September 17, 2014

A Hankering For . . . Vintage Rhinestones


Every come across a photo while browsing Pinterest that stops you in your tracks?

A few weeks ago I had one such moment. 

Haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.

Want to see what's got me all worked up?

Vintage Rhinestones

*****Sigh, So Pretty *****

Now I'm on the hunt for Vintage Rhinestones!

The sparkle . . .the unique designs . . .

I'm loving it all.

vintage pins -- wouldn't they look great on a black sweater?

I have a feeling it would be really easy to branch out into collecting rhinestone buttons too!

Vintage Rhinestone Button Bracelet Number 20 by PaulaMontgomery, $90.00
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Vintage Rhinestone Buttons

24 vintage buttons
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Over the past two weeks I've been on the lookout for rhinestone pins to start my own collection.

Happily so far I've found two . . . I'm hoping for more . . . SOON!

What have you been hankering for lately?



  1. its jaw dropping!!! loved them alllll :)

  2. LOVE old rhinestones...such pretty inspiration photos!

  3. Robin, they remind me of the ones my grandmother used to give me from her jewelry box when I was a little girl. Oh, how I wish I still had them! They were a treasure to me then, and I know they would be now. It's a shame I lost them. I do have some from yard sales etc, and I think I will make magnets for my fridge with them sometime! :)

  4. I love old rhinestones too! I have quite a few of my Mom's and my grandmother's too (so lucky)!
    I love to find the old pins and wear a few together in the winter!

  5. I can see why you want to collect them. I have a nice collection of rhinestone pins, earings, neckless, etc. Some are very old and some about 20 years old. I have some beautiful pieces of Eisenberg Ice that is stunning. I don't believe they make it anymore. It was copied in the 1940's from very old pins. It was given to me from my father-in-law. He also gave some to his wife and sister-in-law. When they died it all came to me. Go onto Google and check out Eisenberg Ice.
    Have fun collecting it.

  6. I see things all the time at sales. I will keep an eye out!

  7. I have just started my collection! I have 2 beautiful ones currently and can't wait to get more!

  8. So pretty!! I collect vintage earrings and pins too. My daughter LOVES to dig around in them. I find them tucked around the house here and there :)

  9. A friend showed me the photo of the bracelet because she knew I would like it. I collected vintage pins/brooches, bracelets, necklaces and earrings since about 1970 and wore them during the 70's and 80's. As 90's came around I wore more of the brooches, and it was a hunt of fun to find smaller ones so I could wear several at a time. I now make necklaces with repurposing all of the above. You will find it addictive! Or already have! Enjoy your search!

    1. Would love to see some of your items

  10. I love rhinestones (have worn brooches for years). I started making jewelry trees several years ago. My first one was with clear rhinestones. It’s still my favorite.


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