Tag Archives: 1950’s

More One of a Kind Bracelets from Repurposed Vintage Jewelry!

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More One of a Kind Bracelets from Repurposed Vintage Jewelry!
Hand Made Bracelet Selection

One of a Kind Vintage Bracelet from Tons of Treasures

Custom Yellow Rhinestone Bracelet

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry

Purple Bracelet with Cameo by Tons of Treasures

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures

one of a Kind Green Rhinestone Bracelet

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

OOAK Bracelet in Coral Colors with Cameo

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

One of a Kind Rhinestone Bracelet with Green Rivoli

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

Latest Creations of One of a Kind Bracelets at Tons of Treasures

Assortment of OOAK Bracelets made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

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!

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Buying Trip to the Pacific Northwest ~ Did I mention that I LOVE Trees and Rivers?

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No wonder my husband is always mentioning how much he loves northern California compared to where we live in so Cal!

redwood

northern California redwood trees along the highway

antique Barn

For the Love of Old Barns

First Elk Sighting in Oregon

First Elk Sighting in Oregon

TREES OF MYSTERY   Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox

TREES OF MYSTERY Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox

 

We just returned from a the Great Shopping Road Trip to the Northwest and it was great!

Zig Zag

Love the names of some of these places!

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!

Loads of New OLD treasures

The GREAT NORTHWEST Shopping Trip

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…

Vintage Bracelets from Vintage Jewelry ~ I Just Had to Make My Own! (Tutorial Included)

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Vintage Bracelets from Vintage Jewelry ~ I Just Had to Make My Own! (Tutorial Included)

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)

bracelet blanks available locally at the Bead Station in Laguna Niguel

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!


2-part clear epoxy
sand paper
saran wrap or silicone mat
Sorted vintage earrings and brooches for repurposing

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

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)

Use a Covered Board to Work on

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!


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

Blue Repurposed Earring Bracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Gray Repurposed Earring Bfracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Pink Repurposed Earring Bracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Gold Repurposed Earring Bfracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Green Repurposed Earring Bracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!


First 6 bracelets – many more to come!
Retro Bracelet from Vintage Earrings

DIY Vintage Earrings and Brooches turned into Retro Bracelet Free DIY TUTORIAL!

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!

RETRO 1950’s Coolers with Soda Logos by Progress Refrigerator Co, Louisville KY

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RETRO 1950’s Coolers with Soda Logos by Progress Refrigerator Co, Louisville KY

RETRO 1950’s Canada Dry & Pepsi Coolers made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel
Great MAN CAVE / Guy Things in stock for Christmas!
#Hipster #ManCave #Retro #CanadaDry #Pepsi

pepsi cooler

1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

pepsi cooler

1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

pepsi cooler lid

lid of 1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

handle of pepsi cooler

1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

pepsi cooler

1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

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Canada dry cooler interior 1950’s Canada Dry Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

canada dry cooler

1950’s Canada Dry Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Vintage Pepsi Cooler

1950’s Blue Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

cooler lid

id 1950’s Canada Dry Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

canada dry cooler tray

original tray 1950’s Canada Dry Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Vintage Coolers

1950’s Canada Dry & Pepsi Coolers made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Pepsi Cooler

Galvanized Interior
1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Pepsi Cooler

Original Drain Plug 1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Canada Dry Cooler

1950’s Canada Dry Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Pepsi Cooler

Side Bottle Opener 1950’s Pepsi Cooler made by Progress Refrigerator Co, Lexington, KY
Now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Autumn Treasures to Celebrate the Change of Seasons!

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Vintage Wool Blankets make the subtle change to Fall Weather such a warm feeling!  Perfect for rustic décor!

Vintage Wool Blankets
make the subtle change to Fall Weather such a warm feeling! Perfect for rustic décor!

Now that November has finally rolled around, it’s time for Fall Decorating. Nothing says warm and cozy like Vintage Wool Blankets. Most of these are by Pendleton Mills, even the old TWA Blanket! Find them now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel!

Retro ’50s GOTHAM Metal Folding Picnic Box ~ Picni-Table at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Hills

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Retro ’50s GOTHAM Metal Folding Picnic Box ~ Picni-Table at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Hills

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!
(949) 310-6993   *** please do not text ***
Tons of Treasures
27601 Forbes Rd, #50
Laguna Niguel, CA   92677

Hours: 10:00AM – 4:00 Tuesday – Saturday