Crystal Rhinestones & Fantasy Jewelry
With Richard Bradley
Richard Bradley always had a fascination, as far back as he remembers, with jewelry and all things sparkly. In his teenage years he started collecting vintage costume jewelry and his natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design he began working in jewelry design houses that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s in Providence, RI, once known as the costume jewelry capital of the world. The old and lost techniques he learned from some of the industries original innovators inspired Richard to create a vast and diverse collection of handmade jewelry and decorative items.
Free and open to the public.