Tagged with Vintage Jewellery

Winner of the Prize Giveaway to Mark 100 followers!

Winner of the Prize Giveaway to Mark 100 followers!

Good afternoon lovelies, I’ve made the random draw for the Oh, for the Love of Vintage! Prize Giveaway to Mark 100 followers!   I used an online random number generator and the lucky winner is… The lovely Catwalkcreative!  You have won yourself the fantastic vintage Coro flower earrings. I hope you’ll enjoy them and wear … Continue reading

A Lesson in Mustard Seed

A Lesson in Mustard Seed

Hi lovelies and happy Saturday! I know it’s been a while since my last post; my apologies! Now that I’m back, it’s time for a lesson in mustard seed, a genre of vintage jewellery I collect and adore. Yes, you heard me correctly – I did say mustard seed! What is Mustard Seed? Mustard seed … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Umbrella Brooches!

Oh, for the Love of…Umbrella Brooches!

Good morning readers! As you probably realize I have a ‘penchant’, ‘thing’ and ‘obsession’ for many, many things. I love and collect many different kinds of vintage brooches, including jelly belly brooches, flower brooches and various animal and insect pins. Today, I’m going to focus on another one of my loves, umbrella brooches. With the … Continue reading

A Little Vintage Trawl

A Little Vintage Trawl

Hi lovelies! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days. I was off on a pleasure trip to Toronto for a little getaway. I had a great time visiting with friends, vintage shopping and having some amazing chocolate cake at Dufflet’s! I purchased some lovely vintage dresses and brooches, take a peek below.  Just look … Continue reading

A Look at My Jelly Bellies!

A Look at My Jelly Bellies!

Afternoon lovelies! I’m glad that you really enjoyed my previous post, Oh for the Love of Jelly Bellies! As I mentioned in that post, I’m crazy about jelly belly jewellery. Whether it be brooches, earrings or rings, I really love the jelly belly style. From your feedback, I realize that many of you weren’t aware … Continue reading

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

If you know anything about vintage jewellery, then you’re familiar with Miriam Haskell‘s name and designs. Miriam Haskell was an American designer who created amazingly intricate and beautiful costume pieces through the 1920s-50s. Haskell’s pieces were distinct because of the design, intricacy, high quality materials and affordable prices. In 1920, Miriam Haskell founded her own … Continue reading

A Lesson in Bakelite

A Lesson in Bakelite

You knew this post was coming, didn’t you? There was ‘A Lesson in Jet‘ and ‘A Lesson in Lucite,’ so, of course I have to cover everyone’s favourite vintage plastic, Bakelite. Bakelite (a.k.a. catalin and durez) is a colourful thermoplastic created in 1908-09 by Leo H. Baekeland. Baekeland accidentally created this material while trying to … Continue reading

A Lesson in Lucite

A Lesson in Lucite

In 1937, Dupont created a clear thermoplastic acrylic resin material called lucite (also known as plexiglass). In the 1940s and 50s, lucite was used to create jewellery, purses, shoes and more. Lucite, alongside bakelite and celluloid, was commonly used to create amazing novelty costume jewellery pieces. Often lucite is left transparent, but sometimes is tinted … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Jelly Bellies!

Oh, for the Love of…Jelly Bellies!

Yes, for the love of Jelly Bellies! I’m crazy about them and, no, I don’t mean Jelly Belly jelly beans! I’m talking about the astoundingly cute vintage jewellery pieces, referred to as ‘Jelly Bellies.’ This type of jewellery started being made in the 1940s by popular jewellery maker, Trifari. At that time, Trifari was also … Continue reading