Vintage summer dress – so cute!

You know I think vintage shopping is the best – and this cute summer dress shows you just what I’m talking about 😉

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This adorable dress is available from The Hanger and the Log on Etsy. The shop owner, Missy, is new to Etsy – but not new to vintage! The way she puts it, she just loves thrifting, has learned to find cool stuff, and now she’s sharing 🙂

She also is very smart – her pics are clear and give us the details we need to make smart buying decisions. She shows tags, buttonholes, straps – all the good stuff. And admits right up front that she’s not infallible. (And by the way – her prices are so reasonable – and low!)

This is a shop we’ll want to remember – and follow – and support!

Sheer rhinestone beads and jewels for DIY jewelry

Here are some new (and some restocked!) vintage and new glass jewels in my shop – yes, they’re just in time for summer. But also? Pretty Fall 2018 jewelry designs!

sheer glass beads and jewels for DIY jewelry designs

Don’t you love the colors? I swear, more and more I am leaning toward pure tints, unfoiled stones – so I can really see the colors. Of course that can vary with each design, and every woman that wears these might see them differently – but I think we can all agree, we love beautifully faceted stones for earrings and necklace designs. Pure color is pretty terrific. Affordable stones is even better 🙂

(PS And there are more on the way – stay tuned or better yet, ask to see the colors YOU want to use in your designs!)

Sapphire glass jewels and a BOGO sale!

I just wanted to show off some of the pretty sapphire blue glass jewels that are available right now in my shop 🙂

sapphire blue glass cabochons and rhinestone jewels in my shop

Sapphire glass cabochons and faceted rhinestones – there are many more styles to check out. And right now, I’m offering a BOGO sale! Buy one pair of jewels – get your second pair free – and you get to pick the pair (subject to availablility, and equal or lesser value and all that). Just mention what you’d like for your second pair, when you order!

The BOGO offer is good from June 24, 2018 through June 26, 2018 at midnight (Central Standard Time here in the US) – so don’t wait!

Peridot green vintage teardrops – clearance sale!

I just added these sheer, vintage glass teardrops to the clearance section in my shop:

peridot green vintage glass teardrops measure 18x13mm

These are vintage, and in great shape for their age – but I don’t know if I can get more. The faceting is really interesting – it’s on the bottom of the jewel – so it shows through (there’s no foil on these) – but the tops are smooth. Very pretty!

And on clearance sale. As long as they last 🙂

Brass Torque Bracelet

And what is a torque bracelet, you ask? Basically it’s an open wire bracelet, usually doesn’t have a clasp, and can be twisted or opened to slip it onto the wrist. No worrying about fastening a fussy clasp – these just slip on. It’s an ancient design (Celtic, I think) – in the modern world.

The ones I’ve got in my shop have screw-on ball ends… so you can add jewels or charms that are personal and special for your bestie, or your mom, or a customer… or yourself 🙂 Attach your charms with wire-wrapped loops, or sturdy jump rings. Unscrew the ball end, slip on your charms, and restore the ball end. Your charm won’t get lost!

brass torque bracelet with removeable ball ends

brass torque bracelet personalized with charms and jewels

That second pic shows one example of how you can personalize your bracelet. Choose favorite colors and charms, add as many multiples as you want, and you’re good to go. Easy peasy, and fun, and did I mention these are a great buy at just $1.69?

Just saying 🙂

Aqua vintage glass pendant – clearance sale

And I just wanted to mention, I’ve added the stock I have left of the aqua vintage glass pendants – pictured below – to my Clearance sale. I don’t know if I can get any more, so it just seems fair that the last dozen or so be available at a great clearance price!

aqua vintage glass oval rhinestone pendant in silver or brass prong setting...available at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

I might be able to get more, down the road – but with vintage there are no guarantees. It’s such a pretty pendant – and so easy to use, just add a jump ring and chain and you’ve got a lovely piece of jewelry!

That’s the way it’s supposed to be. And these are on sale!