Category Archives: A Bit of Bling

Still No Jewelry Jars For Me!

Over a year ago I wrote a post on “Why I Don’t Buy Jewelry Jars.” Since that post I have been encouraged by others to try them. And I would love to, honestly. I follow several vloggers who buy them and they usually find a few good pieces amidst the dreck that make the purchase…

Vintage Silver Charms Are the Best

First, Life Interrupted Aargh! I had a flare up of a condition this weekend that I usually treat with ibuprofen and peppermint essential oil. But after a day of dosing, the pain wasn’t easing up, so I resorted to my big gun pain reliever–hydrocodone (an opiate narcotic) with acetaminophen. I’ve only used it once before…

Why I Don’t Buy Jewelry Jars

First, let me say I love the idea of thrift store jewelry jars. All the sparkly baubles appeals to my girly sensibilities. (For the uninitiated, jewelry jars (or bags) are jewelry odds and ends that are lumped together for sale. The containers are sealed and you can’t open them up prior to purchasing.) I enjoy…

Jewelry Serendipity

I love buying and selling jewelry, but have never bought any at my neighborhood Goodwill thrift store. Most of their jewelry donations are new stuff and I’m a vintage gal, plus it’s all tucked away in a locked cabinet in individual little bags. You have to flag down a salesclerk to unlock the case and…

Raiding My Jewelry Box

Was all set to go to an estate sale on Friday, but it was chilly and rainy so I talked myself into going today on the second day of the sale when I’ll be able to negotiate prices and it won’t be raining! (Good plan.) And I decided to spend Friday listing items in my store…a tedious but…