Monday, September 30, 2013

Thin Blue Line


September 21 was National "Thank a Police Officer" Day. I just learned that little fact today. So, rather than wait another three hundred and fifty-six days (and probably miss it again), I'm declaring today Megan's "Thank a Police Officer" Day.

Thank you, officer, for all you do. Thank you for risking your life everyday for me. Thank you for knowing what to do when I'm panicking. Thank you for saving lives. Thank you for standing between the bad guys and our children. Thank you for being a hero. (And, thank you for pulling over that jerk who was going 100 mph on I-95 last week.)


Delicate and feminine 'thin blue line" bracelet made from vintage gold chain with black and blue embroidery thread woven into it
Thin Blue Line bracelet 
The "thin blue line" is a nationally recognized symbol of support for the brave men and women in law enforcement. Many thanks to "J," who specially requested this design and inspired me to add it to my shop permanently! After doing some research, I have confirmed that there's a solid selection of chunky para-cord bracelets, but very few pretty or elegant options out there. This bracelet would make the perfect gift for the wife, mom or daughter of an officer (or maybe a bridesmaid's gift at your police wedding)!

Delicate and feminine 'thin blue line" bracelet made from vintage gold chain with black and blue embroidery thread woven into it
Thin Blue Line bracelet 
And this bracelet is made from recycled vintage chain, eco-friendly, yay!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Not for Sale

Vintage rhinestone ear wraps

Okay, I know what you're thinking. What's the point? They're not for sale...


Well, here's how it went down. At first, I fully intended to list these babies on my shop. But, during the googling process, I learned that these vintage ear wraps are actually pretty rare. They were likely made by DeLizza & Elster in the 1950s, and the few pairs I've been able to find online sold for $100 to $300! There are even entire books dedicated to these pieces. So, that, combined with the fact that they are family heirlooms (...from my family), means I'll be keeping them...and praying for the hipster power to wear them someday. 


But, hey, I had a freak accident and pulled a muscle taking these photos, so they are going on the internet somewhere!