Monday, October 19, 2009

Rhinestone Rhapsody

My love of rhinestones goes back many years to when I was in High School.I would borrow my mothers necklaces, bracelets and earrings to complete my vintage look each day! Now that I am designing my handbag line Hula Gypsy the only choice to embellish each unique clutch was one of this glittering treasures. I have been researching them through books and the internet, learning about the 1940s designers like Weiss,Coro and Lisner. Yes you can purchase new ones and they are quite nice...but there is something so special about the vintage ones...Who wore it and where did they go? I love to picture Hollywood starlets and socialites getting ready in their lovely romantic,so feminine!

Do you love the rhapsody of rhinestones? What is your favorite jewelry item? I would love to know!!

Have a shiny,colorful and enchanting day!Aloha,Anna

1 comment:

  1. Oooh Anna, your vintage rhinestone jewelry is sooo beautiful! Vintage rhinestone anything is my favorite, but I am especially in love with the brooches... my mama always wore beautiful jewelry, and I inherited many of her pieces as did my sister and my nieces... I too try to imagine who once owned the ones I purchase... I always love to belive that they are watching down on me from Heaven and happy I am taking care of their treasures and loving them... it is sort of like a very special bond with a lady I never even knew but love... Bisous... Julie Marie