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FABULOUS FINDS

Glorious Garnet

Last year, I took a super fun road trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, with my good friend and talented jewelry designer, Liz. Along the way, we found some fabulous hidden shops filled with all sorts of vintage treasures for sale. One of …

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The Hues of Hollycraft

Buying costume jewelry in the 1950s must have been rather difficult when it came to making a decision about what to buy. There were many choices with so much of it well made and incredibly beautiful! An abundance of vibrant, striking colors …

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Jewels by Juliana

It was 2009 when I began the fun and exciting journey of collecting vintage costume jewelry to use for repurposing into rings, bracelets, and necklaces. During many of my searches for the most beautiful, sparkly pieces, I found myself being …

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The Cameo Craze

I first discovered the value of a cameo when I was given a pair of screwback cameo earrings that belonged to my grandmother. Sentimental value, that is. I had recently started my repurposing business, turning heirloom pieces of jewelry that …

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A Zeal for Cut Steel

I love good stories and, of course, shopping for vintage costume jewelry. On this particular day, I got a good dose of both. I had been wandering around at an antique show in Dallas for an hour or so when …

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Original by Robert

A couple of months ago, I attended two local antique shows that happened to be going on during the same weekend. Shopping for vintage jewelry is one of my most favorite things to do on the planet, so that definitely …

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The Mark of Miriam Haskell

I love spending a lazy afternoon at an old-fashioned town square, complete with charming boutiques, patio cafes, and of course, antique shops. I never know what I am going to find which makes it a bit of an adventure. It is such a treat to discover high quality …

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Spoiled by Milk Glass

I love wearing white. If you like to accessorize with jewelry as much as I do, you probably would, too. Any color of jewelry you choose to wear always looks great with your outfit. And you can never go wrong with …

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Wild About Weiss

My husband and I recently took a trip to Nashville to visit my family. Whenever we come to town, one of our traditions is to do a little antique shopping. This trip was no exception. We spent a whole day hunting for vintage costume …

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Vendôme

It is such a thrill when you venture out to a place you have never been before and come home with a beautiful, unique treasure. That is exactly what I experienced when I stopped by a mesmerizing thrift shop filled with a …

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Vintage Mexican Sterling Silver Jewelry

Are you the proud owner of any vintage Mexican sterling silver jewelry? Perhaps you are but do not even realize it! I recently purchased a pair of beautiful sterling silver and abalone 1930s or ’40s screwback earrings with something stamped on …

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The Treasured History of Czech Glass

During one of my regular weekend vintage jewelry shopping excursions, I met an antique dealer selling the most beautiful, brightly colored glass buttons. I had never seen anything quite like these before. If I notice something unique and vintage that …

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Judy Lee

I must admit, I have a serious passion (addiction) for vintage costume jewelry. Whenever there is an antique show anywhere in the area, I drop everything and go! I especially enjoy taking road trips to find antique shops off the …

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An Appreciation for Amethyst

The new year is already flying by so quickly! It is now February…the month symbolizing love and romance colored in red, pink, and purple…or amethyst, its traditional birthstone. Amethyst is a violet variety of the mineral, quartz. When manganese is …

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The Northern Lights of Costume Jewelry

Have you ever had the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis? If you have been on a trip to Alaska, Canada, or Norway where they occur most frequently, you may very well have seen them …

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