Giraffes and Rhinestones

Some cool new and vintage jewelry that I ordered came. Because I don’t have an endless amount of spending to go towards jewelry art, I shop around. Shopping around has gotten me some pretty amazing jewelry for a decent price.

New to me this week is this gorgeous brooch!

the seller offered me.a discount
and I got it for $9 plus shipping

I’ve also been looking for giraffe jewelry to use in a piece I’m working on for my niece. I found a vintage brooch lot on eBay and I asked for a slight discount. My offer was accepted! I got it today:

brooches I got for $5 plus shipping

Here’s the giraffe in it:

giraffe brooch

Pretty great deals, I thought. Lots are nice because you can make multiple pieces of art with whatever’s included.

My niece’s giraffe is a work in progress, but I thought I’d show you how it’s going. I’ll add that new giraffe brooch in somewhere.

a giraffe I’m working on for my niece

There’s a craft show coming up in October. I’m excited to be able to use these pieces to create some fun stuff for it.

Hope you have a wonderful day!



    • Hello. Thank you. I think she’ll like it.
      It’s a local Arts and Crafts Fair. The Women’s Civic Club hosts it. The booth fee is $25 for each vendor, then the Civic Club uses that money for needs around town. Like, I think they help elderly pay electric bills and things.

      I do. Last year was my first booth. I took 31 pieces and came home with 9. I’m hoping to take around the same amount this time. It’s in October.

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  1. You found some beautiful pieces! The mermaid looks amazing and those giraffes are super cute 😊. The giraffe design your working on looks amazing, can’t wait to see it when it’s finished. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs Jo x


    • Hi! Thank you so much! Trying to find the jewelry is a lot of fun. Even better when it’s a deal. Thank you, it’s my first giraffe. One niece asked for a cat. The other suggested a giraffe. Love new art adventures. I love the work that you do- such pretty scrapbook papers.

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  2. I am excited to see what you will do with the giraffe on the giraffe! I have an idea where you might put it, so I will wait to see if I could be right! I have a number of vintage pieces (mostly pins and brooches) from my mother, and both grandmothers. I might give this a try to do something for my nieces!

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  3. I have that same giraffe brooch! Yep! I wear it every once in a while. I can’t remember where I got it though. I’ve had it a long time. I also have a rose pin very similar to the one in your picture. It may be the same; I can’t tell for sure. I look forward to seeing how this piece comes out. Giraffes are a beautiful animal!

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    • Oh my gosh, you do?? That’s really cool that I ended up with the same giraffe brooch you have!! Love that! I love those rose pins. Elegant, yet simple. Wonder if they’re the same… Did you see that oval brooch? I think that is someone’s counted cross stitch in there. It’s really pretty. Can’t believe I got all those pieces for $5. Pretty cool!

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