China Buttons were manufactured from 1918’s to 1930’s, in France, Germany & Austria. They were utilitarian in use but the bright colors and patterns also made them decorative. The light tan color stenciled on these buttons is so soft & beautiful…wearable history!
The 1960’s called and they want their earrings back! BUT they can’t have them! These are repurposed for the 2020’s and are better then ever. With these earrings you get wonderful drama without the heavy weight. There are a total of 38 hammered squares of tinkling delight… must haves!
These fun little “new old stock” mid century clickers remind me of Roy Rogers & Dale Evans… thus the name. I was able to retain the clicker component when I was drilling them so they are a true conversation piece and multi purpose pair of earrings. Of course they needed a bit of bling fringe I scavenged from a vintage necklace…Hee Haw !
The insides of vintage watches are interesting as well as beautiful. These are circa 1950’s 17 jeweled watch workings. The sharp contrast between the gold gears and silver toned metal is stunning. I’ve sourced gears from other watches to make the fun dangles.
These earrings are must haves! The abalone shell buttons have the natural wave of the shell as well as rich varied colors. They pick up any color you wear which make them super versatile. They are about the size of a nickel but very light weight. Your new favorite earrings!
Nothing was more exciting than getting the coveted box of cracker jacks… and finding your prize inside! Back in the day the prizes were little plastic charms… now coveted and collected. I’ve curated a lovely assortment of the pastel pink, off white & white charms for a fun pair of earrings. Elmer Fudd, Saddle, Robot, Sylvester, Jeans, Rabbit.
6 vintage Cracker Jack charms - approximately 3/4” x 3/4”
These wonderful pieces are vintage “new old stock” charms I was lucky enough to come across. They remind me of vintage cufflinks but I believe they were made for either a pendant or charm bracelet. Beautiful deep green and cobalt make a stunning combination!
Paperweight buttons refer to glass buttons that resemble glass desk paperweights, only smaller. These were first made in Europe in the mid 1800's. Most have a base with a preformed design & a cap of clear glass that covers from the top to the base. Some glass blowers would make these by building on the wire shank, adding the design & then the clear glass all while working over a flame to fuse them into a single piece of glass. In order to use these buttons as earrings, the backs can’t be altered, so I set them into Sterling bezels. The depth is amazing… stunning!
These cameos came to me in the form of the old screw backed earrings in the featured gold setting. They look to be hand carved but they are not a duplicate match, but charming and delicate none the less. I added the pearl drop to complete these classics.
You’ve got to love Sarah Coventry! These 1972 clip earrings use the polished silver to showcase the flat top glass stones with embedded bits of sapphire foil. Color changes from yummy deep blues to purples. The entire set also featured a large bracelet cuff and a ring, but unfortunately I’ve never come across them.