Author Archive: fitzcharming
Wanda Fitzgerald is a Florida native and an vintage charm collector who loves to share her adventures in an e-commerce jewelry business with anyone who is interested.
My collection of vintage sterling advertising matchbook charms is growing more colorful. I’m always on the lookout for more.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Easter from Charmchatter
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I’ve written about Wells State Map vintage charms before and many readers know I collect them. I haven’t bought any for a while though and still have about a dozen on my wish list. I don’t have them on a bracelet yet either. I collect the colorful enamel Wells vintage state charms but I […]