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Elisabethan

Elisabethan

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I collect jewelry and my collecting field is wide due to the fact that I am very interested in jewelry history and how it can be seen in fashion, arcitecture and alsI collect jewelry and my collecting field is wide due to the fact that I am very interested in jewelry history and how it can be seen in fashion, arcitecture and also how jewelry fashion has evolved when times have changed. It is somewhat a democratic process as new materials made it possible to make less expensive jewelry that became afordable to a larger group. I collect all kinds of jewelry that I find special, afordable and wearable. I am not so fascinated by value of fine metals or stones as such, but much more drawn to what style it represents, era, coloreffects or meaning. My favourite era is around 1880-1930. But I will go beyond that for the right piece :) I only buy pieces I plan to wear as I think that is the whole point with jewelry - art to be worn and shown to others. So I am not creating a museum, instead I am creating a living jewelry exibition and every day - in my daily life - I show wear a piece of jewelry from my collection. I don't hesitate to lend my jewelry to family and close friends as long as they are careful with them. I love for others to see and learn more about vintage and antique jewelry because it sais something about the time it was created. Costume jewelry can be magnificent. Were I live vintage costume jewelry is not very saught after nor collected. So there really is not a lot of people, if any, to learn from here (I haven't found them). So when it comes to costume jewelry I really am at the beginning of my learningcurve. Hoping to learn more and to find interesting pieces. (Read more)

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Antique pressed glassbeads - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
What type of glass is this?  - Glasswarein Glassware
Midcentury european glassbead necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Art Deco Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Sterling Silver brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
West german vintage cascade glassbeads earclips  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Victorian micro mosaic brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage plastic necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Venetian Blown Glass Flower Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1920's glassbead necklace possibly from Bohemia, with the look of the design of the Neiger brothers jewelry.  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Post nr 2 today Moonglow lucite necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Ha ha Ms.ChrystalShip :) thank you very much! I do love them. They are a true find. I was sooo happy to find them. This weekend I plan to restring it and make it a longer necklace. Hope all is well wi...
  2. Thankyou Sean68! :)
  3. Maybe Valentino? I don't know what that is. Need to read about it. Thanks for input!
  4. What a nice and "thrilling" necklace! I really like it. I can't help you I'm afraid but by looking at your necklace I would also say it can absolutely have been made in the 50's and I would say it is ...
  5. Thankyou so much Racer4four! I am very happy :)
  6. Andreamv thankyou for your nice coment! I agree :) sometimes - quite often - it is.
  7. Thanks Valentino. I also like these soft frosted colors and how they blend together.
  8. Thankyou Valentino! Yes I must do that. Need to dwell on that a bit - which ones to use with these. Glad you find them that nice. I love them.
  9. Thankyou Celiene! They look very much alike even if I can't say for sure if they are exactly the same. The pattern can be felt when you touch it and yes the pattern is "frosted".
  10. Thank you very much jcscott!
  11. I am lost for words. Beautiful!
  12. So very beautiful!
  13. Thank you Ms.ChrystalShip :) buy some "new" ones !
  14. Thankyou Newfld:)
  15. Very beautiful!
  16. So very pritty and fun these are! Makes you happy to see them. Would look wonderful to even wear all of them together like if they were a happy bunch :) My favourite is the pink belly one holding the ...
  17. I love these! So happy, fun and beautiful they look! Great collection you have there.
  18. It is very beautiful! Amazing. Do you have a large window you could place it in? Or you need to move to a place with a fireplace :) I would never part from this if it was mine ha ha.
  19. Thank you keramikos for nice info! Yes I am being a bit victorian here :) admiring and keeping my sugareggs for years. I think I bought the small one or got it as a gift. I am sure it is at least 20 y...
  20. Dear friends, thanks for your help. I mark this as solved just realized I had missed doing that. :)
  21. So sweet they are - like you Jenni. Thanks for your easter greeting in my post. I answer here as well. Happy easter!
  22. Thank you Jennie that is so sweet of you! Happy easter to you as well. I have a day off today on my own so I am planting easter flowers and making wreaths to decorate with. I am enjoying myself that i...
  23. Thanks Newfld! Whish you the same although it is not a tradition I am familiar with :)
  24. So very beautiful!
  25. Thank you to all of you who have loved my brooch:)
  26. So very fab! Wonderful necklace. Would love to see the back of it as well.
  27. Thank you Jscott0363, Valentino97 and Newfld for your nice coments! It is difficult to catch the iridescence of the wings in the photos. The way the tiny scales catch and reflect the light is remarkab...
  28. Thanks RichmondLori! I agree but find it ok to reuse something old and beautiful.
  29. Thanks Ms.ChrystalShip!
  30. Thanks to everyone who noticed my brooch.
  31. Ok thank you Valentino. If you all see a w it must be a w :) even if it looks strange to me ha ha. Thanks for your coment Val. So most likely W Germany.
  32. Yes I agree :) Have a nice day/evening where ever you are in the world.
  33. Hair not hear :)
  34. AnythingObscure thanks! They are a little too much for me too but I am hoping for some extravagant parties ones corona is over :) I am thinking they might look a bit crazy cool if I put my hear up and...
  35. Ms.ChrystalShip sorry I only saw your coment here now. Yes I have also red that about the round pins but have also red that this type of round pin where the pin is one single piece on pads were made p...
  36. Very nice brooch. What a find!
  37. Thanks for you answer Ms.ChrystalShip. The 50's is my feeling too...
  38. They are all very nice. Where were they made?
  39. It is indeed a most splendid piece! Old Taxco silver at its best. I love love love LOVE this. Whish it was mine. Would wear it every day :)
  40. Lovely fruitmix you have there! Beautiful. My favourite is the green bubbly Apple. Great. You can taste how sour and fantastic it is. Wanna eat it :)
  41. What a wonderful brooch Newfld! I love how it is changeable. Lovely birds.
  42. Dear Valentino, thank you! Glad you see it to:) why I like it I mean. Yes I saw their rings as well. Very nice.
  43. Beautiful in everyway. You are so skilled!
  44. O this is really beautiful! I haven't been on cw for some time so there are lots of goodies for the eye to explore, this being one of them.
  45. And one more thing, have you seen that micromosaics are used in contemporary jewelry like the italian brand Le Sibille? It was news to me.
  46. Dear Newfld and Kyratango, thank you for your kind coments! Happy to hear it. I like the effect of the tesseraes that creates those round shapes in the middle of those things that stick out (sorry don...
  47. I have :) only to find it is a teapot - it can take it :) ha ha but I see what you mean. It is mostly a jewel on my shelf. Sitting there looking good :)
  48. No unfortunately not. I will keep you uppdaterad if I find an answer.
  49. Thankyou mp.kunst. In the text about the blue teapot the writer also think it looks a lot like Hertha Bengtsson but comes to the conclusion it is by Gunnar Nylund. In the discussion about the red ...
  50. Thanks keramikos! I love Hertha Bengtssons Blå eld. Very classy. I have held pieces of those and I agree there are similarities. But also differences.
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