Category Archive: Thrift Club

Best Things In Life: Rose Gold Greek Key Earrings

I was in K-W, helping my parents move. We went to the Value Village to drop off some fabric scraps and linens. Of course, I asked if I could go in and take… Continue reading

Best Things In Life: Amber Necklace

Because I am broke, I actually did try to sell this necklace to an antique dealer. I kept it because didn’t offer me as much as I wanted, but as we discussed how… Continue reading

Best Things In Life: My Volcano Ring

I found this ring at a now defunct antique store. I found lots of crazy modernist jewellery there. But this is the only piece that ever prompted someone to grab my hand and… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Judgmental Bear

This bear is all seeing, all judging. So you better mind your posture! Still, he is making me happy. It is signed B. Mead, but I don’t know who that is and Googling… Continue reading

Do Over: Sterling and Opal Ring

One of the skills I learned when I took a silversmithing course at Organic Metal Gallery was how to bezel set stones. I have reverse engineered this skill a couple of times to… Continue reading

Find Of The Month: Modernist Malachite Ring

I like big rings and I cannot lie. I also love green stones like malachite. Oh, and I love crazy studio jewellery (aka, jewellry that is made by independant silversmiths and artisans). This… Continue reading

Do Over: Framing Ephemera

I like a nice art. I do like to go to the galleries and take in all the beauty I can. When you go to galleries, artists often leave behind postcards and posters… Continue reading

Year Of The Turquoise

Pantone has named Turquoise, specifically, PMS 15-5519 Turquoise, the 2010 Color Of The Year. And my first thrift shop find of the year is the turquoise ring pictured above. Granted, it’s more of… Continue reading

Do Over: Amber Earrings

It was a good day at the Value Village yesterday. Got a couple of bags of broken jewellery, one of which yielded the sterling silver and amber earrings pictured above. The posts had… Continue reading

Find of the Month: The Greatest Necklace Ever!

It’s a little early for find of the month, I know, but I finally found my Anna Wintour necklace! Mind you, mine is silver set with glass stones, not gold and coloured gems.… Continue reading

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