October 22, 2015 · 9:19 pm
“If you treat glass right, it doesn’t crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can’t control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.” (Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon).
On Venice’s famed isle of Murano, glass masters keep alive the art of lampworking. Each of the beads in these graceful Murano earrings is individually made over a hot flame, uno alla volta.
A unique, individual, antique, dusk coloured pair of luscious earrings, available here!
Filed under Accessories, antique jewellery, antique jewelry, antiques, gifts, italy, Murano, Venice
Tagged as 1950's, antique, antique jewellery, Art Deco, earrings, gifts for her, glass, life, Murano, musings, poem, Venice, vintage earrings
March 6, 2015 · 6:30 pm
Here we have a lush Art Deco Filigree Czech Brooch.
Very intricate. Very charming. And very reasonably priced.
If you are looking for a beautifully made antique, for the price of a bag of chips and a bottle of wine, then look no further.
Keep your eyes peeled. This weekend I am going to write a lot. An awful lot. About Chinese textiles, here is a little peek:
Do you know what it is yet?
Go on, have a guess….
Filed under antiques, Art Deco, Writing
Tagged as 1930's style, antique jewellery, antique textiles, antiques, Art Deco, bohemia, Chinese textiles, poshpedlar, vintage brooch
March 2, 2015 · 8:04 pm
Charles Stuart founded Sarah Coventry Jewelry in 1949, named after his granddaughter.
Stuart was very forward thinking for his time.
He had no in-house designers, but relied on out sourcing from freelancers. He then put these designs out to be made in various local factories, rather then having his own manufacturing base. He was also quite innovative in his selling techniques, replicating the Tupperware and Avon models, using house parties to get people talking about his affordable jewellery, using the strapline – ‘Dare to be Different’!
This word of mouth marketing strategy made Sarah Coventry one of the most popular jewellery brands of the 20th Century.
You can own an affordable – dare to be different – piece of history, and a signed antique of the future by clicking on these beautiful earrings.
Filed under Jewellery, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Musings
Tagged as antique jewellery, antique jewelry, Avon, costume jewellery, costume jewelry, dare to be different, earrings, Sarah Coventry, Tupperware, vintage