Every Lady Should Have a Pearl Necklace

I have three. Mine are not real, but I love them.

Every lady needs a pearl necklace for those special occasions. It doesn’t matter if they are faux or real. Really nice white pearls look lovely on a dark outfit. I just finished listing two on my Etsy site that I had restored.  As I was looking at them to describe them I realized how beautiful they were. I imagined who might wear them. You? Or someone you would give them to?

The two I listed are not real oyster pearls, but they are vintage and they have a luster that doesn’t show their age. Which, as a lady, I can’t divulge. I really don’t know it, anyway. But I loved re-stringing them and recapturing their loveliness.

These two beautiful pieces are priced at $11.97 each with free shipping in the US. All my necklaces are shipped in an organza pouch so that they are protected in shipping, and might be placed in a jewelry box with all your other pieces. One of them would also be a charming gift for someone you appreciate and love.

You’ll find them at http://mizmlu@etsy.com.

A NEW HOME FOR SOME OLD JEWELRY PIECES

Every so often someone who knows about my jewelry making will give me a batch of old jewelry which they no longer want to keep.  Sometimes a piece will just need re-stringing, or cleaning, but other times I get loose beads.  My friend, Betty, surprised me the other day with a shoe box full of beads and broken necklaces, all in little jars.  I was thrilled!  I love the old pieces.  They have a history and only need to be put back together for a new someone to enjoy.

Betty had taken the old pieces apart and put the beads into little jars and empty prescription bottles.  Most of them didn’t have a clasp, just the beads, but I was delighted to get them.  She had several jars of pearls in all different sizes and colors, and a few of colored beads I had never seen before.  I couldn’t wait to get them home and see what could be done with them.

Some of the beads were large enough to restring and make into necklaces, but others were so tiny they could only be used as spacers.

I spent last evening sorting through what I had received and planning the projects. I have a large stock of beads on hand and can usually find something that matches or contrasts the major color.  If not, the bead shop is not far away and I can always find what I need there.  In order to match the beads I have, I put a sample bead, or beads, on a safety pin.  That keeps them from being lost and I can usually find just the right beads to complete the necklace.

There was one set of pearls in a necklace that stumped me.  There were two strands of graduated pearls with a gold motif at either end.  There were no clasps.  On further inspection, I found no holes at the end of these motifs.  But there seemed to be glue on the backs.  While trying to go to sleep last night I came up with a possible answer.  These pieces might have been glued onto the front of a garment.  This made sense to me, also because both pieces are too short to be a full necklace.  What fun!  I will be able to make one necklace out of the two shorter pieces, but cannot use the motifs.  Maybe I will clean all the glue off of them and give them away.

When I am finished with the projects I will ask Betty to choose one, or more, of the finished pieces to thank her for the donation.

I love what I can do with the old, discarded jewelry and hope that more people will discover that I would be happy to take their unwearable jewelry.  I just had a thought…  If there is anyone out there who would like to send their old jewelry to a new home, I would be happy to take it.  Just contact me at mizmlu@gmail.com and maybe we can arrange a delivery.  I live in California, but the pieces could be mailed to me.  Clear out your jewelry box!  I’ll pay the postage.

Jewelry A’La Mode

Necklace-Bag1 (33)Welcome to my newest jewelry shop. It is full of beautiful necklaces that I have created. There is every color under the sun. (Note the sun motif on the shop front page.) The styles range from classic chokers to long strands that wind around your neck. Where else can you find just the right necklace in just the right color for that outfit you just bought?

Where else can you find a yellow necklace? Or a violet or purple one? How about magenta or navy blue? My shop has them all. You’ll find pearls, glass, acrylic, metal, rhinestones or polymer used to make unusual, original necklaces for casual or evening wear. One of a kind creations. No one else will ever have the same necklace because I never make the same one twice.

Shipping is fast and free with any sale over $10 and the necklaces are placed in an organza pouch for protection. (Shipping for items at $10 or less ship at USPS rate.) I do not charge for handling. Never will. Prices range from $1 to $50. (That $50 one is a vintage genuine topaz necklace and earring set.) Average price for most is $8-15.

When the seasons change you can change your accessory necklaces at bargain prices. You will find just what you’re looking for in the right color, style and price at www.//jewelryalamode.com.

New Pearl Showcase

I just revised my Pearl Showcase to include new pieces and some that have expired, but are still available for renewal.  All of the pieces on the page are  original one-of-a-kind designs and handcrafted by me.  I have not included some necklaces in different colored pearls, such as teal blue or aqua.

For those and other types of jewelry and vintage items please visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.

And if you are looking for a bargain, the place to shop is here on the bargain page.   Just click on the “Bargain”  Page on the right side of the  postings.  All of the items have been reduced by 30% from the original price.  Shipping is estimated at $2-$4 with most at the lower level.

 

 

New Page with 30% Off Original Etsy Jewelry Price

JUST CREATED!!  A new Page with numerous items at 30% discount from original pricing.  All items are unusual, original designs, handcrafted, one of a kind, colorful, and would make great gifts.  Purchasing is easy.  Just complete the email form with the item number you like.  Ask any question.   I will respond as soon as I can.  No obligation for asking questions.  But prices are non-negotiable.  Shipping is prompt.  Payment is through PayPal.

Mosey on over, can’t hurt.  You’ll find the new Page on the list to the right beginning with “Bargains…”.   Take a look, you might have missed just the right piece for that new outfit.  And should you not find what you are looking for, email me at mdenyer@dslextreme.com.  I have lots more and should be able to find just what you want.  I will be adding more items as they become available, so come back often.