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stracci2000

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Today I was in a thrift store looking at the jewelry.
There was this glued together mess of a pin. I hate that people rip apart vintage jewelry and make something ugly!
Anyway, this one caught my eye because it had some nice pearls on it. For $1.00, I took a chance.
Lo and behold, I discovered a 14k Mikimoto earring! Unfortunately, the clip part has been removed. The hot glue was really hard to remove. :angryfire:
I took the photos after I started pulling it apart. It has the Mikimoto mark, an "M" in an oyster shell.
Yay!
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stracci2000

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So pretty! Would be beautiful as a conversion - what will you make?
I'm not sure yet. Maybe a pendant. Something I can do myself.
I've got to put some thought into it.
But one thing is for sure--the next time I see one of these glued together pins, I will look at it VERY carefully!
 

stracci2000

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Hey @YadaYadaYada , come over here to Pearls and see what I found yesterday
 

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Hey @YadaYadaYada , come over here to Pearls and see what I found yesterday
I remember these types of cobbled together pins with the watch in the middle. If I recall these were very 90's think poet blouses with the ruffles down the front and on the sleeves, the tapestry vest craze and the baby doll tops with stirrup leggings and ballet flats.

That's pretty amazing that you found a real gold and Pearl earring in that mess, excited to see what you do with it!
 

stracci2000

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I remember these types of cobbled together pins with the watch in the middle. If I recall these were very 90's think poet blouses with the ruffles down the front and on the sleeves, the tapestry vest craze and the baby doll tops with stirrup leggings and ballet flats.

That's pretty amazing that you found a real gold and Pearl earring in that mess, excited to see what you do with it!
OMG, guilty as charged! I wore all that stuff!
You certainly got the 90's pegged! I really never liked vests, though.
But those poet blouses, yeah.....that was me!
 

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OMG, guilty as charged! I wore all that stuff!
You certainly got the 90's pegged! I really never liked vests, though.
But those poet blouses, yeah.....that was me!
I loved those poet blouses too! I had a white and a rose colored and they had to be worn with certain color jeans, thought I was hot you know what lol!
 

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I loved those poet blouses too! I had a white and a rose colored and they had to be worn with certain color jeans, thought I was hot you know what lol!
You are still hot 'you know what'!
 

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Nice find!!

Andie Walsh definitely would have made and worn a pin like that. It may have been her mother's earring!! lol
 

stracci2000

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Nice find!!

Andie Walsh definitely would have made and worn a pin like that. It may have been her mother's earring!! lol
OK, I had to look that one up.......It's been a looooong time since I saw that movie!
 

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@Bluegemz, @TheGarnetGirl
Can you believe I found this in Socorro, of all places?

I tried it sideways, but the easiest way to make it a pendant was to attach a simple loop to the back for a chain. See below
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Whaaaaa?
The universe must be off its axis....Mikimoto in Socorro?!

I love the conversion! Sweet lil' pendant now!
It makes me happy as the child in me is reminded of a bouqet of balloons!
 

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It looks fabulous as a pendant! That is amazing that you found that in Socorro! There have been times on road trips that I’ve stopped at little thrift stores in tiny towns...just to see what might Possibly be there. At times, I’ve been truly surprised!
It is fascinating imagining how lives were lived, what people collected, etc in these places!!
 

stracci2000

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It looks fabulous as a pendant! That is amazing that you found that in Socorro! There have been times on road trips that I’ve stopped at little thrift stores in tiny towns...just to see what might Possibly be there. At times, I’ve been truly surprised!
It is fascinating imagining how lives were lived, what people collected, etc in these places!!
I travel around northern NM for my job, and I have discovered that most little towns have some sort of second hand shop.
I seek them out and regularly stop once or twice a month while traveling for work. It's my own little treasure hunt!
 
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