Category Archives: Costume Jewelry

Vintage Jewelry – Bridal Hair Prettys and Tiaras – Beautiful.

Hello Bling Lovers! I am so excited about using some of my beautiful vintage jewelry to make special hair pieces for brides. I have some excellent high quality combs. I can add a lovely piece of jewelry with some beading … Continue reading

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YouTube Video – Rhinestone Butterflies

Hello Bling Lovers, I had such fun today. I was learning how to edit my vintage jewelry photos. I have the best teacher. She is awesome. Well she thought we should start making a few YouTube videos talking and showing … Continue reading

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Bridal Bouquets Made With Jewelry – Wow!

Hello Bling Lovers, And h-e-l-l-o brides. I just read a great article from another jewelry blog about brides using vintage costume jewelry to make their bouquets. The bouquets looked amazing. Of course you would a “throwing” bouquet. You would not … Continue reading

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My Necklace Is Bone, Not Ivory!

Hello Bling Lovers,  I am so grateful to the Jewel Collect members who took their time and helped me identify the material used in my carved vintage necklace. I know it is bone and not ivory. There are no ivory beads … Continue reading

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Jewelry Books – Researching Value and Identity of Your Jewels

Hello Bling Lovers! I continue to read and read. I visit  other jewelry collector and seller’s sites. I have been on Amazon looking for books to help me understand my Bling aka Vintage Jewelry. I am so confused, but I know … 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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