Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rhinestones are a Girl's Best Friend

Sure, diamonds are nice too, but with the rising cost of fuel these days, rhinestones offer a budget-friendly alternative. Here are some examples I picked up at today's foggy flea market (brr...), as well as some other pieces I've had in my collection for a while.

Dazzling bracelets just waiting to be upcycled...

Some of these larger brooches have been with me for a few years. The leaf-shaped example belonged to my Aunt Dottie who, now in her 90s, still has great taste!

I inherited these early 1960s beauties from my grandmother. Though I'll probably make a necklace for myself with the crown pin, I'll never sell any of them.

Sparkling earrings!

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
but rhinestones are a girl's best friend! x o


  1. Looks like you had a successful trip to the flea market - you got a lot of pretty pieces to work with.
    Have a great week.

  2. Love me some rhinestones too!!!! How was the bounty at the flea this weekend??? Went to auction on Saturday and it was a fight to get anything, paid high prices on most things, lots of competition but it was fun! Have a great week Robyn, and happy creating!

  3. Bling galore! I'm sure you'll have fun playing with these pieces. I also recognize that blue velvet lined box... :)

  4. I'm watching you grow and you are doing a great job! I'm planning to go to the Alemany Flea Market this weekend. Do you ever go? It is fabulous...Wanna go?
    Au Revoir,

  5. Thank you, everyone, for keeping an eye on my blog and for all your sweet feedback. You inspire me to keep going and I love hearing about your flea market adventures too! x o