Calling Nibs: Accessories by Tatty Devine


Back in the day when quill pens were modern tech, nibs were both necessary objects and admired accessories. Thanks to the London-based design duo behind Tatty Devine, nibs are back again. But this time, they’d rather hang around your neck than rendezvous with parchment paper.

In the talented hands of Tatty Devine’s Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, the oversized, gold acrylic laser-cut nibs adorning handmade necklaces, brooches and cufflinks ($60-$245) pair with black crystal drop beads for a result that’s as sharply refined, yet full of cheek in that so-very-British kind of way.

“There’s a lot of laser cut acrylic jewelry out there. Their stuff is fantastic because it pushes the envelope forward, but there’s an element of class to it. It’s not just for the younger, hipster crowd,” says Chas Eden, co-owner of North Beach boutique Eden & Eden, the only San Francisco store to stock the label’s nib-adorned collection.

Looking for a reason to check Tatty Devine’s work out in person this week? Here’s one: through Saturday, Eden & Eden will take 25 percent off any item of your choosing from the store’s enviable assortment of clothing, home accessories and jewelry.

Available at Eden & Eden, 560 Jackson St., 415-983-0490,

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