Here is and offering of my work in Austrian crystal, or what is more traditionally referred to as rhinestone, yes they are one in the same! Both terms refer to a faceted stone made of glass with a high lead content (lead crystal) and a mirrored or “foiled” backing. The Austrian Crystal jewelry in this collection was made using the “hand laid” technique. Invented in the 1930’s, this process involves laying the individual set stones face down into a “mud pan” and carefully soldering them together by hand. Each piece is made one at a time, from start to finish, and has my signature on the back as an assurance of its uniqueness.