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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I'm Hooked!

I'm hooked on vintage rhinestone jewelry! It has consumed my thoughts and my pocket book! It has quickly replaced my past obsession with real diamonds, Longaberger baskets, scrapbook supplies, beanie babies, tea cups, silverware and crystal chandeliers! I may need professional help or perhaps another obsession.
What is the attraction to these man made gems crafted from highly refined glass? Is it the sparkle of each piece or the thrill of the find? Is it the fantasy that they're real or the story they tell? When does a collection become an obsession? As my practical husband asks, "When will enough be enough?" (My husband can live on $20 per month for incidentals!)
To justify my collection/obsession I've added them to my website.For now, I'm enjoying their sparkle, the thrill of the find, the fantasy that they're real and the story they tell! Their beauty is "timeless!" (You will be the first to know when this obsession is replaced by another!)

29 comments:

Irma said...

I love them! I have some awesome pieces as well and I think they are so unique. Nice display!

miss gracies house said...

Isn't it nice to have the business-I call it "legal shopping"! I don't think my husband buys it, though! The clocks look like they did very well:) You must have a lot to make all of those-the jewelry is pretty hard to come by here.
TTYS
Rene'

CIELO said...

Ahhh, so pretty! Love all your clocks and those emerald earrings, yum!

Wishing you the sweetest day, Cindy!

Hugs

cielo

Heidi Ann said...

That's an obsession I can totally understand - I love them, too. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful pieces and fabulous photos!

The Rose Cottage said...

Cindy your clocks are amazing, and they really should be featured in Romantic Country or Victorian Country, or Victoria magazine. you know the ones I mean :)

debi said...

oooooooo!!!! thanks for sharing all that beautiful eye candy!

Angie said...

ohhh gosh, Cindy...I am so sorry...I got drool all over your blog! I don't really see the problem with having this obsession...lol.

~Angie

Pink Slippers said...

I have to say those clocks are beautiful. I think the sparkle and the romance of them is alluring. Just dreaming of thier story like you said is worth having them. You sure do have a timeless and wonderful obsession. Until the next one ...enjoy.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love them too. Where do you find all your beautiful pieces? How are you able to part with them?

Hugs
Joanne

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow, i love every single thing on thios page. stunnimg.
what finds,what treasures.
oxoxo,
jessi

Mermaid Queen said...

You sure have an amazing collection Cindy. Really beautiful rhinestones.
Take care,
Martha

celestina marie said...

I love your "Obesession Collection"
Each and every treasure is wonderful. You inspire me to showcase the pieces I have from my mother.

I am having a giveaway. It would be an honor for me if you stopped by and left a comment.
Blessings,
Celestina
la rea rose

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Yuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Lynne Laura said...

Cindy,

I just love what you have done with all those jewels. I too am obssessed...and tell your husband you can never have too many!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oooooooooooo, lots of pretty sparkles!
:)

Fifi Flowers said...

SPARKLES are a girls best friend!

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

WOW!!!! Stunning just utterly Stunning! I can see why you are in love with it all!!
mandii

karin@creativechaos said...

ooohhhh....I totally get why! They are all so stunning. And the clocks are just beautiful.

Miss Sandy said...

Fantastic bejeweled clocks!

For the Love of Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,
You're such a doll. I can tell you have a wonderful passion for beautiful things. Stop by sometime. I have a new blog.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)
f/k/a pink icing on the cake

emily said...

That is my current obbession too!! I just love your collection, and the clocks you created are wonderful, I must check them out!!

emily

a home far away said...

Those jewelrys are just lovely! Not to mention the clocks...

I am a swedish woman in Singapore, feel free to visit:-

//Gunilla

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Cindy, I love all your beautiful eye candy! I also like to collection vintage brooches and earrings and I put them on vintage picture frames. I love that clock you have! your collection is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Love, Ann

Shabby Addict said...

Those clocks are to die for!! I will be visiting your website for sure! I am looking for cute things to put in my new home!!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

OK, stop with the jewelry already! Every time you put these gorgeous pictures of this gorgeous jewelry on your blog I have to run out and find more for my own collection!! I know what I will be hunting for this week while I am out shopping with my sister, more jewelry! xo, suzy

Pieceful Bits said...

What gorgeous pieces!!!! I especially luv the pink clock!

It is definitely a justifiable (Sp?) obsession:)

Becky said...

Well I now know what I will be looking for at the garage sales I hit today. OMGosh your clocks are so gorgeous! What a talented person you are!
Becky
laceandlures.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

Your photography of these pieces is beautiful. Do you wear them too. I have a great way to display them. Keep an eye on my Blog. I am going to post a photo soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I thought I was obsessed. You have me beat by a mile. Love the way you recycled and adorned the clocks! Beautiful! Tell you husband that think how much money you saved him by buying glass and not the REAL thing. Ha Ha !