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Breast Cancer Awarness (via BeckLee Cottage Designs)

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Thank you for this wonderful article and sharing w/your readers our VJSE treasury.

Breast Cancer Awarness Over at Esty so many shops are featuring items with Pink ribbons. Personally I donated all of the sales of my Breast Cancer items to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Here are some of the sites that feature items for Breast Cancer Awareness: More

via BeckLee Cottage Designs

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October 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm

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VJSE Team Treasury Challenge – Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Congratulations to the winner of
The VJSE Team Treasury Challenge: Something Wicked This Way Comes


Something Wicked This Way Comes

Sterling and Turquoise Vintage Cuff Bracelet
A little about WaaLaa:

In my store, you will find many signed and unsigned beauties from some of the best jewelry makers and designers of the 20th century or any other – Weiss, Boucher, Jonette Jewelry, Coro, Corocraft, Trifari, Hobe, Sarah Coventry and many others!

From WaaLaa – I have fallen in love with Vintage Jewelry, the history, the craftsmanship, the beauty, and what better way to recycle than to purchase a preowned vintage treasure and give it a home!

On Etsy, she offers a diverse collection of vintage jewelry.

Inlaid Cuff Bangle Vintage Bracelet

To view all our Treasuries in this “Something Wicked This Way Comes” challenge – please click here:

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Written by CranberryManor

October 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm

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VJSE Team Treasury Challenge: Favorite Designers

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Congratulations to the winner of
The VJSE Team Treasury Challenge: Favorite Designer
Zephyr Vintage with her Juliana Treasury.

Zephyr Vintage

Juliana is My Muse Treasury

Zephyr Vintage wins our Blue Ribbon, a shop spotlight,
and a free quarter of advertising with the Wall of Jewels

Vintage Double Strand Garnet Necklace
A little about Zephyr Vintage:

Her pieces range in age from the Victorian era through the 1980’s. She offers a wide variety of designers including, but not limited to Trifari, Weiss, Coro, Hattie Carnegie, Miriam Haskell, and Kramer.

She got her start in the vintage jewelry world with a trip to a vintage clothing store, and suddenly the world opened up with possibilities. My youthful passion for all things vintage has spanned twenty years where she has collected personally, and sold professionally.

On Etsy, she offers a diverse collection of vintage costume & fine jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Victorian Picture Frame Brooch

To view all our Treasuries in this challenge – please click here:

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Written by CranberryManor

September 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm

How to Clean Your Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry

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August 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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Vintage Jewelry Showcase by WaaLaa

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A wonderful selection of vintage jewels from WaaLaa on Etsy

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August 15, 2010 at 3:08 am

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Christmas in July Sale

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The VJSE Team is currently holding a Christmas in July Sale.  Stock up on great vintage jewelry at amazing prices.

To view a complete list of our offerings – please click here.

To review each member shop’s individual sale – please click here.

Written by CranberryManor

July 14, 2010 at 5:07 am

Posted in Gift Guides, Holidays, Sales

Braided Hair…Love Token!

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A very unique form of mourning jewelry during the Victorian era was braided hair jewelry. A lock of hair from the deceased was often hidden away in a locket worn close to the heart. Many brooches were made with the hair kept under glass to protect their loved ones in “another place”. These items were referred to a memento mori which is Latin to ” reflect on the transitory nature of life” or more so in our terms “be mindful of death”.

Not all braided hair jewelry was for mourning. Since hair was incredibly personal, women would braid locks of hair from their husbands or fiances as a love token.

The braided hair bracelet circa 1860 is one such item. Many hours were spent entwining each hair to form the intricate masterpiece. Young ladies practiced this art much as they did when embroidering for samplers.

An insight into a lost art. A word to the significant others and husbands…beware the woman with a scissor!

Boyle Antique & Vintage Jewelry
reprinted with permission

Written by CranberryManor

March 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Posted in Jewelry Reference