valentino97

California Riviera

I love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales in the 60's so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting I love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales in the 60's so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry and vintage clothes and accessories. I look at this most recent picture of me and I see my Grandpa - oh boy. The M by the road? It's a pull out spot for narrow roads in Iceland. Happy Hunting friends! (Read more)

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Last of the 3-D Acyrlic bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
6  thin red Acyrlic bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
More 3-D bangles - I call them Digital designs - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Acrylic or ??? bangles w/metallic foil layers - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Early Lucite bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Navajo J. Woolsey inlay cuff from the 1960's - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Black jet beads restrung from loose bag o'beads - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Happy V-day early: Red bakelite clips: 1940's-50's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
2 carved bakelite brooches - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked copper cuff and earrings from the 50's or 60's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thanks for this link. Maybe it's over-dyed and carved celluloid. I'm not sure. How wide is it and what is the opening please? Could it be Northeast Indian design? I'll keep looking. Maybe it is a tour...
  2. It depends on the critter. Horn can be very lightweight. Using a loop, you can see stripes or ridges.
  3. Love, love, love this! Spring is on the way at the nutsabotas6 residence :-)
  4. Love these! I have a bunch of these too, but not your designs. Love the widest green one.
  5. I think this is horn. It reminds me of South Pacific designs. New Guinea, Somoa or Fiji? Again, I've never seen this in all my years of looking for plastics.
  6. It looks like horn to me. Never come across this before. I love seeing new things!
  7. Is pressed amber to amber like cultured pearls are to pearls? Love all these by the way!
  8. Love the dangles, pretty design!
  9. The bird with nest and crane are wonderful :-)
  10. Kyra and Ken: Yes, the striped one is pretty great. I saw one online for $30 (what???) I won't even pay that for most of my nicest bakelite bangles unless they are carved. Thank you friends for lov...
  11. The same design as red (in butterscotch) just sold online for 3x what I paid last month for these 2. DARN it! I only need a yellow yolk or butterscotch pin and I'll finally shut up about these. Tha...
  12. Thanks Ken - yes! Altho I love big honkin gaudy bracelets too, these are favorites when I'm in a quieter mood (ha ha!) Thanks friends for loving these translucent beauties: Kevin, Peggy, Ivonne, M...
  13. Kyra - yes the "weave and color" patterns are similar. Ken - thank you, my favorites! Thanks friends for loving these layered "digital" bangles: Kevin, Thomas, Peggy, Judy, Ivonne, Mike, Bonnie...
  14. Kyra - Thanks I love these red ones! I wear them with thin striped Lucite I've posted before at work because they're quiet. I love my clunky bakelite but because my job is physical I'm afraid I'll bum...
  15. Thanks Kyra - I have about a dozen or so of the old 1/8" glass ones, and yes they were made small and a few broke on my wrist while wearing them. I think those were 50's-60's. After that made in plast...
  16. Thank you Mani, Bonnie and Kevin for your loves :-)
  17. I love bird in hand idea! Great display prop and lovely brooch :-)
  18. I really love this cuff. It is in perfect condition. As you know I prefer geometric lines (art deco, moderne themes). I love the colors too. Great to hear from you!
  19. Very pretty! I don't like that soak solution either. And you're right sterling loves to be worn. That's a sure way to naturally shine it up! Really lovely!
  20. Nice and I love your BUGGGG book too!
  21. I agree so pretty! Gives me an idea to make a felt or suede back brooch like this! Love the colors!
  22. Thanks gatherer! I love them and have them displayed on top a wall unit so I can see them now as I write you :-) Thanks again Share - but your's is so much nicer than mine. The leather can dry out...
  23. Not sure about the handbag but it would work for me because I love 70's rock! my teen time. And, I really loved the disco qiana polyester wrap dresses in the 70's and early 80's - I'm sorry, I loved ...
  24. Dam, we can't talk about commerce on this website. LOL. Look at my profile, I'll post an email address.
  25. A rockabilly gal would add this to her ensemble on a night out! I love it! To me, this is defined as vintage: could be worn to hear rockabilly or old jazz or 70's rock! Share I'm going out to hear...
  26. I believe she was Bettie Mae Page. And what a beauty she was! As far as the classifications of "rockabilly or Bettie Page" - I think they are the same. The crowd that likes this item will know. I love...
  27. I LOVE THIS!! I have a pierced 2-color tooled leather handbag but not nearly as fantastic as yours. Definitely Rockabilly chick chic. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/86566-tooled-leather-ba...
  28. I hoped you would say - Val - you should have this jar :-)
  29. Agree, cooking with cast iron skillets is pretty darn good. I'm making a Kashmir curry (veggies, potatoes, chicken!) right now in my lame Teflon pans. It will still be good but could be better with be...
  30. But no rockabilly purses?
  31. I look forward to seeing the handbags. I don't think NA items will have jet. It's probably onyx. I am very bummed out when I got this bag o'beads there were 2 long beautiful pyramid beads which so...
  32. Lentilka - at first I didn't know but - pneu as in "tire tread"? It does look like that! I think you and I have some nice bracelets, but I can't find any info online. Maybe they are as old as 1960's, ...
  33. Share - thank you - yes, I loved your posting of those beads. Look forward to seeing your newest purses.
  34. Thanks Share - how are you? I will never be done right? Crap!! I have to stop this obsession.....LOL. I just found a butterscotch pin online and am trying not to buy it. If they were coral, the value ...
  35. Gorgeous! Ivonne was on it!
  36. Lentilka - yes, the bangles are wearable and better made than current costume. 50c - that's a great price to pay :-)
  37. I just saw these beads that were described as spatter, confetti, trade - I think they are from India. The bracelet is like one I posted. I think it's a nice resin. My guess from the quality of the...
  38. These are gorgeous! I agree love the 2nd one.
  39. I don't know! I haven't come across this example. I love it though :-)
  40. Isn't old copper beautiful?!
  41. Love Lucite!! I just tried to share a malachite Taxco bracelet to your recent post. I love that post - trio of lovely green and silver.
  42. https://www.etsy.com/listing/480360257/vintage-sterling-silver-taxco-mexico-and? Sorry if the above link doesn't work. A wonderful 3 stone malachite and sterling bracelet that would look great in y...
  43. I didn't post any more pictures after this. Now...I think I'm ready to, they are my photos after all. I promise not to be a whiner. I'll just post beautiful pictures.
  44. Thanks everyone for loving these pictures. My boyfriend of 13 years disappeared after this post. I was devastated. He is alive out there but is angry about something from this trip, or just angry with...
  45. I thought aurora crystal beads were from the 1960's.
  46. Nice! Is it mostly blue or more like the pix in #3? And, I love it!
  47. Gorgeous cover! Please share more pictures, I love what you've shared here!
  48. Thanks Thomas!! Yes, I agree - serenity here!
  49. My gosh - I love red and these are so gorgeous!
  50. Is it a cookie jar? I am rarely envious - but I really love this jar - my favorite colors and earthy theme (nutty theme?) :-)
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(Monet) (c) 1990s  silver metal long chain Stirling silver ring with green stone no identifying mark except no.925, #925 sterling silver earrings with a pale purple stone.

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