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About five years ago I stumbled upon a shop that sold the most interesting jewelry made with a variety of vintage components. Instant captivation! From that time I have had an obsession with vintage beads, brass, cabochons, cameos, the list continues.

Since joining Etsy I have branched out to include pieces with gold fill, sterling silver and gemstones. The Gilded Swallow was born. My goal is to create jewelry that is affordable, classic, but a bit different., something you would want to wear for a longtime. At The Gilded Swallow I strive to offer the same quality found at The Swallow's Tale which offers brass and many vintage components.

I have made a great effort find as many American made materials as possible. I am not always successful. But, 80% of the metals I use are American made. This means the price is a bit higher sometimes, and it also…

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  • Joined March 17, 2009

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silver gold gemstones

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About

About five years ago I stumbled upon a shop that sold the most interesting jewelry made with a variety of vintage components. Instant captivation! From that time I have had an obsession with vintage beads, brass, cabochons, cameos, the list continues.

Since joining Etsy I have branched out to include pieces with gold fill, sterling silver and gemstones. The Gilded Swallow was born. My goal is to create jewelry that is affordable, classic, but a bit different., something you would want to wear for a longtime. At The Gilded Swallow I strive to offer the same quality found at The Swallow's Tale which offers brass and many vintage components.

I have made a great effort find as many American made materials as possible. I am not always successful. But, 80% of the metals I use are American made. This means the price is a bit higher sometimes, and it also means my profits sometimes suffer. But, when you buy American products you are helping America keep her manufacturing jobs.

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