I like to call myself “Chief Jewelry Engineer” of Christine Stoll Jewelry. Since 2009, I’ve been devising, designing, and creating jewelry using repurposed and vintage materials. I relish the time I spend running my hands through bins of vintage buttons and digging through old jars of vintage hinges and hardware at flea markets. Vintage dictionaries, photos, and encyclopedias provide endless hours of entertainment as I use the images and words to create resin pendants to complement found objects.
It all started after my Grandma Kathy passed away in 2005. She left me her amazing collection of beads, buttons, broken costume jewelry, and jewelry-making tools. My jewelry incorporates my love of vintage with a mix of modern – inspired by Grandma Kathy.
I sell my wares online, at local arts and craft shows, and in shops around the Seattle area. A portion of proceeds from my jewelry sales is donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in memory of my grandma.