Fitzcharmings Jewelry Articles
First the non-charm stuff – Today is my first day of being completely self-employed. I’ve decided to ditch the corporate job and make a go of it on my own. It feels great. Scary but great. My stress level is down 500 percent. That may not be the case in a few months if I’m [...]
I’ve always been a traditional charm bracelet type of girl. I like the old fashioned charms that attach with jump rings. I’ve collected that style of bracelet for quite a few years and have lots of different vintage charm bracelets. This year I decided to try something different. My kids always ask me what I [...]
Hello readers, I’ve risen from the dead and have started writing on my blog again. The big bunch of jewelry I bought last night inspired me to take a picture of it all and write a blog post about it.
This week I was elated to be able to buy a Thomas L Mott charm bracelet form the estate of Joan Munkacsi. Joan was a mentor to many charm collectors and Thomas L Mott are my favorite charms so I think I was meant to own this piece. It’s the centerpiece of my TLM collection now. See more of Joan’s extensive collection as it’s offered on eBay.
I learn new things about jewelry all the time. Today I learned about Basse-Taille, a jewelry design technique used to enamel jewelry. Join me as I share my research and some pretty pictures of Basse-Taille enameled jewelry.
Yesterday I took a day off from work and drove over to Indian Rocks Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I went to visit my friend Karen from my charm group, who is visiting from New Hampshire. We went to the flea market in Seminole and I found vintage jewelry treasures.
I met with my good friend Diane from the coin shop last night and bought tons of charms to sell. I’ll be listing them over the next few days in my CharmCrazey Vintage Charms & Jewelry eBay shop . Wow this is fun. It’s like Christmas all over again. Oh and see that wide band [...]
BMCo made a vast assortment of pretty enamel charms that are still found for sale on auction sites like eBay today. The ones I’ve seen are primarily souvenirs from Canada but there are also quite a few Caribbean Island travel charms and some from Bermuda. I decided to find out what I could about the BMCo charm maker.
Valentines Day is just around the corner. Have you bought yourself a piece of vintage heart jewelry lately?
I’ve been seeing Chamilia Bead Charm Bracelets on the wrists of lots of ladies where I work. They start with a few, and little by little load them up with gifts received for special occasions, or that they buy for themselves. They’re pretty and a great conversation starter around the office and I had to learn how they work and start my own collection.
If you search the vintage costume jewelry listings on eBay or Ruby Lane you will no doubt see quite a few with the term “Poured Glass” in the title or description. For those new to collecting read on to find a summary of what to expect when you purchase a piece of poured glass jewelry.
I found lots of great vintage jewelry – fine and costume – at Renninger’s Antique Market in Mount Dora Florida yesterday. I’ll be featuring it in my eBay shop. Check out my pretty finds……
I’ve been collecting vintage charms and creating bracelets, as well as selling them for a while now, and lately I’ve started to collect vintage costume jewelry lately. Pins and brooches in particular. I love the figural shaped pins and pins with colored stones the most I think.
Using jewelry pins is a great way to accent your wardrobe and define your style. And vintage pins are both easy to find and fun to shop for. Whether you prefer fine jewelry or fun funky fashion there are tons of pretty vintage pins, or brooches, that will be sure to get you compliments where ever you go. Keep reading for 10 and creative ways to wear your vintage finds in ways you may not have thought of.
A while back I wrote about record prices that were fetched at auction for pink diamonds. Well the diamond color of the day now is daffodil yellow. Tuesday a 110.03 carat yellow diamond, known as the Sun-Drop Diamond sold for $10.9 million, not including taxes and auction fees.
What scars me is that as the price of sterling silver skyrockets, and the economy stays in the tank, more and more people are scrapping their family heirlooms for quick cash. Right at this very minute there are probably hundreds of thousands of vintage charms sitting in scrap silver bins all over the country. Collectible charms made by Cini, Walter Lampl, Nuvo, and other great silver artisans ready to be melted and lost forever. This is the perfect time to start a vintage charm bracelet collection, as a matter of fact it may only get harder in the future.
August 31 is the day I posted my first blog post ever right here on Charm Chatter, exactly 3 years ago. At the time I had no idea how to operate wordpress and had a fit of a time getting it installed. It was a lot harder back then. But I persevered and wrote that [...]