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Vintage Finds Slated For New Life


Some of my latest finds. A couple will take up residence with the costume gallery. The rest will go into my store.  I’ll have fun figuring out how I want to enhance or embellish with crochet.  Though I pick up vintage pieces with all this in mind, I also usually bring everything to shows and will put into my store when I haven’t gotten to them yet.  I can only work so fast with my two hands, so I’ll toss a coin and see what gets attention first.  If it disappears from my listings, it probably means I’m working with it.  Unless it’s show-time.  Everything in my on-line store goes with me to shows.

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Such fun goodies!

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The curl is interesting. My daughter has another stamped with the brand name "Monet." This one looks older and has no stamp at all. I think I want to have an expert look at it.

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The grape pearl cluster is a neat find! Also pictured is a lone earring that lost its partner. It shall become a pendant for one of my crochet chokers.

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This owl pendant is a good 5 inches long! I'm going to have so much fun with this one.

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The cross is definitely going into the costume collection at home. Love the faded ribbon and tarnished brass. Haven't decided on the olive suede thong necklace.

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All my Xmas trees sold last winter, so I was happy to find another. Popular holiday gift. And I love the coin montage.

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I'm thinking the Texas star is mine. The ring is missing pearls, however, the two left leave it balanced and it still looks cute. That sun pin is heavy-duty and will look great as a center piece on a hat.

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Project Mr. Right Now: Vintage Jewelry Renewed in Crochet


I love to take vintage jewelry and give it new life and enthusiasm by combining it with crochet embellishment. Sometimes I do this by recreating them into a new piece of jewelry, like a necklace, but they also make wonder hat pins for my hats.  These are some of the latest vintage finds I’m brainstorming with. Except in the case of broken jewelry (or lone earrings), I prefer to keep the original jewelry piece intact, so no chance of destroying a future collectible. Pictured here: an emerald green rhinestone flower/circle pin, a gold earring turned into a button and an ornate square enamel pin. We’ll see what all I come up with.

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Hat Embellishments From Crochet and Vintage Elements


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Here are some hat pins I made at the show today.  One is made from a vintage button, the other from a scarf pin from West Germany.

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