I am not a jewelry designer by trade. I started beading as a hobby, then came to see how beautiful some bits and pieces of vintage jewelry can be, and thought I could repurpose them. Most of what is here in my shop is just vintage. Some of what I purchase are broken vintage pieces, and I use bits and parts, along with sterling, gold fill, copper or brass wire and chain to make new, and I hope, exciting pieces. Please take a look at both the vintage and the reassembled, and let me know if you like what you see. The images for my store are of my beloved Pacific Northwest, just for fun. Unless I say so in the description, assume everything is costume, no sterling, gold or gold fill. It does my heart good to think of perfectly usable jewelry having a new life with someone new. Enjoy.