Barton DIY is a family-run craft jewelry supply shop located in Newport, RI. Helping you bring your designs to life with an extensive line of Swarovski crystals, vintage rhinestones, sew-on crystals, and the highest quality craft jewelry supplies on the market.
Barton DIY offers a vast collection of Swarovski crystals, sew-on crystals, empty cup chain jewelry components, craft jewelry tools, supplies, and vintage treasures you can’t find anywhere else. Our online shop includes tutorials, inspiration and behind the scenes history of the jewelry industry.
We are continuously inspired by companies that choose to manufacture in the USA and try to support them whenever possible! The small businesses we partner with offer invaluable knowledge, support, and friendship as we continue to grow.
We are dedicated to continuing to work with local businesses.
The jewelry industry has a rich history in Rhode Island. At its peak, 1 out of every 4 families earned a living in one of the more than 200 manufacturing companies. You can read more about the history of the jewelry industry in RI in our blog post.
Our collection of Swarovski crystals hand set in 4-hole settings started it all. One of the most frequently asked questions is “what type of machine do you use to set the crystals?” The answer is simple and has remained unchanged for the past ten years. Every crystal in a sew on setting has been lovingly set by hand in Rhode Island. Hand setting ensures a perfectly set crystal every time, the prongs won’t pop up and the crystals won’t jiggle around. The “Sew-On Crystal Shop” truly is the heart of our business.
Spoken best from a customer who uses the crystals to accessorize browbands for her horse Sierra “You are doing a great job setting those crystals - Sierra's forelock has not gotten snagged on a prong of any of them yet. That is a big achievement, normally hair snags like crazy on prongs like that. Having them set so well is what makes them so much more durable than the cheap crystal browbands that last only for a few wearings before crystals fall out. Kudos to you!”
MEET AMANDA & RYAN
Both born and raised on Aquidneck Island in RI, our family-run business is a huge part of who we are. Barton (Amanda’s middle name!) grew from a love of vintage, a passion for manufacturing in the United States, a little good luck and a lot of hard work. After buying and selling closeout lots from jewelry manufacturers across the country, we decided to start setting some of the vintage rhinestones in sew on settings and retailing them. We loved working with customers directly so much that we started a web site, expanded the lines of Swarovski crystal we carried, and Barton DIY was born (formerly Sew-On Crystals). Working with customers is still our favorite part of the business and we encourage you to reach out with questions big or small!
You can follow us on social media @bartondiy