I learn new things about jewelry all the time. Today I learned about Basse-Taille, a jewelry design technique used to enamel jewelry. Join me as I share my research and some pretty pictures of Basse-Taille enameled jewelry.
It’s hard to believe Christmas is less than 2 months away. Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s time to break out the Christmas charm bracelets. I’ll start wearing my favorite shabby chic vintage Christmas charm bracelet with figural charms soon after Thanksgiving. And I’ve made a new enamel Christmas bracelet from flat charms this year.
Vintage souvenir travel shield charms are highly collectible today. Most travel shield charms have enameled pictures of landmarks, animals, flowers, or birds, along with the name of the travel destination on the front. They are quite inexpensive and it’s a great way to get introduced to the world of charm collecting.
These beautiful and brightly colored shield charms are fun to collect and they’re on sale for 20% off through the end of April in my Charmcraze-y ebay store. One can make a collection from any number of themes, from places you’ve visited to different flowers of the world.
Just thought I’d post a photo of a vintage charm bracelet I just received in the mail. I bought it on ebay. It’s mostly sterling silver, and all enamels, and there are several Thomas L. Mott charms.
I’ve seen these vintage shield charms for years and always wondered what company manufactured them. They are little souvenir colored shields in a sterling silver frame. The mark on the back reads sterling and has a Trojan Soldier looking guy with a spear and armor shield with an E in the center.