Today chouchous I am very excited to show and tell a few pieces of costume jewelry I got at my favorite flea market. No gemstones, no gold, no silver, only beautiful items I want to wear every day simply because they are gorgeous. Ready?
This first necklace is my favorite of all, it does deserve a place of honor for its stunning elegance. The champagne color cubic zirconia is framed by rows of rhinestones, and a brass chain. Some of the rhinestones are somewhat blackened (which I don’t mind at all, to me it makes the necklace even better!) but it is otherwise in very good condition, and can be worn with just about anything. The 80’s at their best!
I instantly fell in love with this necklace, which came with its own velvet case for only a couple of coins. The beads show such great color tones. I haven’t been able to identify the material though. I was hoping for bakelite but it’s definitely not bakelite. Any idea what it might be made of? (It’s on the heavy side). I’ve been wearing it along with a simple long golden chain and it’s beautiful.
This is a simple necklace with interesting metallic beads of three different colors. It is in perfect condition and has enough patina to make it special while very wearable. This is perfect for those who don’t like loud jewelry but still like to dress up.
Yeah, I have to admit I’m a sucker for rhinestones. If I see them I need them, can’t help it. The emerald lagoon tones of this little bow were just too wonderful to ignore. Looooooove it!
This is quite a funky one in great 1980’s style. It’s a long lariat made of what looks like gunmetal, and rhinestones. The ingenious hook allows you to play with styles and length. A very unique piece!
This is a stunning bronze brooch. I call it the Munch brooch because the motif reminds me of paintings by Munch. It is quite heavy and probably best suited for jackets and coats. A really great vintage item to wear.
This bangle is so OMG-over-the-top I just HAD to have it. I’m now waiting for any opportunity to go disco dancing, if such thing still exists. The plating has worn off in a sort of random way, leaving behind a variety of metallic tones that make for a great patina. No value whatsoever but I’m considering it a piece of art.
Back to simplicity with this cute minimalist trio of hearts. I was expecting a shorter chain for such small beads but I do like the length of this necklace, it’s fantastic with a black top.
This necklace was tightly packed into a tiny zipper bag. I bought it (for 1$) because I fell in love with the amazing antique looking beads and chain and was planning to use them to create new pieces of jewelry. That’s when I noticed the precious Monet tag and I thought ooooh, no way you are getting the chop my little beauty. Regardless of its value this is a truly wonderful necklace that I feel like wearing very often.
Voilà chouchous, that’s it for today’s show and tell, I hope you liked those pieces of jewelry as much as I do. I’m certainly looking forward to rescue more of those beauties very soon!