Brookolie

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Announcement    Hey Fellow Beauty Lovers, After more than 10 years of Etsying, their current biz practices are crushing me. Etsy is no longer small-biz friendly so I'm moving along.
Come visit my shop in Morocco or have a look at my site, just search Brookolie.
BIG thanks for all the support. Xx

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Last updated on Dec 29, 2022

Hey Fellow Beauty Lovers, After more than 10 years of Etsying, their current biz practices are crushing me. Etsy is no longer small-biz friendly so I'm moving along.
Come visit my shop in Morocco or have a look at my site, just search Brookolie.
BIG thanks for all the support. Xx

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Brooke Benoit

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About Brookolie

Sales 253
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 February 2, 2023
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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