Chicago based jewelry designer; Motor city born and bred. Inspired by the hunt for the
antique, Broad Street is a collection of one of a kind jewelry, created out of
items salvaged from the local Chicago thrift. All elements are stripped of
their original identity and woven into an assemblages of fine art.
Broad Street gathers inspiration from mythology, religion and folklore of lost civilizations
and past lives. The notion of the amulet, an object intended to protect and
bring good luck to the wearer, and the ways in which pharaohs, kings and queens
were buried in jewelry fascinates the obsession of turning a simple charm into a shield of armour.
Broad Street’s maven, Sara Bradstreet, studied traditional metalsmithing and
textiles, weaving, dying and crocheting metals into fibers. Minoring in Art
History, her jewelry is a combination of her love from telling old stories,
traditional craftsmanship and unique self expression. Sara lives on the
northside of Chicago with her rescued Shar Pei named Glory.