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Since 2009, Christine Stoll has been creating jewelry and small gifts using vintage materials, images, and found objects, and recently began dabbling in the world of paper collage. She relishes the time spent running her hands through bins of vintage buttons, digging through old jars of vintage hardware at flea markets and estate sales, and leafing through her collection of vintage dictionaries, photos, patterns, and encyclopedias.
It all started after Christine's Grandma Kathy passed away in 2005 and bequeathed her amazing collection of beads, buttons, broken costume jewelry, and jewelry-making tools. Before her grandma passed, she said she was coming back as robin in her afterlife. You will find robins and other birds in many of Christine's creations. Her jewelry incorporates her love of vintage with a mix of modern – inspired by Grandma Kathy.
Christine works out of a shared studio in Issaquah, Washington. You can find her work in shops around the Seattle area and beyond, and on Etsy. A portion of proceeds is donated to ovarian cancer research in memory of her grandma.