I started off 8 years ago trying to fix one old broken brooch… now I have over a million rhinestones and buy boxes of broken and forgotten brooches and try to restore them to their original beauty. I purchase my rhinestones in bulk, usually in their original packaging, so I know where they came from and how old they are. I love the pre-1950 Swarovski and Precosia Rhinestones. Their colors are consistent and the sizing is exact.
Most of the brooches I sell have been rescued and refurbished though occasionally I find vintage parts and build them myself. The earrings are a mix of old and new: vintage rhinestones, new czech and Swarovski beads, semi-precious stones and vintage filigrees.
Find more of my work in my Wee Sparklies Etsy Shop.