Thursday, December 15, 2011

For Sale Necklace Items 13-19

You've been asking for some jewelry for sale to be listed, so without further ado, here you go...  Be assured all items I create are OOAK (One of a Kind) creations.  Contact me if you need lengths on these or more details.
gretchen.schaumann@comcast.net

Necklaces
 #13
Vintage Hardware French Vanilla Necklace
$62.00
SOLD
Necklace is a mix of antiqued Silver and Gold tone chunky links with Baroque Faux Vintage Glass Pearls, Vintage Chippy Hardware with Ivory Rose resin set inside hole, and a gorgeous filigree Vintage Mother of Pearl Cross Focal.  Truly stunning in person. 



#14
"Play" Mother of Pearl Necklace
$44
AVAILABLE as of 2/5/12
Vintage Mother of Pearl Ivory linked beads with unique religious connector attached to a Vintage optical lens with a sparrow shaped book page punched out with the word "Play"



#15
BT 410 Necklace
SOLD
Long Antiqued gold tone ball chain necklace with Industrial vintage tag (see details in 3rd photo below), tear drop shaped focal piece has a wood/crackly look to it, and has been layered with the BT 410 Vintage tag, vintage keys and a vintage rhinestone bling.  The ball chain can be cut with a scissor to a shorter length if that is your desire.



#16
Chunky Robins Egg Blue Maltese Cross Necklace
SOLD
This necklace is so cool in person.  The photos do not do it justice at all...  Layers of gorgeous gold vintage chains, and this fabulous Chunky Robins Egg Blue Maltese Cross focal with the rhinestones all set in and all intact is truly stunning.  This is a conversation piece for sure.  Love this one...



#17
Antiqued Silvertone Vintage Amber Locket Necklace
 SOLD
This necklace has some gorgeous huge vintage amber faceted crystals and a beautiful shabby chic oval locket with amber set in stone and rhinestones.  The shabbiness of it shows that the locket was dearly loved in its past life and makes me wonder who owned it?  Was it a gift from a loved one, long ago?  Love these shabby saved pieces such as this locket and I personally feel the missing pieces add a mystique to the piece.






#18
Silver tone & Vintage Amber Nugget Necklace
SOLD
This necklace has some gorgeous a huge vintage amber faceted crystal focal, vintage rhinestone roundels, black silk ribbon, and another smaller vintage amber faceted crystal and hangs from a antiqued silver tone chain.


Bracelets
#19
Time for a Queen Bracelet
$32.00
AVAILABLE as of 2/5/12
This bracelet has a gorgeous look to the chain and is vintage with a safety clasp.  I have created a layered drop of vintage mother of pearl, vintage watch face, filigree and a queen crown which is new and is silver plate.  This is such a pretty bracelet.



Monday, December 12, 2011

Jewelry For Sale Holidays 2011 & a Thank You

Wow!  Thank you to all of my loyal followers for hanging in there while I was away doing some local large events in September and now recently the traveling "Trunk Shows".  I always love the local events as I get to interface with you my followers and customers, but this year having two large events back to back about cleaned me out.  

I had to keep my nose to the grindstone (a family farm saying I grew up with), and create, create some more and continue to create to fill the needs of the Trunk Shows I was committed to do in November.  These traveling events were indeed a privilege to be featured at and I so appreciated it.  So a big thank you to Beth and John from Antiques Downtown in Elk River, MN and Mary of Marishka's in St. Cloud, MN for allowing me to set up within your shops.  My jewelry will continue to be for sale at Marishka's in Central Minnesota, so be sure to stop in to this lovely shop during your shopping jaunts.  It's a wonderful boutique style, warm and cozy shop.

Now, onto the job at hand...  Listing some jewelry for sale for my loyal customers that have been begging me for months to get some new items offered up.  Just in time for the Holidays too! 

While scrolling through the items think this:
1) would this work for me?
2)  would these earrings be fabulous for  _______ as a gift for Christmas?
3)  wouldn't this be a perfect match for my dear friend, ______.  She just loves hand created one-of-a-kind jewelry that no one else in the world owns.

