Tuesday 14 November 2017

It's our favourite time of the year again

Yes, it's our favourite time of the year again, Christmas. A time to indulge in a bit of Christmas cheer and dress up in my favourite vintage jewellery. We have just changed our cover photograph for a little Christmas one.

Yes, we are going to call it Christmas. Christmas, Christmas, Christmas - Traditionally so in the UK and will always be that.

A festive time of the year to wear sparkling jewellery - like a diamante vintage necklace at a Christmas party in your best frock. A rhinestone vintage bracelet in clear or red or back glass to add more sparkle to your special Christmas day outfit. Or a pair of dangling glittering vintage earrings to add a little panache to an otherwise boring occasion!!

Indulge yourself now ....

Friday 8 September 2017

Yeah A Little Vintage Necklace for Friday

Yeah, A Little Vintage Necklace For Friday.

Its early September and it is raining. The weather across the world is horrendous. So we have chosen a yellow bead vintage necklace from the 1950s, for our Friday treat. Below is our necklace image and a little bit of fun lettering added to it.

yellow bead vintage necklace 1950s
Yellow fixed bead necklace 1950s.

Forget the rain and wind. Just wear a little bead necklace today in a bright and cheerful colour. Then maybe we will have some better weather next week!!. This is a fabulous yellow resin bead piece with indentations around the beads filled with a reflected enamel coating. Well, that's what it looks like to me! It is of the fixed bead variety - i.e. that means the beads have been fused onto the string. It makes this beaded necklace quite durable and will wear very well. Ideal for those moms and grand moms that have small children grabbing the necklace.

We have many different vintage necklaces to showcase. From beads to chain and many are very unique featured on this blog post. 

wooden polished bead vintage necklace
Take a look at this vintage wooden bead necklace above. The beads are of polished natural wood. It has been hand knotted and is probably pre seventies of age.
Vintage pearl and glass beaded necklace 1960s
A 1960s vintage beaded necklace with a mixture of white faux pearls, glass beads in green, amber and gold onto three strands. Unsigned.
Vintage amber and black necklace 1980s in plastic
Unique 1980s vintage necklace in plastic. Dark colours of amber and black with beads and fringe detail. Unsigned.
1960s vintage mesh and rhinestone necklace
This is a vintage mesh and clear rhinestone necklace from the 1960s. Gold wire is meshed together and knotted design with an edging of glass stones. Unsigned.
Ciro pearl necklace vintage 1980s
Boxed two stranded faux pearl necklace with a rhinestone clasp. The clasp is in blue and clear glass stones. Unsigned but in it's original box with the Ciro logo on.
Milk Glass vintage necklace with ornate clasp.
A pretty Milk Glass beaded vintage necklace in white with an ornate clasp. The clasp has a glass cabochon that has a pink floral design on. Unsigned and dates to the 1960s. 
Pop It bead necklace 1950s
Rare 1950s Pop It bead necklace. The beads are pushed into each other and can be pulled apart to make a choker or two bracelets. Originally Pop It beads were made for adults, but quickly became popular with children and made into their own jewellery range.
1980s vintage turquoise necklace set
A statement 1980s necklace with matching clip earrings. Turquoise, purple and blue onto gold tone. Unsigned.
Vintage enamel pansy necklace by Exquisite

This is part of the Birthday range from Exquisite. A 1960s - 1970s vintage enamel necklace of pansy shaped links.  

Saturday 13 May 2017

Clip Earring addicts will love these

So clip on earring addicts will love these..

If you like dangling clip on earrings - then these Ikita earrings with clip backs are ideal. Available now. Round wheel design. We think looks a bit like an old cartwheel! With dangling bead detail Just right for a night out. Or a day in.

Or go a little bit retro with this Western Germany pair from the 1950s. Fabulous beads that are not made now in green and blue hues. So different and will compliment many outfits vintage or modern.

These are just 2 pair from our unique selection of over 170. Originating from when clip earrings were first in the 1930s right up to today 

Monday 23 January 2017

2017 a big challenge in geek jewellery

Geek jewellery 2017 style

Good morning world. 2017 is now very much on us. It is nearly the end of the first month. Just think in 10 months time - we will be putting the Christmas decorations up again.

What will 2017 bring to Geek jewellery? Well, we will have more great vintage and pre-owned pieces, but we do plan to introduce more handmade and recycled vintage jewellery. Lots of plans in progress.
Jewel's just loves plastic and has been experimenting with different looks. This year is also the space age with plenty of alien and outer space looking brooches and choker necklaces becoming fashionable. Comic book heroes are all in at the moment along with cute cat and dog images!

2017 A big challenge in Geek jewellery

So as we prepare to blog about the 2016's chosen topic of quirky jewellery collecting - witch and magical inspired cheapo jewellery. It is down to put our thinking cap on to what do we collect this year that is cheap and a little bit geeky? Our past efforts have been - alien, dinosaur, Halloween and last years were witches inspired! So what do I collect in 2017? Watch this blog as all will be revealed soon...

Blue plastic ring with flowers embedded in the front.
Ceramic pig brooch pin 
Dangling yellow plastic earrings for pierced ears
Tweety Pie key ring vintage

Paisley metal bangle

We have many more geek jewellery pieces added every week. So take a look frequently

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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.