Brookolie

Only spectacular jewelry handmade & found in Morocco.

117 Sales

Brookolie

Only spectacular jewelry handmade & found in Morocco.

117 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(27)

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

Please join me on my favorite social network @ https://www.facebook.com/brookolie

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!

Announcement

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

Please join me on my favorite social network @ https://www.facebook.com/brookolie

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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Living the possibilities...

I'm a lifelong urbanite and for nearly that long an artist and jewelry maker who has recenlty abandoned tantalizing bead shops, estate sales, thrift stores and souks for the immense beauty of living in an extremely natural environment here in the High Altas Mountains of Morocco. To my amazement and amusement, now when I walk away from my workbench, I am still surrounded by gemstones finding amazonite, agate, turquoise, silicas, fossils and many other gemstones literally outside my front door. The inspiration never stops- I love it and I live it.

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Last updated on 16 May, 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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Returns and exchanges
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.