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About kalanikaichat

My husband Bruce Gainer and I are owners of 209 and S106 at Kalanikai. We hope to chat with other owners and residents to learn more about our complex and our association. We hope Kalanikaichat enhances communication. Who knows we may make some new friends..

Merry Christmas Bling Lovers!

Hello Bling Lovers, Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. I am on my way to see my daughters and grand girls. We all love jewelry and I have shared so many pieces from … Continue reading

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Scanning Jewelry

Hello Bling Lovers, Getting a decent photo is difficult. I am working on scanning jewelry. I would like to capture the true color of my red pieces. I have photographed my red Christian Dior necklace and earrings. https://berniesvintage.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/jewelry-for-sale-029.jpg?w=80 I was not … Continue reading

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Photographing Jewelry

Hello Bling Lovers,   One way to show people your bling, is to photograph them. If you have a web-store like I do, berniesvintage.com, you need pictures to sell your jewelry and collectibles.  I don’t know about you but I have … Continue reading

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Silver Cleaning Revisited

Hello Fellow Bling Lovers,   This morning JC members have been sending messages about jewelry cleaning. They value patina. One member mentioned damage done to a piece by using Tarn-X. I had to add my thoughts.  I know I am new … Continue reading

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Rhinestone Cleaning

Hello Bling Lovers, Cleaning rhinestones restores the brilliance of the stones. It can take a dull piece and make it a show stopper. I have been putting all of my vintage rhinestone jewelry into a mild jewelry cleaner, brushing the … Continue reading

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Silver Cleaning – Another Opinion

Hello Bling Lovers, Bernie’s Vintage Blog is a place where I can share my journey as I learn more and more about vintage jewelry, evening purses, glass and other amazing collectibles left to me by my wonderful Mom. I am … Continue reading

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Jewel Collect Forum – A Great Resource

Hello Bling Lovers, Did I mention I love bling.  Just love the sparkle and glitter of rhinestones and old jewelry of just about any type. This blog is a place to share my journey, learning about the many collectibles I have. … Continue reading

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Success: Silver Mesh Purse Shiny

Hello Bling Lovers, I am excited. I actually successfully cleaned a vintage sterling silver mesh evening bag. I was trying to figure out how to safely remove tarnish.  As I described in an earlier post, I cleaned a sterling drawstring purse … Continue reading

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Vintage Jewelry & My Web Store

Today, my goal is to get at least 10 new pieces of wonderful vintage jewelry on berniesvintage.com. I have so many wonderful pieces of jewelry. Yesterday I spent the day looking at other web stores and jewelry and collectible information sites. I … Continue reading

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Miniature Vintage Glass & other Collectibles

Mom loved miniature glass and other collectible items.  Today I sorted through some cobalt blue miniature dishes. She had a covered butter dish, two mixing bowls, a lemon or orange juicer, and a tiny canister.  It was so cute. She also … Continue reading

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