Brookolie

Curated Special Vintage Moroccan Jewelry

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Announcement    An eclectic collection of original and found adornment with one element in common—it’s all Brookolie. ~Artisan adornment by Brooke Benoit

Tumbling along from the coasts of San Francisco to New York to Alaska and Morocco, I have gathered beautiful beads and other bits that I make one of a kind jewelry and arty assemblages with. Recently I have moved my listings from Ebay over here to Etsy --to where I was spending all my money on homemade love--(you can find my ratings under the member id woodandwool).

My current pieces are sparkle and luster filled with Moroccan and Amazigh / Berber antique & new sterling silver beads and pendants, Karen Hill Tribe Thai and Bali Silver, my old favorites, like smoky topaz and ametrine quartz, colorfully dense lapis and chrysocolla, chalcedony, carnelian, turquoise and jaspers, and lots of random little treasures that catch the eye.

**My son, who has been art and crafting with me since his arrival straight into a sling, has recently caught the e-commerce bug and is listing his nature and Waldorf inspired accessories here too!

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2021

An eclectic collection of original and found adornment with one element in common—it’s all Brookolie. ~Artisan adornment by Brooke Benoit

Tumbling along from the coasts of San Francisco to New York to Alaska and Morocco, I have gathered beautiful beads and other bits that I make one of a kind jewelry and arty assemblages with. Recently I have moved my listings from Ebay over here to Etsy --to where I was spending all my money on homemade love--(you can find my ratings under the member id woodandwool).

My current pieces are sparkle and luster filled with Moroccan and Amazigh / Berber antique & new sterling silver beads and pendants, Karen Hill Tribe Thai and Bali Silver, my old favorites, like smoky topaz and ametrine quartz, colorfully dense lapis and chrysocolla, chalcedony, carnelian, turquoise and jaspers, and lots of random little treasures that catch the eye.

**My son, who has been art and crafting with me since his arrival straight into a sling, has recently caught the e-commerce bug and is listing his nature and Waldorf inspired accessories here too!

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About Brookolie

Sales 165
On Etsy since 2011

Living The Possibilities

I'm a lifelong urbanite, for nearly that long an artist and jewelry maker, who has abandoned tantalizing bead shops, estate sales, thrift stores, and overnight shipping for the immense beauty of living on the Atlantic Coast of Southern Morocco.

As much as I can find them (I love a treasure hunt!) I use recycled materials, such as handmade sterling silver, glass and upcycling vintage pieces, I also purchase fair trade items from local sellers and Sub-Saharan African traders.

I've fallen in love with the workmanship of the different styles of silversmithing here in Morocco - Tuaregs of the Sahara, Amazigh in the south and the High Atlas Mountains, and Jewish styles of the North. Sometimes I find pieces that have traveled here from Kuchi jewelry-makers in Afghanistan, Bali, foreign Kabyle styles and other surprises.

And maybe most importantly: I'm so happy to announce that three of my children have joined me in this passion as makers, buyers and photographers for the Brookolie shop. I am now the proud mama owner of a family business!

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  • Brooke Benoit

    Owner, Creator, Curator

    A jewelry designer for 20+ years, I'm happiest with my fire and stones, watching magic happen to make the prettiest little things for you and your loved ones.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2015
About My Materials:
All stones are 100% genuine and semi-precious. Maybe some are dyed, like the delicious Candy Jade and maybe some are reconstituted like some corals, which I am not buying anymore do to my new improved understanding of ecobead buying. I try to avoid lab created gems, though sometimes they are too irresistible and if I use them or anything else unusual in a piece, like bones, nuts, wool, silk or glass--I'm sure to put that info in the listings.

The silver I use is mostly sterling Balinese sterling made in Bali or India, and Fair Trade Moroccan Sterling. I also use Karen Hill Thai silver, which at 99% silver content has a higher silver content than the 92.5% of sterling and is so pretty and bright! The ear wires and wrapping wires are always sterling. Most necklaces and bracelets are strung on a nylon coated stainless steel professional beading wire, but I will state if they are strung on other material. The gold I use is either 14k gold-fill or Vermeil gold plate on sterling silver.

The thing about beads is that they tumble. I buy my supplies from a variety of sources, most of whom I trust, but occasionally I will buy something fantastic from a beady-eyed seller. Even if I'm told that something is "Moroccan" or "old" or "Bedouin" or whatnot, I'm just a bead lover, not a historian or anything fancy--so please don't hesitate to ask if my listing has not satisfied your need-to-know.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I have yet to have anything be received damaged in the mail--my years of being the shipping person in an art and craft gallery have left me very fastidious--but sizing can sometimes be tricky. Please ask if you are unsure of measurements and how that all works. I will take back regular shop items two weeks after you receive them. I generally don't take back custom orders. There is a 10% restocking fee and I don't reimburse any shipping fees. That said, as of May 2015 I have yet to have an item returned ;)
Shipping
I've been regularly using postal services since I became a penpal way back in the early 1980's and have been blessed to have very, very few bad experiences--including all the international shipping I have done in and out of Morocco. About 30% of all Etsy sales use international shipping and Etsy confers that they have very, very few problems. I only use registered mail to further reduce the chances of incidents.

Once payment is cleared, your package should get into your hands within two to four weeks. Faster service isn't really available, so please don't mind the pace-- think of it as leisurely and worth the wait.