So here is the start of a few postings I will be making every couple of days.  First come, first buy.  :)

Earrings 
All earrings are (OOAK)  One of a Kind

E1
Antiqued Sterling Silver Lever Backs with Abalone, vintage faux glass ivory small pearls and Vintage Sterling Silver Filigree connector accents with floral motifs 
$29.00

E2
Antiqued Sterling Silver French Hook wires with Vintage Sterling Silver Filigree connector accents with floral motifs and fabulous triangle shaped Vintage Light Blue set in rhinestone drop focals
$27.00 SOLD

E3
Antiqued Gold Large Hoop French Wires with fabulous Vintage Peachy Pink connector elements, Clear AB Swarovski crystals, bead caps, and Strawberry Quartz Faceted Beads.  Truly Stunning in a Shabby Chic Way.
$27.00 SOLD

E4
Antiqued Gold Large Hoop French Wires with Unique Champagne
 colored crystal drops with Antiqued Gold Star Fish Focal Drops
SOLD

E5
Sterling Silver Lever Back Earrings with Vintage crystals and Sterling Silver Filigree Drops
Sparkly and Beautiful
SOLD

E6
Sterling Silver French Hook wires with Vintage Sterling Silver Filigree Connector accents with floral motifs and
gorgeous Vintage Swarovski Grey AB Crystals and clear crystal accents.  Sparkly and Gorgeous.
$26.00

E7
14 kt Gold Filled Lever Backs with Gorgeous Twisted Gold toned Connector accents and Vintage Glass Faux Large Baroque Chocolate Brown Pearls with Vintage Gold Filigree Bead Caps
 SOLD

E8
Antiqued Gold Large Hoop French Wires with Vintage Cameo Connectors and Vintage Glass Faux Pearls in a Copper Color along with Vintage Gold Bead Caps and Vintage Swarovski Clear Crystals
SOLD

E9
14 kt Gold Filled French Wire Hooks and Vintage Filigree Connectors and 
Vintage Gorgeous Red Crystal Set in Rhinestone focals
$29.00

E10
14 kt Gold Filled French Wire Hooks and Gold Filled Filigree 
Findings  and Vintage AB Swarovski Bullet Style Crystals
$29.00

E11
Antiqued Gold Large Hoop French Wires with Vintage Filigree Gold Beads 
and Vintage Glass Faux Large Ivory Pearls
$22.00

E12
14kt Gold Filled Lever Backs with Vintage Brass oval Beads, tiny seed beads, 
Vintage Gold Bead Caps and Vintage Blue Baroque Faux Glass Pearls
SOLD

More items will be listed soon.  Let me know if you are interested in any of these and I can set them aside until I have everything listed and you've had a chance to see it all.  Thanks for your interest.

Gretchen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mimi-Toria's Design upcoming Trunk Show - November 11th & 12th

Hope to see you this Friday or Saturday when I bring an array of vintage redesigned jewelry for a two day showing at Antiques Downtown, at a great location in the original downtown area of Elk River.  There is ample parking in back as well as along the front of this store. 
If you haven't been here before, than you are definitely missing out on some great opportunities to go treasure hunting.  This shop may be one of the best kept secrets in Minnesota, so come on in and check it out.  There are 3 floors of great shopping goodies to check out and each floor boasts fabulous finds...

My Trunk Show is helping to celebrate Downtown Antiques Anniversary Sale which runs, November 11, 12 and the 13.  I will be set up for all of the Friday and Saturday hours that the shop is open, but not on Sunday.  

Here are the Anniversary Sale Dates and times:

November 11th - 10am - 8pm    (Friday)  6pm - 8pm (Customer Appreciation Night)

November 12th -  10am - 6pm   (Saturday)

November 13th - 10am - 6pm   (Sunday)

During all three days there will be special discounts in many of the booths. Refreshments will be served throughout the sale dates too.  On Customer Appreciation Night, a special LaDeeDa Designs fashion show will be held at 6:30 on Friday the 11th by Lori Gravink which you won't want to miss either. 

