All That Glitters

Hi Kids!

I’m enjoying the chance to read about your collections and your thoughts on collecting, in general.

If you’ve been visiting here for a while, I’ll bet you can guess the category of things that I collect. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My love for beads and jewelry-making began years ago, at a neighborhood yard sale, with the purchase of a vintage pin!

I was immediately impressed with the artistry, not to mention the sparkle, of the little treasure that I bought that day – for just a few dollars.

At the time, collecting vintage jewelry was a fairly new hobby, so it was easy to gather some lovely pieces for very affordable prices!

Here’s part of my collection. Click on the photo once, and then again, for the best view.

These pins are all “costume jewelry” and most carry the name of the company or country where they were made. I keep them in a glass covered shadow box so that they can easily be seen. In the past, I displayed them on an old velvet dress form, which seemed like a good idea because they looked very beautiful on it. However, I quickly discovered that I’d have to spend an awfully big chunk of time dusting them – so I had to abandon that idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It would be fun to see a photo of your collection – whatever it is! I’d love to share your pictures here on the blog! ๐Ÿ˜€




All That Glitters — 8 Comments

  1. Funny, I make jewelry and didn’t even think about listing my vintage estate jewelry pins collection, or my powder compact collection. What! was I thinking! Or my costume jewelry pin collection. That one is every pin I have ever bought in my life or given to my daughter that I kept when she abandoned them!

    I am just a collector. Good thing Terry doesn’t remember that when I complain about how full his garage is!

    Have a great day!!

  2. ooooh! These are so beautiful Crystal! I clicked and I ooohed some more! The dragonfly with the aqua rhinestones and sort of frilly wings is so unusual, sooo pretty! They’re all very eye catching. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us today! xoxo Paulette

  3. What a pretty shadow box, I bet those old jewelry pieces are great for inspiration for your new jewelry. Thank you for sharing your collection. Cast iron is not nearly as pretty but it makes great cakes.

  4. What a great collection! Your pins are beautiful! I love the idea of keeping them in a shadow box ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Great collection. I saw on one of the blogs that I read where someone took a styroform tree and put their vintage pins and earrings on it. They added a few ribbons, white roses and a string of pearls and it looked awesome.

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