Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vintage Jewelry

I had some time to go through my grandmother's pieces. We do have different tastes so there are only 3 pieces I will keep as is to wear, enjoy and stay in the family.

The flower screwbacks are sterling silver with an amazing patina! While I'm not used to wearing earrings for non-pierced earrings, but I think I can handle wearing these.
Pearls are always up my alley! This long costume strand of pearls will get plenty of wear.
This bracelet looks beautiful on! It is probably not that old. 

When I Googled paz jewelry I couldn't find anything out about this. There is an Israeli designer but it appears he only works in sterling silver. The rest of the Googling brought up Pez candy! If you are familiar with this, please share. 
With some of the brooches, I'm thinking of working them into necklaces!
With clip on earrings, I'm thinking cocktail rings!
There was also a costume scarab bracelet with 2 of each stone so these may be really sweet as earrings.
I love old white plastic beads. There were 2 strand I have undone. The beads need to be cleaned and then they will work great into summery pieces.
It is time to say Happy New Year already! I wish you all a happy and successful 2015. 

2014 was a crazy year for me quitting my full time job to go self employed, selling my house and moving in with Jim. All those transitions went incredibly smooth ensuring me that the decisions were all good ones. It will be my first full year being self employed. Yay! 

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy moving into the new year. ~Val


  1. neat pieces. i like the scarabs and several of the old pins. i kept a bunch of pins from my mother-in-law. i don't wear any, but they're in an old jewelry box (also from her) for safekeeping. :) i took another bunch of my favorite pieces of her stuff and put them in a shadow box i hang in my bathroom.

  2. Yay! Congrats on your first year of self-employment! I'm so glad everything worked out for you!
    Yes, those colourful earrings will look absolute great as statement rings :)
    What an interesting looking bracelet (the one from Israel). Never seen anything like it. Totally love the long pearl necklace :)
    I've enjoyed reading your posts and looking forward to new ones in the coming year!!

  3. Congrats on so many wonderful changes in your life this year Val! Seems like it is all falling into place for you! what wonderful pieces to wear, enjoy and 'upcylce' into a few new items :) You can have some fun with these! Happy New Year

  4. These are fabulous! And you can do so much with the ones you don't want to leave as they are. :)

  5. Let's make this the best year Miss Val! Happy 2015!

  6. What treasures you've uncovered to both wear and work with! I can't wait to see how you use these in your work. Have fun with it.

  7. Beautiful pieces! I love the bracelet. I wonder if the designer is Spanish because "paz" is a Spanish word too. It is quite beautiful. Enjoy!

  8. Oh Val, what lovely treasures! How special to have some pieces of jewelry that belonged to your sweet grandmother. I simply love the brooches!

    Enjoy the week. Hugs!

  9. Not many people are satisfied with this year, with the decisions they made and how things turned out. So it's fine to hear that you said "that year was good and great". So I wish you another great year! All the best!

  10. Love the pretty bracelet, and the collection of brooches. Brooches are such an underrated accessorie, don't you think?

  11. My grandmother had earrings with that kind of backing. She also loved brooches. Your grandmother and mine would've been best friends. HaHaHa I love that necklace.

  12. Lovely pieces!!!
    A new year always brings new dreams, new goals, new challenges, but old friends always remain.
    ★ Feliz Año Nuevo ★

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  13. I love the patina of the first pair of earring, Val. I look forward to seeing what you do with the pins.
    Happy New Year to you!

  14. Val, I am loving all your grandmother's pieces! She had great taste! Love the earrings, but then, truly I really love everything! That Paz bracelet is funky! May I ask, how long the scarab bracelet is? I have always thought those were really cool!
    Val, here's to an AMAZING 2015!!! Let's rock the boat girl ;o) LOL! I am so happy how many blessings you had this past year! You deserve it! Keep being you! Big Hugs ;o) Love ya ;o)

  15. These are beautiful!!! You are very talented. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2015 will be fantastic for you!

  16. Happy New Year to you Val! I am so pleased that you are pleased with all the changes you made in 2014. Have fun with Grandma's jewellry. I just googled Paz Jewellry in Hebrew for you but nothing came up similar to your bracelet.

  17. Grandmother jewelry always has the same romantic quality, no matter whose grandmother she is. I cannot wait to see those gorgeous pins receive new life as necklaces! You have some wonderful pieces there! All good things to you in 2015, Val!

  18. Wow. Such great pieces. I hope you have a happy new year.

  19. I love the silver flower earrings and the pearl necklace is lovely. Some of the other pieces look interesting and vintage so I expect you'll have fun deciding what to do with them. 2014 sounded like a good year for you so wishing you lots of the same in 2015!

  20. Old jewelry is fun. When we cleaned out my mom's house last month I brought home all her jewelry and I never thought to do anything with it. It's in a box in my studio. Now I'm going to have some fun looking through it all.


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