So, I took a drive up to Elk River to see my location that I will be setting up in the shop so that I could plan effectively and snapped some photos of the goodies that are currently in their shop and for sale.  They may be gone by the time the sale starts, but here is what was there last Friday when I shot the photos.  The photos are meant to give you a sampling of the great finds you may expect to run across at this hidden gem.  It is not a typical antique shop with rows and rows of shelves of glassware and misc. items, however you will also find lots of that too.  Some photos for you...
One of the things I love about Beth and John running this shop, is that they've stepped outside of the box of a typical antique shop, and have chosen to move forward with the times and offer their customers what it is many people are currently collecting, using and decorating their homes with.  They set up wonderful room style vignettes and displays, so that you have the visual of how it might look in your own settings.

This particular space has a lot of industrial style elements housed in it, and they are WILDLY popular with the Junking and Gardening style lovers and or collectors.  My favorite piece in the entire shop happened to be housed in this area...  Can you guess which one it is?

Did you guess right?  Did you pick this beauty out of that previous photo?  This my friends, would be my #1 pick of the entire 3 floors of shopping paradise.  How perfect it would be in my Jewelry Design Studio...  Just love it!

Another excellent example of showcasing antiques to their finest potential.  What a great visual this would give a shopper as to how something might/could look in their home.  Don't you agree?  That lovely settee was my second love in the shop.  Coolest ever....

So cool in fact that I had to toss the throw pillows that were covering up its beautiful details, so that I could give you a close-up and personal shot of the incredible back piece that was added to this lovely...   Love it second best of all!

,,,and this dresser is another beauty in the shop all the work is done, you just need to buy it and haul it home.

Ok, so I'm a jewelry designer after all...  You didn't expect me not to pick out a gorgeous display piece in my top picks now did you?  A lovely well worn dress form for sale on the upper level.  Love this...

 Love this box I saw way up on a top shelf in the top level of the shop.

A basket of elements waiting to get a new lease in life with a junker  re purposing and putting them back into duty.

This lovely vintage wood toolbox has already received a new lease on life as a lovely Fall display piece for this arrangement.  This is the art of re purposing... one neglected and forgotten element at a time.

Another example of a creative vendor re purposing a vintage element and making it something different than its intended use.  I believe this may be a baptismal made into a table now, but I'm not sure.

The shop also has typical lovely vintage furniture finds such as the above photo shows too.

Vintage clothing is sprinkled through out the shop, as vendors find these great elements, but remember, Lori of Ladeeda will have an entire space set up during the event of her vintage clothing, upcycled clothing and fun and funky finds.

The shop also boasts great shelving style vendors with units filled with whatever it is you may be looking for as well.  This display is on the third floor of the three floor antique shop.

This booth on the 3rd floor always has meticulous displays in her shelving units and this color coordinated shot shows the time and effort she puts into her space.  No dust settles on her shelves....

The tour wouldn't be complete without touching on the fabulous jewelry vendors at this shop.  They are all favorites of mine, and although not all are represented by these photos there is a paradise for vintage redesigners and collectors to be found behind the doors of the Antiques Downtown of Elk River shop.

Be sure to check out each of these fabulous ladies through out the shop for treasures.  Great sales going on in the jewelry department booths during the sale dates too.  Rumor has it that one of the ladies in the shop named Jodi,  really shows her customer appreciation extra much during the sale, so be sure to ask about her multiple booth spaces.

Yes, they've got it covered...  There is even a purple/red section for those of you into that tradition.

Cases of gorgeous jewelry and collector quality pieces are included in the venue at this shop.  I'm sure you can see why this is one of my favorite places to shop.  It's been my best kept secret for quite a few years, but it's time to share now and spread the word....

So this is where you'll find me this upcoming Friday and Saturday.  I will showcase some of the pieces I will have at the show in a couple of days.  Hope to see you there.




Mimi-Toria's Design Jewelry Style