it’s available. Fun to collect they make a very special gift for family and friends. With an average price of around AU$40 and beautifully boxed, you’ll be the favourite aunt, friend, grandma for sure! Buy one for a gift and one for yourself. Not just a brooch, you can wear it on your hat, handbag or pin to a cushion. They look fabulous framed as an art work as well.
A little bit of information about Erstwilder:
Born in 2011, the Erstwilder label came to life when artist Louisa Camille began sketching wonderful little creatures in our studio, little creatures for whom collectors instantly fell head over heels. Fast forward to today and they now work with a team of local designers whose own personalities and passions influence the collections in the most amazing ways.
Everyone at Erstwilder HQ shares a love of animals great and small and they draw a lot of inspiration from all things vintage, rockabilly, pinup, retro and art deco. These passions combine to create darling adornments which provide the perfect antidote to those drab, ordinary days.
Character design is only part of the process; each piece in the Erstwilder collection has its own narrative including a unique name and short story homaging history, myth, pop-culture and classic storytelling. And the focus on design flows through to the packaging which makes an Erstwilder character – an Erstwildling(!) – the perfect gift for anyone who loves to accessorise.
Nowadays, on the whole, if Erstwilder were to put a name to what is their greatest source of inspiration it’s actually quite simple, our greatest source of inspiration is you! That’s right, Erstwildian’s as we have taken to calling them (you!), are the most fantastic fans one could possibly hope for and the feedback they (you!) provide is how we keep our ideas fresh.
As for the people behind the scenes, “we describe ourselves in the same way we describe our designs: decidedly fun, often outrageous, somewhat quirky and always delightfully companionable. If you think this sounds a bit like you, then you just might be one of us! We believe that a person’s jewellery speaks volumes of their character and that life is far more fun when it’s taken less seriously.”