Thursday, July 5, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
What is the current trend in antiques? Anything architectural. If you can use it outside that is even better. The trend for outdoor spaces has included vintage metal, industrial and wooden farm furniture. Take a second look at a piece before you edit it. Can you paint it to weather proof it? Can your repurpose it? Price out some of the outdoor decor for sale in todays marketplace and you will see the benefit of recycle, reuse and repurpose.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We are off today to go antiquing and our first stop will be True Value Antiques in Illinois to pick up a repair. Walt has a true eye for repair or replacing antique jewelry. It is the best investment you can make in the antique business if you can find an artist to identify and repair antique jewelry. These fine craftsmen can help you understand if something can be fixed or if it's a lost cause. They are also a good resource for parts to use in your own jewelry making endeavors for those of you who like to design your own jewelry.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Just had a customer in today to replace a 1930's Art Deco filigree diamond ring. Be careful who you have work on your vintage jewelry and photograph it before the work is started. She had a jeweler try to repair her grandmothers ring and he cracked the diamond. He made it right by encasing it in a pendant, but now she can't wear her grandmothers ring on her finger. Lucky for me she found one in my store.