Emily Burton is the maker behind those gorgeous every day necklaces we sell by Peggy & Twig. Emily uses a beautiful colour palette that works with any outfit. These beautifully made pieces are painstakingly put together and each piece is unique.
Em works from her beautiful home in Orange with a brightly lit space that I'm a little jealous of! Emily's aesthetic is reflected all around her home. It's easy to see where she find inspiration. We caught up with Emily to find out what makes her tick.
Tell us about your background and how you got into jewellery design.
I started making jewellery at uni and sold my pieces to local shops and at the Armidale markets. It was a good way to earn some extra money for the next party dress.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
I like to use neutral and earthy coloured clay and I integrate other things like wood and leather to add a little more interest in a piece.
What Australian designers or creatives influence your work? Where do you find inspiration?
I draw lots of inspiration from Instagram. There are gorgeous people doing amazing things on there. Creators like @bellebirdhandmade and Saddlery and Co are a couple of favourites at the moment. I love reading anything by Annabelle Hickson too.
What do you find most satisfying about the making process?
I love making things for people. It is also a creative outlet and how I wind down and switch off.
What do you love about living in regional NSW?
People smile back at you on the street. You get to know shopkeepers. Friends are close and so is family, and we have everything we need here in Orange NSW. It is chilly however. I pull my boots on in April and take them off in August, but it doesn't seem to stop anyone from doing anything. There are fabulous people in regional NSW. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else.