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I love to research old stuff, to hear the stories, to buy old stuff (of course). My favorites: old plastic jewelry, Native American, advertising graphics, the odd ugI love to research old stuff, to hear the stories, to buy old stuff (of course). My favorites: old plastic jewelry, Native American, advertising graphics, the odd ugly thing that makes me laugh out loud immediately when I see it....bird stuff, sewing supplies & fabric, old pottery and glass - in a nut shell! (Read more)


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Brushed silver domed bracelet & more 1950's-60's examples - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1950's Coro silvertone bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Monet 50's/60's bracelet in a revival 40's rococo style - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Silvertone machine disc bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Rail  & mesh silvertone 50's-60's bracelets - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Machine age 50's-60's Marino silvertone bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Aqua carved celluloid beads from 1930's  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Brown & cream carved celluloid necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Orange carved celluloid necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Salmon and bone color celluloid necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. Beautiful color coordination of your collection. Love it!
  2. So beautiful! I love handmade nonsymmetrical items. This is really pretty!
  3. You have a beautiful collection - in just 4 years? Thank you for sharing.
  4. Carven is a French design house.
  5. Sea urchin!
  6. Nice quality and Avon does a good job. Just saw one on ebay.
  7. Nice! I believe the links are shell and the half-moon is horn. Probably late 60's-70's. Very pretty.
  8. Wow how amazing! It's really lovely. What a find!
  9. Burma, Thailland, Vietnam or Cambodia maybe? I can't come up w/exact examples. Very pretty.
  10. My favorite is the 3rd - wow!
  11. I agree w/Amber.
  12. Very pretty! I see some matching items to your bracelets.
  13. Thank you racer - it is really great. I love the way it was made from one piece and fabricated (folded and formed?) It's a very bracelet and probably my favorite non-sterling item.
  14. Can't wait to see what you post from this tangle.
  15. Thank you for the love: Sean, nuts, sara, phil, agh, Kerry, tom, mike and newtimes!
  16. What do you mean cured? This is beautiful. The color is so delicate.
  17. Thank you Newtimes. It's pretty neat. Thanks to all for the love: kevin, agh, tom, mike, nuts and phil!
  18. Hi Phil - I know I'm coming in last on this discussion. I have her book on her favorite jewelry.
  19. There is a very good cameo collector on CW. Maybe she will help. I know you've heard this before. Shots of the back help too...
  20. Thanks agh, kevin and nuts for your love!
  21. Thank you Phil - they are.
  22. Thanks tom - they are out there and can be fairly cheap because they look new but sellers don't recognize. But you will know when you handle them. Old costume jewelry is very different - we collectors...
  23. Thank you tom and mani!
  24. Thank you Printsid! So beautiful there, could not take a good picture. Think how much damage I could do w/a REAL camera.
  25. thank you agh, tom and sean!
  26. Thank you Sean!
  27. Thank you agh!
  28. Thank you for the fast loves: nutsabotas6, agh and kevin.
  29. Thanks Amber - yes, channeling Wonder Woman - strong, aggressive? My biker friends love them but so do my musician friends who are mostly the exact opposite!
  30. What a great score and you deserve it! When we spend so much freaking $$$$ it is a real treat to get the bargain. Probably keeps us addicted to the hunt. I plan to visit my relatives in May in your...
  31. I didn't go to the Zsolnay museum in Pecs because I was so tired that day. A big mistake.
  32. I think it is 1950's or 60's based on the style of the bead cap and the simple treatment of the eyepin. If you can take a picture of the back I could tell you more. Very pretty.
  33. I'm hungry!
  34. Hi Pam! Vintage bead necklaces are my downfall too. I think these might not be as old as you hope. Here's why - most old 1900's bead necklaces were bigger and handknotted w/cotton thread between beads...
  35. Bohemia is Czechoslovakia in the old 1900's jewelry world of glass beads! Really gorgeous.
  36. I'm not sure how I missed this! If you can please retake your pictures. Beautiful! I think this is from Bohemia or Germany based on the clasp and the green glass saucer beads. Ivory colored beads are...
  37. Yes - they wake me up about the time I should be getting up: 7:30. I hope they keep coming by.
  38. Thanks PNG! Your explanation of this photo sounds the truest.
  39. Thank you Verontique - to think a simple spice jar could have been so pretty.
  40. Hey Aim - wow, $54. - but to be fair that one was a lamp too. Mine isn't. Man the shipping must have been as much....hee hee! Attwood I hope you are having a wonderful time! Vintagefran - than...
  41. By the way Nadia - thank you for visiting and loving all these necklaces.
  42. Sorry. Chico's is a chain store. They cater to fashionable, arty middle-age women. Lots of color, loose fit - not cheap. And they also sell costume jewelry, most of it mass produced in China but w/et...
  43. Lise these are really pretty! I love old glass necklaces.
  44. Betty these are gorgeous! I don't have many over 25mm - only 6 I think. Yours are great. Love the Pierrot and mahjong too. Vmode - I counted 30 bakelite spacer bracelets 6mm plus and 55 bangles fro...
  45. I just saw this pin on Rubylane - $145 asking price.
  46. The colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
  47. Thanks Sara - I have never heard of antimony!
  48. Yes, I agree - an amazing collection. When I have more time I plan to enjoy and comment on everyone! Just lovely - thank you for sharing and your research.
  49. Thank you for this great research! What a gorgeous collection!
  50. Pretty - yes a classic. I don't think you can do anything to those stems. See how this pin back looks different from your Pierot items? I hope you wear it!
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Arts & Crafts French gold and silver penannular brooch c. 1880 Vintage stone necklace 1960's painted wood and glass beads from Japan? SWIRLED IRIDESCENT VASE Asian, Native American or WHAT is this doll? Some of My Prince Albert Pocket Tins. Cabinet card of youngster with a Winchester Czech glass place card holder


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