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Hello, I'm Rachael Brooke Winkley and I’ve been hawking my handcrafted jewelry work since 1998 at art fairs, retail shows and wholesale to stores and galleries. I've taught jewelry making classes at bead shops, galleries and art centers, too. In June 2010, I created my Vintage Metals Collection which features jewelry hand cut from antique, vintage or simply second-hand tea, candy & tobacco tins; aluminum kitchenware; and other metal objects. I also make the ear wires & clasps from 100% recycled sterling silver wire. I've always enjoyed the challenge of reusing objects in my work and home life, but the vintage tin jewelry is the most fun I've had doing it.

My boyfriend, Guy, and I are flea market and estate sale junkies. I'm always in search of tins and he's a passionate fountain pen collector and user. My daughter, Bella, also loves the thrill of thrifting and has become an expert haggler. Of…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 11
  • Joined November 24, 2009

Favorite materials

scrap metal and copper wire, old tins, vintage buttons especially glass or with rhinestones, sterling silver

About

Hello, I'm Rachael Brooke Winkley and I’ve been hawking my handcrafted jewelry work since 1998 at art fairs, retail shows and wholesale to stores and galleries. I've taught jewelry making classes at bead shops, galleries and art centers, too. In June 2010, I created my Vintage Metals Collection which features jewelry hand cut from antique, vintage or simply second-hand tea, candy & tobacco tins; aluminum kitchenware; and other metal objects. I also make the ear wires & clasps from 100% recycled sterling silver wire. I've always enjoyed the challenge of reusing objects in my work and home life, but the vintage tin jewelry is the most fun I've had doing it.

My boyfriend, Guy, and I are flea market and estate sale junkies. I'm always in search of tins and he's a passionate fountain pen collector and user. My daughter, Bella, also loves the thrill of thrifting and has become an expert haggler. Of course, she has the power of big blue eyes and 9 year old charm to back her up. We live in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Milwaukee in the upper flat of an Arts & Crafts duplex.

For more information on upcoming shows, brick and mortar stores, and about me, please visit my website: http://www.rachaelbrooke.com

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