Monday, May 17, 2010

2nd Time Around: Vintage Copper Pendant

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This past weekend a yearly event called Antique Alley was held. Vendors from Mississippi all the way to Virginia set up along US highway 11 and sell antiques and vintage items. Of course I went since the whole thing starts pretty close to my home.

I bought lots of ‘stuff’, but have been too overwhelmed unpacking and organizing it to do much else! So I am going to show you another bargain piece of jewelry I found at a church garage sale along the route on Saturday. The church was close to my home, and when I saw it I stopped of course! I asked about jewelry, and a nice lady said you can have this whole box for $5.00. I took a peek inside, and saw that it was an assortment of costume jewelry including Anne Klein earrings, a sterling bracelet, etc.

After I got home I found among the jewlery this copper and enamel piece. When I first saw it, I didn’t realize it was anything special, but saw that it was signed ‘Matisse.’ I researched this jewelry and found it to be highly collectable and a little on the pricey side! This necklace has a flaw on one side, so I listed it on Etsy, took pictures of it, and described it including the flaw! It sold within a few minutes! So, I paid for my box of jewels, and made a little profit. I hope the lady that bought it can fix it….if not the flaw was on the back, and should not be too noticeable!

I’m really enjoying learning about vintage jewelry….and have found out that you never know what is in a box of jewelry!

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14 comments:

Donna said...

Ok - so I'm Blog challenged...I swear I copied the correct URL but for some reason the wrong title popped up on my post. So very sorry for my incompetence!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Way to go!! So fun to find a treasure!
*hugs*deb

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting.

blessings

barbara jean

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful fine! I love the garage sale! I went to it once from Alabama up through Tennessee. How wonderful it starts so near you. I did not know it was so close. I love costume jewelry. I might need to go check my jewelry box. lol

Becky said...

I would love to have an Etsy store...someday. :)

Thanks for hosting!

Suzanne said...

Mmmm. Beautiful jewelry! Thanks so much for hosting this linky party!

momgen said...

That is a beautiful creation...Happy 2nd time around Tuesday. Mine is ready.

Mine is here

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

~Morgan

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Jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, I am working on my post for today right now. I saw your comment and I wanted you to know my post would be up soon. Last night I just fell asleep and didn't get it done. We just came home on Sun. night from a buying trip with my sister. We were gone four days. I haven't done this in a while and it wore me out. We found great things which I will be sharing on 2nd time around.

I LOVE the copper necklace. I am sure you sold it too cheap. Anyhow you now can make a profit on the rest. My sister bought lots of jewelry (vintage) because it sells.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Jeanne

Pam @ Frippery said...

Thanks for hosting, I just found your link event today!

Sherry said...

That is a really unique necklace. Is copper worn for healing purposes too? It might have some extra special qualities other than being pretty!

xinex said...

The necklace is beautiful, Diane. No wonder it sold right away. Have you thought more about coming to our get together? You can bring someone so you don't have to drive alone.....Christine

mississippi artist said...

You seem to have the magic touch when it comes to finding jewelry! Hope you can come to the get together, too!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I would have snatched this up!! Love it.

Hope you're doing well...I am sooooooo out of the blog loop but have my eye on a triumphant return some time soon, lol.

xo, Laura