A Few of my more creative moments resulted in these great bracelets! These and a few more are now available in the shop! … Oh, and YES, custom pieces are available. Your vintage jewelry can be repurposed into a One of a Kind bracelet… just send a message for details!
No wonder my husband is always mentioning how much he loves northern California compared to where we live in so Cal!
We just returned from a the Great Shopping Road Trip to the Northwest and it was great!
Redwoods and Rivers are my newest favorite things!
Talk about a truckload of Treasures, we had to come home because we were running out of room!
I heard that Oregon was the number one state for Garage Sales and now I understand why! Every vintage suitcase that we bought was filled with smalls by the time we got home…
I Love vintage Jewelry and sell an awful lot of brooches. Many of the pieces that are in the collection have coordinating earrings (clip-on earrings) and they are all great pieces of craftsmanship. Well, many thanks to my friend, Jenifer, for the inspiration and encouragement that led me to finally make these bracelets. I am relieved to say that they actually turned out as good as I had hoped, maybe even better!
Brief Tutorial for making bracelets from vintage earrings:
Supplies: Variety of small brooches and large earrings (OK to use broken pieces here, since the backs are to be removed anyway)
Bracelet Blanks (these are available locally from the Bead Station in Laguna Niguel)
2-part clear epoxy
saran wrap or silicone mat
Process: Sort out your jewelry pieces (mine are sorted by metal & stone colors)
Select a combination of pieces that will work with one of your bracelet blanks ie: blue
stones with silver colored settings to use on a silver colored bracelet blank.
Remove pin backs and earring backs from jewelry pieces
Sand backs to smooth (I also sanded the bracelet blanks to give the glue more bite)
Line up the exact order of the jewelry pieces and the bracelet blank on a saran wrap covered board
Mix the 2-part epoxy and mount the jewelry pieces on the bracelet blank (make sure that the right
side is “up” on the bracelet blank) It will set-up in 5 minutes
First 6 bracelets – many more to come!
Allow to cure 24 hours ~ That’s it!
The first half dozen are destined to go into the shop tomorrow ~ Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel!
Today a new treasure found its way to Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel…
I wrote an ad for Craigslist and put it right inside the front door of the shop….
Check it out!
Perfect 1950’s Memorabilia!
Vintage Gotham Picni-Table with Original Containers and Tableware!
This is a Red Plaid Tin Suitcase with Original Lucite Handle!
Inside there are two Old Lucite containers ~ One with the Original 4 Cups inside
The other clear container holds the Matching Original Cuttlery Sets
Vintage Colors: Pink, Turquoise, Yellow, & Red Plasticware
These each have their own place to fit inside and room for food on the other side.
This is a cool mid-century Picnic Set with a Scotch Plaid
Perfect for Pin-Ups, RockaBilly, Street Rodders, Collectors and Show Car Folks!
All ORIGINAL Pieces are included and in Near Mint Condition!
Measures 18″ x 13″ x 7″ when closed; 15″ x 25″ x 12″ when fully opened!
Stop by and check it out! Lots of Other Vintage Picnic Baskets, Suitcases, & Picnic Plait Blankets available!
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Tons of Treasures
27601 Forbes Rd, #50
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hours: 10:00AM – 4:00 Tuesday – Saturday