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Denise Weiss for bijou X:

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Theatre Design, I pursued a career as a rock singer/songwriter, performing in the New York and Philadelphia area with my band, Denny and the Dropouts. I had the honor of working with Andy Wallace, who worked on Nirvana's 'In Utero' and Wally Gold, who wrote, "It's My Party" for Leslie Gore.

A few years ago, while researching the history of costume jewelry, I was fascinated by the stampings and filigree components typical of American tool and die houses in the 19th and 20th centuries.

After discovering that many of these companies have ceased production, I decided, as a designer, to support these beautiful resources by utilizing their unique and increasingly rare designs in my work that I show at craft shows in and around…

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  • Born on March 3
  • Joined August 25, 2007

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Vintage and vintage tooled brass stampings, vintage and antique finds, semiprecious stones, sterling silver, 14kt gold filled and raw brass chain

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About

Denise Weiss for bijou X:

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Theatre Design, I pursued a career as a rock singer/songwriter, performing in the New York and Philadelphia area with my band, Denny and the Dropouts. I had the honor of working with Andy Wallace, who worked on Nirvana's 'In Utero' and Wally Gold, who wrote, "It's My Party" for Leslie Gore.

A few years ago, while researching the history of costume jewelry, I was fascinated by the stampings and filigree components typical of American tool and die houses in the 19th and 20th centuries.

After discovering that many of these companies have ceased production, I decided, as a designer, to support these beautiful resources by utilizing their unique and increasingly rare designs in my work that I show at craft shows in and around Philadelphia.

Check me out. History and your great sense of style will love you for it!

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