The Brooch & Bangle

Address: Mason, OH
Phone: (513) 238-1941
Vendor Since: 2016

Products We Sell:
I create one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry (necklaces, earrings, bangles, brooches).  My original designs are inspired by the gemstones and beads I use.  As a silversmith, I love hand-working sterling, copper, and brass into my designs.

About Us:
Cincinnati,OH-based online jewelry store. New Artisan jewelry and Vintage pieces—Brooches, Bangles, Necklaces, Earrings.
The Brooch & Bangle inspires women to tell their unique story with jewelry that complements their personal style. When designing jewelry, founder and owner Margaret Kastner says, “Our customer dresses confidently because she knows what styles and colors work for her. She sees jewelry as an extension of her personality and something to have fun with. She has created her own style.”
The Brooch & Bangle offers jewelry for jeans casual, business casual, and special occasions. Often, pieces work well across occasions. Margaret offers an example: “The Fire Polished Czech Glass and Bronze Necklace works beautifully on a turtleneck sweater with slacks for work. Later, put a jean jacket over the sweater for a casual get together with friends.”

Meet the Artisans
Margaret A. Kastner
I am a vintage jewelry collector, and more recently a metalsmith, designing and fabricating my own jewelry designs. I am also on the road to get my certification as a Colored Stone Graduate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
As a little girl, I would try on my mother’s costume jewelry – she had shoe boxes-full of it – from the 1950s, -60s and -70s. Rhinestones, pearls, and enamels. She told the best stories of college sorority parties, and the gowns and jewelry she wore. Those stories left a lasting impression. Over time, I began collecting many pieces of my own, through estate sales and auctions.
So after a 27 year I.T. career, I decided to follow my passion for jewelry full time.

Christine W. Sanders
Since my retirement from teaching high school art, I have found that the challenge of working with a variety of semi-precious stones and metals has fulfilled my innate urge to create beauty.
The focus of my one-of-a-kind jewelry is on the materials used – stones, metals, crystals, etc.- rather than on a complicated pattern or design that might distract from the beauty of the components. The resultant sophistication of the jewelry enhances and creates a focal point for the wearer’s attire instead of dominating it.
It is my hope that all of these pieces will be worn with the pleasure and pride of knowing that you alone have the one-of-a-kind jewelry that you are wearing.

Production Practices
Handmade jewelry and accessories.