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One thing I’ve been reluctant to start at my antique booths is selling jewelry. Recently I had the opportunity to buy some jewelry from a fellow vendor who didn’t want to go to the trouble of the jewelry. Since then, I’ve been fascinated with vintage jewelry and have been trying to learn about it. One of the tips I was given was to always ask at a garage sale if they have jewelry. I did that recently and the lady dug this box out of the bottom of another huge box. It looks like junk, and mostly it was! But there was some cute pieces of jewelry that I put in my booth. The best part was the price. I asked her how much for the whole box since I didn’t really want to go through it piece by piece. And when she said 50 cents I grabbed the box and left! I could hardly wait til I got home to go through it! The box had about 30 pieces of jewelry with only 3 or 4 unwearable, so the pieces make great inexpensive items to add to my booth-or to keep!
And my bargain shopping paid off! Inside was this sterling silver bracelet! It is really pretty, and I haven’t decided yet if I will add it to my booth, put it on ETSY or keep it!
I don’t always get the great bargains….I paid a little more than I normally do for this sterling silver piece below at an estate sale….and I’m pretty sure I will sell it. The owner of one of the antique malls has offered to let me place them in her showcase. She said people often are looking for sterling silver bracelets!
What about you? Have you found any bargains on jewelry? Or just a piece that you really love? Tell us about it!