All of our brooches, beads and trinkets are carefully sourced and are mainly vintage (1920s -1960s) and occasionally antique (pre 1920s). Many of our glass beads originate from an old museum in the Czech Republic. Occassionally you will see marks on some of our antique beads and trinkets that reflect thier age.
The only time we resort to buying “new” components is in the use of findings in the form of beadcaps, earwires and headpins. However, before buying new, we always investigate the possibility of buying close – out / end of line stock first, to reduce environmmental impact.
The earwires are always new, either silver or 14 Karat goldfill Our beadcaps are a mix of vintage, and new.
Our packaging and stationary is made from recycled paper.