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    Posted 2 years ago

    racer4four
    (571 items)

    A quick whip around of some recent finds!
    1. A marked Mexican silver and abalone shell dragonfly; an attractive fly with a faux fire opal thorax and garnet glass head; and a nice blue spider on a golden web. I think the two brassy ones are possibly Czech in origin. No marks on them.
    2. All unmarked (that I bothered to see). A pewter leaf; a nicely layered golden wire spray; a faux pearl inside a textured boomerang on a wire crescent thingy.
    3&4. An unmarked set, well soldered. The centres appear to be plastic and are greener in real life than the photos show. The brooch is less green than the earrings. Surrounded by ABs and a bit of black enamel thrown in. I have no idea of age, but am thinking 50s.
    Any info from the enlightened and informed will be gladly received!

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    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Just look at all these beauties !! My favorites are the dragonfly with it's gorgeous abalone shell, The leaf pin, and the brooch with the pearl ! :)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      They're all GREAT Karen!! But, the insects, in pic #1, are just outstanding!!!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Ken, and so quick off the mark are you boys!
      I really like the pearl brooch too, it's such a great shape.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Speedy Scott! I love an insect brooch too :))
      Thanks!
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      I especially like the bugs-so cute!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
      These a are all wonderful Karen ...I'm with Ken I love the dragonfly and the other insects as well. Even the creepiest crawly becomes a work of art in jewelry. :)
    7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Great find, love the dragonfly :-)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Bzz BZZ!!!!
      Lovely finds, Karen!
      Of course I'm partial for the insects...;-)
    9. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Ooh Karen these are all gorgeous and very original, love them - the abalone dragonfly is a pearly beauty, the pretty spider in web so creative, the leaves all flowing, and I agree the lovely rhinestone-framed circle set is probably 50s & a true antique - well done!
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      What a glorious find, these beauties need to be kept as they are, priceless !!~
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      These are wonderful...
      My thrift stores are horrible..
      In fact one has a sign outside that says "VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY".
      I went in and walked right out:(
      Karen, are these yard sale luckies, or thrift?
    12. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Karen my favorites are the purple bug and the gold wire spray and of course your green set :-) Nice! Yes, where did you find them? My thrift stores rarely have good vintage, or maybe I just get up to late. LOL.
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Each Picture has Beautiful pieces - Very Nice grouping, and pics
    14. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks MrsT , Mike, Mani and Pascale. It seems the bugs are a hit!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jenni, glad you found some to love, and thanks also for the date on the set!
      Maybe I'm getting better at judging stuff :)
    16. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Phil, I will wear some but the rest will go in the big jewellery box, with friends.
      Thanks for the love and comment.
    17. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Most are from op shops Eileen, but it's a few months of collecting here so it's not like there is lots around. The two brass insects were from a collectibles market, so were not cheap cheap, but I love a bug so didn't mind the extra.
      Glad you found some to love. Thanks!!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      See above Val. Costume jewellery here is not common really, so it takes some searching, and we rarely have the range you guys have access to, even on auction sites.I was lucky to find the silver dragonfly for a good price, usually the op shops put lots of zeros on anything marked!
    19. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Rose. It's a bit of fun doing these posts!
    20. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Beautiful, unique pieces! I really like the dragonfly and the three brooches in the second photo!
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Love them all Karen, well done:-)
    22. Poire Poire, 2 years ago
      All so beautiful!!
    23. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      I just couldn't come here without stopping in to say hey and what the you know, do I see??? a flippin dragonfly!?! OMG I love that! He or she is sooo freakin cool! I bought a cheap one because I couldn't find one I like that I could afford. Mine isn't even silver. Yours is totally awesome! I haven't even looked at your other pieces! haha I consider the dragonfly my animal spirit totem! yep, he's sooo cool! Miss you girl! xoxo
    24. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      I had to come back and see this gorgeous dragonfly again!!! Still here! lol xoxo
    25. raven3766 raven3766, 1 year ago
      I love brooches and the first 3 are my favorites!
    26. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      What raven3766 said...

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