Friday, February 29, 2008

My First Sale!

My first sale is still a hazy dream come true.  This summer I began hunting for abandoned treasures, including antique lockets, old vintage Chanel chain, rare charms, chandelier crystals, watch chains and other resurrected finds.  I reworked them into one-of-a-kind necklaces and charm bracelets.  

One day one of my boyfriend's friends came over to our place to say hi.  She is a buyer for a retail chain store, Tyler's.  I showed her my designs and she insisted on buying this one.  It can be worn as a bracelet or necklace that wraps around twice. At the time I was still working on my Etsy store and had not finished photographing or pricing my pieces.  I was so thrilled that she love it so much that I gladly sold it to her.  

Soon after I launched my etsy store called Vintage Rehab,  I sold 6 items in the first month!    

Vintage Oriental Cloisonne Locket Necklace

This is a true Oriental cloisonne antique locket.  American and Continentals read from left to right, while other Ethnic cultures read from right to left.  This locket opens from the left side, which is the opposite of most lockets.  It hangs on a long vintage gold tone chain with a rare vintage flower clasp.  The necklace can be worn multiple ways by wrapping the chain around two or three times.

Engagement Present

Lockets are fascinating because they tell a story.  When you open the hinges of an old locket for the first time, a mystery is waiting to be discovered!  This is one of my favorite lockets that I reclaimed and added a chain accented with vintage gray crystals.  Inside are the original photos of a woman's husband and son who she must have loved dearly.  More so, it is special to me because a gentleman bought this necklace for his fiance as an engagement present.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Inside a Vintage Lockets

I reclaim vintage lockets and rework them into one-of-a-kind necklaces. Some of the lockets have the original photos inside.  I imagine who wore it and the meaning of the photos inside.  Not only are they all unique, but they each tell a story. Check out all of the lockets at www.!

Custom Toy Box

I love to design furniture and want to show off a toy box I made to match a little boys room.  If you are interested in ordering a custom designed toy box, please contact me. Handmade with love by Stacey Samuels.