Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Annual Antiques Hunt

So Saturday I spent a good portion of the day at The Great Southwestern Antiques Show.  We go almost every year, it is the best annual antiques show in Albuquerque.

For the past couple years I haven't bought anything, but this year since I was very much thinking of making jewelry again, I found plenty to buy.  Mostly jewelry findings, especially shiny copper ones caught my eye.  Well, and things that aren't suppose to be jewelry findings, but can easily be used as such -- things that others might consider total junk, which is cool because that way you get them cheap. :-)

I was telling myself that I would buy no vintage jewelry, but then I came across the Coro cameo w/ rhinestones in the above photo.  It was really cheap and in perfect condition.  I told myself I would sell it on Etsy for what it is really worth.  Well, but then I got home and tried it on and it is even prettier than I had originally thought -- so I will keep it.  Hopefully some of my other crates of vintage jewelry will eventually sell on Etsy.  If there is anything I don't need it is more vintage jewelry (or jewelry in general), but I can't help myself -- I see something pretty and especially if the price is good I just can't resist it.

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