It’s Monday again and I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I can’t wait to kick off this week with some great tips when it comes to finding, maintaining and displaying little vintage treasures.
When it comes to broken pieces you can always recycle. Take rhinestones from one piece to replace them in another to make it like new again. Broken buttons make excellent centers on flowers when crafting. You can even recycle old chains and clasps.
The best thing to look for if you’re investing a little more money in some of those special pieces is to firstly check that all the jewels are there. And secondly, that they are all pronged. You can tell if a piece is high quality if each and every jewel has 4 prongs holding them in place. Pieces like this will last for years and years.
One more thing: I also love antique cups and saucers for displaying my findings. I have found pieces for as little as fifty cents to a dollar at the thrift store. Old hat boxes are also fun to keep your treasures in. Keep in mind that everything looks nicer once it’s brought home, and cleaned up with a little TLC!
Here’s a link to some at home remedies for cleaning you’re metal pieces. I’ve tried the baking soda one and it worked pretty well.
Until next Monday :)