Mermaid purse is a folksy name for the egg case of a ray, skate or shark. It protects the baby animal while it develops. This valet tray mimics that natural form. It will protect your small items, stopping them from getting lost.
Each one is unique, handmade by me from punctured bicycle inner tubes and brass rivets.
- Bowl-like shape for holding small bits and pieces you want to keep track of
- Inner tubes are made from butyl rubber, which is water resistant and easy to wipe clean
- Brass rivets are washable and won’t rust – please see care information
- Not intended for use with food
Each item is handmade from reclaimed materials so sizes vary. Check out the gallery for images of the options next to a ruler to get a sense of their size.
While all inner tubes are washed thoroughly before being remade into new products, they may still mark light surfaces. While the rivets are brass, I recommend you wipe the valets clean and don’t let them sit in water.
Any stamps on the inner tube (both my logo and those from the inner tube manufacturer) are done with alcohol soluble inks, so keep away from hand sanitisers and harsh cleansers. For information about how to look after your products, please check out our Care page.
The valets, like all other Team Sikel products, will be sent to you in plastic-free packaging. They’ll include a care slip with the basics of how to look after it, but for more info please check out our Care page.
About Team Sikel Products
All Team Sikel products are handmade by Kelly from reclaimed materials and will feature signs of wear from their previous lives. We don’t consider these faults – they make every product one-of-a-kind!
Keep away from small children.
NB: Please ignore any white dots in the photos – these are used for stocktaking purposes and will not be included on the item you receive.