Monday, November 24, 2014

JET of the Day: Beads for Blanche by BlancheB

The name of this shop - Beads for Blanche - is a tribute to the memory of a much loved pet. The owner of this shop - Stacey - began selling jewelry to raise funds that helped to pay medical expenses for the smiling pup you see in the picture above ...

Since that time, BlancheB has evolved into a shop that sells brand name vintage jewelry and handmade jewelry with vintage parts.

You'll find vintage rhinestone necklaces, hair ornaments like bobby pins made with antique jewelry parts and vintage buttons.

Stacey likes to group her handmade bobby pins by theme, like floral, rhinestone, grouped by color, or maybe a pearl set.

This Etsy shop offers jewelry items by collectible makers like Coro, Lanvin and even a ring by Hattie Carnegie!

Browsing in this shop is a lot of fun; there are some really interesting and beautiful things here. There are some true treasures hidden at BlancheB just waiting to be uncovered - like the heart shaped box by Tiffany & Co. shown on the right, and this Antique Diamond Filigree Brooch.

Some people prefer vintage over new. Things were more likely to be handmade, and standards were higher because products were made to last. It seems many things are designed now to last just so long. It began with paper plates and disposable lighters ...

So if you like to explore Etsy shops and hunt for hidden gems, a visit to https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlancheB might be just what you need to find the perfect gift.

14 comments :

Jean Sandell said...

What a lovely shop!

Erika Price said...

Great article about this wonderful place to shop for vintage jewelry!

Tracy said...

Love vintage finds! This shop is awesome!

Gloria Flynn said...

Great vintage finds and nicely written article!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks for sharing this cool vintage shop with great jewelry!

Donna Arena said...

I'm so partial to vintage jewelry, it is more meaningful & rich in history...Stacy has so many unique and beautiful items, you'd be crazy not to go take a look!!!

LoveStoneArts said...

What a great peek at a wonderful collection of vintage jewelry!
Love it!!

mjsee said...

What a great shop...and great story!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

How fun to read!

Brooke said...

Great examples of the vintage treasures you will find in this shop. I had fun perusing the shop too.

Val Swanson said...

This shop is a real treasure trove of wonders.

Erin Austin said...

So many interesting pieces!

SendingLoveGallery said...

wonderful vintage finds, love her handmade upcycled creations too!

jemsbyjb said...

An awesome shop full of intriguing finds.