Monday 16 March 2009

Vintage button packs

We have been buttoning it this week!!

Mark and I have been adding lots of packs of vintage buttons. All colours and styles in single quantities or larger amounts

The March issue of Button Lines arrived last week - The journal of the British Button Society. Full of interesting articles: cut steel and Suffragette buttons for collecting. If you collect or have an interest in buttons the society is well worth joining

Now have a growing mixture of antique and vintage buttons for sewing, embellishment, jewellery making, soft furnishing, craft projects and also some for collecting

Mustard Brown Buttons

White Feature Buttons

Monday 9 March 2009

Cleaning Jewellery With An Ultrasonic Cleaner

Jewellery picks up dirt from every day wear. A piece of jewellery may not look as though it has but often when you start to clean and see the results you realize that it was in need of a clean.

A few weeks ago, we brought a small ultrasonic cleaner. Having looked at them before and were not too convinced that they would clean better than by hand. But we saw this small model at a good price and thought we would give it a try.

Well we should have brought one before now. It brings jewellery up a treat. New looking and shiny.

The first sunflower brooch we tried to clean, we actually thought was gold plated and had been worn. This is the brooch - a sunflower - It came clean and looks like new

So now converted and slowly working our way through all our jewellery on our website

An ultrasonic cleaner works with ultrasonic waves through water. So not suitable for some pieces of jewellery but ideal for many rings, brooches, necklaces and chains. Bangles and bracelets.

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.