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Poor Sparrow is a Columbus-born jewelry line that was started by Katie Guagenti in 2009. Katie designs and constructs each piece using a mix of vintage and modern materials. She uses vintage chains and old brass elements, antique parts and new raw gemstones to create pieces that have a vintage-meets-modern look.  She also rescues vintage dead stock jewelry so it can be worn and loved again.

Katie has a degree in Apparel Product Development from Ohio State University. She currently resides in Merion Village, Columbus, OH.  She loves to collect vintage bottles and books, go antique shopping, and hang out with her husband, Tim and their crazy cats, Lu and Walter. She can also be found with her very large family – she is the youngest of seven siblings. She also has fifteen amazingly awesome nieces and nephews.