I hope to be able to post my weekly ramblings of vintage hunting, for myself, my family and my business. I am a work at home Mom and have been selling on eBay since 2007. I started out selling my kids outgrown toys and clothes; then moved on to the abundance of pottery and glass I had acquired during my husband and I's jaunts to local auctions....you know the scenario, you want one piece and they sell you the table full?One auction a box of jewelry caught my eye. I suppose the memory of playing in my Great Grandmothers jewelry box triggered a need to take it home. I won that auction and so the beginning of Dorees Birdsong. The name is a conglomeration of my Maternal Grandmothers name, Doris, who passed away when I was 7 from breast cancer and my love of Birds. After a few years of selling antique and vintage jewelry, I started to acquire a pretty nice stash of bits and pieces that I wanted to re purpose. I started making my own wearable necklace, bracelets, and earrings towards the end of 2011. Today I've sold about 150 artisan pieces. As I feel the creative bug, I will share some of those items with you as well.
I went to an Auction last Saturday and was able to pick up a few flats of jewelry. Here is a sample of some of my favorite pieces:
I LOVE the bohemian style opaque green rhinestone earrings, as well as this hammered copper cross.
Nice 40s enamel and rhinestone combination brooch / pendant, large natural wood bead necklace and a Victorian goldfilled pin.
Damascene bird bracelet, glass multicolor pearls, and a large movable owl silver tone pendant.
Two pair of cameos (these have a little lipstick or rouge on them that will be cleaned up before sale)
Two more damascene pieces, a knight on horse and a horsefly, an art deco rhinestone buckle and a thermoset green choker.
Large Coro beige plastic and rhinestone flower earrings, glass pearls.
Peru sterling silver handmade chain necklace, 40s ruby rhinestone brooch / pendant, Stratton unused powder compact.
Oh and I am ALWAYS on the lookout for handcrafted art...this week I found these two small oil painted flowers! They have no signature, but are professionally mounted and I especially like the brown velvet on the frames.