Sunday 20 February 2022

Enamel glitter 60s jewellery

Enamel glitter 60s/70s/80s/90s brooches - fabulous souvenir pieces.

Sixties glitter jewellery found as a souvenir at the sea side, fun fair and zoo for children. Enamelled pins that were found in all sort of shapes from butterfly, hats, insects, animals, reptiles to cats and dog to name just a few.
enamel glitter 60s hat brooch pin

If you had ever ventured to the sea side, zoo or fun fair in the sixties. You would have come across these little fun souvenir glitter jewellery pins. Multi coloured and glittering with silver and gold. All enamelled so that they last for ever. Available from the sixties to today in so many different themes and aimed primarily at children. From boats to hats and animals, insects and many more. There was something to collect and hold as a treasured memory of that exciting visit. Today they still can be found most as collectible and wearable vintage, with some being produced today (their back are very different and they look new). They can also be found with slightly different finishes. Here are just a few that we have sourced and as usual we add more as we take photographs. Most now show some wear as the gold covering wears to a darker color. All of the earlier pins had a C style clasp fastening but they were quite secure. They are so wearable as a kid as the glitter did not come off and they have stood the test of time as the enamel does not appear to have any damage to the ones that we find!

This pretty blue butterfly brooch is in just one style and colour available to find and has glitter enamel and a under pin clasp fastening. 
Blue enamel butterfly brooch

Orange owl enamel glitter brooch
Above is an orange owl brooch with psychedelic colours included. Circa 1960.

Pink blue hat brooch 1960s
A pretty hat brooch with pink and blue with green and yellow enamelling. A touch of silver glitter as well. 
Kingfisher bird brooch 1960s
This is a rarer brooch in the shape of a kingfisher bird. Love the blue enamelling. It has a raised hinged wing to give a 2D effect.
Enamel vintage butterfly brooch

Red vintage butterfly brooch 1960s

This red butterfly is still being produced today. The back is in silver and looks new with a roll over clasp fastening. Butterflies in the sixties to nineties in the souvenir glitter jewellery were available in many different colours. Pink, blue, red, green and black. Glitter, jazzy and psychedelic flowers.

Now lets look at the owls. Multi coloured and collectible. Spot the difference to the owls above!

Then there was so many different hats with big bows and glittering colours in all shades and some with different finishes.
Then there are reptiles and animals – a rare tortoise brooch. This tortoise pin reminds me of the large ones I saw in the zoo as a child. We had one at home and always wondered if it would ever get that big!
Now I love the vintage cats brooches in yellow and the first just a little different.
Back of 60s butterfly brooch

Silver green 60s butterfly brooch

Orange owl brooch glitter enamel

Orange blue owl brooch glitter enamel

Duck glitter vintage brooch

Butterfly fridge magnets

Tortoise vintage glitter brooch

ore insects with a dragonfly pin in blue and silver can also be found. I will try and find if I have kept any of the above photographs to add as well. 
Watch this space as we add more for you to view.

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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.