Friday, October 30, 2009

Go Green! Recycle Vintage Jewelry Supplies

Go green! Recycle found vintage findings and beads into your own unique jewelry designs. These components were all made in the USA back in the 1970's when quality was as important as design. A truly special and unique way to design jewelry!

I specialize in high quality genuine vintage findings, beads and Swarovski crystal. I also carry many rare enameled brass pieces, which are so hot right now, but increasingly difficult to find. This gorgeous peice is an example, and in very limited supply.

I hunt old warehouses that have bought out long defunkt costume jewelry houses. One of my stock lines is Banana Bob: a high end costume jewelry line from the 70's. The warehouse I buy from purchased all of the Banana Bob stock when they went out of business. The pieces I obtain are not found anywhere else, and often I purchase the entire lot of a piece I like. There's no more to purchase - so if you like something I suggest you grab it. When they are gone, they are gone!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Twilight Movie and Vintage Jewelry

Twilight inspired vintage jewelry. It's the biggest vampire thing since "Dark Shadows" back in the 70's. Well, darn, now you all know how old I am....and the girls love to wear Twilight inpired jewelry.

Anyways! I have had several designers buy certain vintage supply items I've offered en mass, to create Twilight inspired jewelry. And they are selling it like it's on fire. The movie's star Bella, as well as her friends wears awesome vintage pieces in the movie, and it's the biggest craze since the mood ring. (Again, my age....)

Most specifically, turquoise cabs and large cab settings. It's Bella's signature look, and I couldn't be more pleased. Some of these shops can't even keep up with the demand!

Here are some pictures of what you can create for your favorite "Twilight" fan, or yourself with vintage pieces. I haven't finished the pieces, but you get the drift. The look is elegant and timeless, and makes a bold statement. After all, what self respecting vampire doesn't want to have a great sense of style????

They are to "die" for :))
You can find the pieces in both my Etsy and Artfire shops!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vintage Findings and Beads..OH MY!

Well, I'm finally back! So sorry for being gone so long, life just got in the way. But during all this time I was still hunting and buying vintage treasures for all of you clever designers. I have a room full of new pieces, and have been working 24/7 to get them listed on Etsy and Artfire for you to take a look at.  How about these awesome aqua blue cabochon links?? Can you say Twilight bracelet :)?

I'm still finding some coveted Banana Bob pieces, but they are very few and far between - they are almost all gone, especially the enameled pieces. I now buy all the remaining stock when I do find a piece, so at least I have what's left to offer to you. It's like finding treasure when I locate any!

Here are some wonderful examples of some great pieces I have found from my warehouse finds. Gorgeous vintage Banana Bob and cool copper beadcaps. And, for fun, a funky retro brass ring with a huge flower setting. Imagine the possibilities - what fun!

Blog Contest: Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my new items and you'll be entered to win a surprise packet of vintage goodies!  Hint - it will include some Swarovski crystal :). Winner announced 11/12/09.