Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Art of "ART" Signed Vintage Jewelry

Egyptian Revival-Style Two-Tone Pendant ($20)

It has been a busy, busy 6 weeks. Since opening my store "Baubles & Beads & Books...Oh My!" at Ruby Plaza, I have been listing items for sale almost daily...and my shop has over 500 items! My goal is to hit 1000 items by the end of the summer. Sales have been good and I feel very fortunate for that. I really like feeling like I can contribute financially while staying at home with Cameron. Keeping fresh items in a store take a lot of hard work and time - and it takes a lot of inventory. Hard work I can handle, but time and inventory availability are a problem. So I am doing something I never thought I would do. I am raiding my own collection. (O.....M.....G.....)!!!!! My post today will feature a selection of vintage costume jewelry by "ART" of "Mode-Art". This company was founded in 1950 by Arthur Pepper and ceased operation in 1980. "ART" jewelry is a fun designer to collect: they have a variety of styles; lots of whimsical pieces as well as elegant rhinestone beauties. The following pictures are just a few of the pieces by "ART" I am listing for sale at "Baubles & Beads & Books...Oh My!"

So put your feet up, get a glass of sweet tea, and come browse.

Victorian Revival-Style Multi-Chain Dangle Earrings ($25)

Happy Flourescent Flower-Power Pin ($17)

Elegant Faux Pearl Link Bracelet ($20)

Scorpio Zodiac Rhinestone Pin ($38)