My Lady of the Locket

Well about a month ago I fell in love with a bracelet, as I have been sadly all too often known to do, laughingly sent the link to an old friend. He said – ‘Just got the tax refund, you’ve never lost money on antiques, go for it’ which is not only hubris, but sadly […]

Ah the joys of a bracelet full of charms!

The first bracelet I got was from a dear friend – and when it arrived it turned out to be filled with charms engraved LIL – my mother’s name. The second full bracelet I bought to sell all but one charm – only to discover it was full of charms engraved KEN – my fathers […]

The Addictive Charm of Puffy Hearts

click here for the link to this spectacular enamel puffy heart charm bracelet auction I must admit I spent quite awhile looking at this auction, each puffy heart is so different and the quality of the enamel seems so nice. Some I have not seen before – like the Arts and Crafts style flower, and […]

Nationalism and Jewelry

My enthusiasm for politics died along with the young president I watched buried when I was five – the safe world I had taken for granted changed forever. I marched and sat in for civil rights and peace through college, and voted by absentee ballots the 20 years I spent on the road, touring the […]