This is my weekend haul of vintage and junk jewels.
I have an antique market ten minutes away and there is a vendor who only sells new, old and vintage jewelry. The prices are great and the market regular adds 20% discounts.
I get asked all the time about where I find my unique components and embellishments. This is what I look for.
I would never wear this bracelet but I do love the ceramic flowers.
This old necklace is from the 50s and beyond repair.....But I just had to have these two minature birdies.
This is all that I kept from the necklace.
This pendant looks hand crafted. I love it and threw away the cord.
These dried flowers were beautifully soldered in place. It deserves a much better necklace.
This glazed piece is just gorgeous. I can't wait to incorporate it with different beads.
This $1 spoon is going to be great when I cut it and turn the deer portion into a pendant.
In the end, this is what I kept from the original haul. They are now clean and sorted.When faced with a pile of junk jewelry to look through I always look for genuine components like glass, ceramic and metal. Most plastic beads and cords I toss.