Turquoise Tuesday – Vintage Dog Tag Bracelet

Vintage Aluminum Dog Tag Bracelet Genuine Arizona Turquoise BeadsYes, I just missed Tuesday again.  But I had a new bracelet to show you.  This one is made of REAL turquoise!  I just listed it in my Etsy shop.

Turquoise Tuesday… Kind Of…

Vintage 1949 Dog Tag Bracelet Amazonite BeadsThis isn’t turquoise but it is blue.  These bracelets are made with faceted Amazonite beads.  It’s named after the Amazon river, I’m not sure why, because it’s not actually found there and every picture of the Amazon I’ve seen is brown, not blue.  Most Amazonite comes from Russia or Colorado.

These are some of my favorite beads.  I love the color and the texture.  I’ve made several dog tag bracelets with them.  And recently I’ve had several requests for 1950 tags.  I’ve sold them all and haven’t been able to find more.

So now I’m making the bracelets in the second photo.  They are made with reproduction tags so I can make several just like this.  And I may make a few with some other beads.  They’re available in my Etsy shop along with all the vintage dog tag and skeleton key jewelry I have.

1950 Dog Tag Bracelet Amazonite Beads

Turquoise Tuesday – An Arm Party

994368_619036081471179_461130086_nYeah, I know it’s actually Wednesday but I was working on some turquoise projects yesterday.  Christy wanted to order a whole arm party at once so I worked on this group for her.  These turquoise colored pieces are actually howlite and magnesite but that saved her a lot of money.  And I think it still looks pretty nice.  Especially the magnesite, still nice, heavy stone beads.

The olive wood beads actually came from Jerusalem.  I was inspired while I was there this spring.  Love those wooden beads!  This bracelet is also available in my Etsy shop.

The vintage dog tag bracelet is going to be a gift for someone actually born in 1950.  Great idea!

Texas Tag Necklaces are on Etsy!

I finally got around to listing the Texas Tag Necklaces that I brought back from Antique Alley.  There are a few more that are on my shelf at Room With a Past.  If they don’t sell, I’ll be listing them later this week.  You can see these and a lot more in my Etsy shop.

Texas Tags

I made one of these last week and it sold in just a few minutes on Facebook so this week I decided to make a few more.  Another FB fan already requested one of them, so I have 3 left.  They’re $26.00 each + 2.50 s/h (for 1-3 necklaces).  If you’re interested, send an email to abcbooksbyann@comcast.net and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice.