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Collecting Vintage Matchbook Charms

Collecting Vintage Matchbook Charms

My collection of vintage sterling advertising matchbook charms is growing more colorful. I’m always on the lookout for more.

April 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Monet Charms – To Collect Or Not?

Monet Charms – To Collect Or Not?

Question for my readers – Do any of you collect vintage Monet charms? If so what kind? Do you collect a particular theme, a metal color, etc. Are you happy with them, as in are they comfortable to wear? And do you have any specific likes or dislikes?

September 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Damaged and Broken Jewelry – Before You Throw It Away

Damaged and Broken Jewelry – Before You Throw It Away

When I have broken or damaged jewelry, and that’s pretty often being in the vintage jewelry business, I’ve got a few choices for dealing with the pieces. Years of experience allow me to make an quick decision.

September 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vintage Thomas L Mott TLM England Charms For Sale

Vintage Thomas L Mott TLM England Charms For Sale

I sorted through my Thomas L Mott enamel travel souvenir charms and have a few duplicates so I’m offering them in my Charmcrazey shop. They are all vintage and made of sterling silver and enamel.

September 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Creed and Hayward Vintage Angel Charm Bracelet

Creed and Hayward Vintage Angel Charm Bracelet

Show and tell with my newly assembled vintage sterling silver Creed and Hayward angel charm bracelet. All winged angel girls are performing hobby and professional activities.

September 3, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
A New Thomas L Mott TLM Charm Bracelet To Share

A New Thomas L Mott TLM Charm Bracelet To Share

Sharing my latest TLM enameled vintage charm bracelet. This one is all round charms, mostly Caribbean Islands, and they are more difficult to find than the enameled maps Thomas Mott is known for.

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sarah Coventry and Emmons Jewelry Companies – A Family Affair

Sarah Coventry and Emmons Jewelry Companies – A Family Affair

Sarah Coventry and Emmons jewelry were both sold at home parties from 1948 til the 1980s and are some of the most collectible vintage jewelry.

June 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Another Vintage Enamel Zodiac Charm Bracelet Complete

Another Vintage Enamel Zodiac Charm Bracelet Complete

I finished another style of enamel Zodiac charm bracelet. This one has straight edges. I used an oval link bracelet with etching on every other link. The sister clasp is my favorite style.

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Happy Easter Charming Friends

Happy Easter Charming Friends

Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Easter from Charmchatter    

April 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lavaliere Necklaces and Pendants – An Easy Overview

Lavaliere Necklaces and Pendants – An Easy Overview

Recently I acquired this lavaliere necklace for resale and when writing the description, I realized I don’t really know much about lavaliere necklaces and pendants.  So I did a quick internet search and found out a few things. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this type of jewelry here’s a quick primer.   […]

March 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Collecting Vintage Jewelry Advertisements

Collecting Vintage Jewelry Advertisements

I love love love looking at vintage jewelry ads from old magazines.  I’ve purchased a few online and at flea markets.  They can get pricey though so lately I’ve been “collecting” them on Pinterest.  It’s easy and fun.  Not quite as fun as having a real glossy paper advertisement in my hands but I can […]

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Vesper Lynd Algerian Love Knot Necklace

The Vesper Lynd Algerian Love Knot Necklace

The Algerian Love Knot necklace worn by Vesper Lynd is an original designed specifically for the movie Casino Royale.  Commissioned from Sophie Harley, the necklace consists of four interlinking metallic rings that have been flattened and decorated with an intricate Arabic design.  The design is intriguing and mysterious, and compliments Vesper Lynd’s seductive beauty. The […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Finished My Flat Christmas Enamel Charm Bracelet

Finished My Flat Christmas Enamel Charm Bracelet

This is another bracelet for which I’ve had charms stashed in a bag for a long time.  I’ve just kept the flat sterling silver and enamel Christmas charms from bracelets that I’ve bought to strip apart and sell.  One reason I love my job 🙂 .  There is a Christmas charm on every other link […]

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What is Marcasite Stone Jewelry?

What is Marcasite Stone Jewelry?

Marcasite gemstones used in jewelry is made from iron pyrite, which is sometimes called “fools gold”.  Pyrite has a cubic crystal structure with a metallic luster.  The shape of the raw stone makes it easy to cut and make into jewelry.  The stones are opaque and when inlaid into a piece of jewelry they add […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Are Juicy Couture Charms Discontinued?  Say It Isn’t So

Are Juicy Couture Charms Discontinued? Say It Isn’t So

Recently I read in the musings of my charm collectors group that the Juicy Couture stores are all closing in the United States.  There will be some remaining opening overseas (not sure where).  Someone posted a link to an article The Fall of the House of Juicy And now Juicy Couture charms will only be […]

July 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Recently Completed Vintage Enamel Zodiac Charm Bracelets

Recently Completed Vintage Enamel Zodiac Charm Bracelets

Just today I received the last couple of charms needed to finish 2 of the Zodiac theme bracelets I’ve been collecting.  Both are colorful enamel bracelets. The first is a baked enamel shield style.  I selected a dot / dash bracelet with a sister clasp to showcase these charms.  There are extra links in the […]

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

This red white and blue Christmas tree pin sold from my eBay store today so I thought I would share one last picture before it goes to it’s new home.  Happy Independence Day everybody.

July 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
My Las Vegas Old Casinos Charm Bracelet

My Las Vegas Old Casinos Charm Bracelet

I’ve had a stash of sterling charms from the old Las Vegas Casinos for a while.  Not the casinos from the new strip, but back when downtown was the center of activity.  Back when the Rat Pack played there.  Today I decided to put them on a bracelet.  I got the idea from a woman […]

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More