About This Ilk
Lace is to textiles what gold is to metals and diamonds to rocks!*The story* : My name is Tamara Bavdek. I graduated from University of Montreal in Industrial Design a couple of years ago. I am addicted to design in all of it's forms and I have a natural urge to create things. I am inspired by everything.After many, many years of long blond hair, I needed a change. A big one. After finally getting a short haircut, I started seeking large earrings to compliment and feminize my look. Having always been obsessed with Pop Art and the ‘60s era, I turned to trendsetter of her time Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick for inspiration. This actress/model/heiress was, in fact, Andy Warhol’s (most renowned artist of the Pop Art movement) muse and greatly inspired his work as well. I then started creating statement jewelry and accessories made of lace (sometimes stiffened to keep the structure and treated for durability) which is extra light weight and simply elegant. Today, the hair has grown again but the passion for statement pieces never fades!Every piece is handmade in Montreal, and most designs are limited editions due to vintage sourcing of the lace and other materials. The lace is hand dyed, cut and strategically stiffened when needed so the structure is kept and the sheen and softness of the lace remains. All earrings hooks are nickel free and hypoallergenic, and since the lace is very lightweight, all earrings are very comfortable to wear despite their size!Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions!