Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vintage Costume Jewelry Rescue

Hello friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I couldn't wait to share my most recent estate sale find with you!  I'm sure that the folks watching me walk away from the sale with this thing tucked under my arm must have thought I had some kind of retro/eclectic style going on!
Although I completely respect the idea of bejeweling a lighted cross, and I commend the time, thought and effort put into this crafty project, I couldn't wait to dismantle it!   And I thank the clever crafter who put it together for using her trusty hot glue gun and not some kind of permanent epoxy!

Yes, all of these lovely vintage blingy blings came off of that blessed cross!
 One of my favorite pieces is this rhinestone studded crown...which fits perfectly on this little prince's head. 
I also adore this little gold basket filled with pearl "eggs."
Lovely purple rhinestones!
Pink and amber!
Royal blue, emerald green and aqua!  It took some time and work to pull these pieces away from where they had probably been stuck for the last 40 years...but it was so worth the effort!  And although I am having great fun just sorting through and looking at my new little treasures, I do have big plans for using them in some future projects!  In fact, I've gathered some great inspiration from Pinterest!
Seaside Rose Garden Gallery

Fun stuff!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

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