Alexa Ritterhoff's Profile
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…
- Joined March 17, 2009