|Brooch < $1 at Oamaru Victorian Market |
This amazing red brooch appears to be made from a button,
dressmakers' pins, pearl and red beads and sequins.
|White three strand glass bead necklace|
|Close-up of clasp|
Although I already have a white bead necklace,
but when I saw this one on Trademe in the $1 auctions
I had to put in bid - and I won!
|1970s lovers necklace|
This necklace was also won in a $1 auction. It was described as a 1970s lovers necklace,
however, I can't help thinking that it looks a little like...
........Barbie and Ken!!!!
|Kissing cousins necklace|
This was my first lovers purchase
- its the real deal in terms of age -
and to my delight when I bought it, Karen Walker (I think) had just released a jewellery line which included a modern interpretation of this image. At a much higher price too.
I have also seen modern "knock-offs" of this design at Diva or Equip.
But I like mine as it is quite small and the figures are so cute.
|Flares and 'Fro lovers necklace|
When I bought this recently, my colleague commented that she used to have one when she was a young girl, we had a long talk about 1970s nostalgia as a result.
|Some of my fave earrings|
Left: Moonstone bead earrings from Java,
Centre: resin earrings made by 'Kismet' based on vintage illustrations from children's books. Artist Susan Broad also makes kimono earrings and rings, and is an accomplished textile artist. I met her at the Dunedin Craft Fair last year.
Right: enamelled heart and arrow earrings from Cosmic Corner
|More favourite earrings|
Left to Right: knock off Vivienne Westwood earrings in the classic orb shape
purchased on Trademe $5;
Copper and crystal earrings by Raewyn Auckram, at the Oamaru Victorian market $5;
Reproduction Egyptian cat earrings bought at the Tutenkhamun Exhibition when I visited Melbourne in August;
Slightly obscured between the orbs and copper are some bead earrings my lovely daughter made for me when she was at a holiday programme last year.