Archive for February, 2012

Tucson Arizona annual gem and jewelry show 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012
gold mining

mining

The first thing we did before going to the gem show in Tucson was camp for 3 days at the Sunflower mine in Arizona. This mine is owned by Douglas diamonds and we were basically exploring and hiking. I am in the pink hat. This was fun! We camped in a tent and cooked over a camp fire.

lapis necklace

lapis necklace

I love this lapis necklace I picked up from a street vendor on the third day!

beaded necklace

beaded necklace

I loved these beaded necklaces so much that I bought 11 of them! Already sold some at the flea market last weekend.

sterling silver rings

sterling silver rings

Some of these sterling silver rings might show up in my eBay store soon. We have red coral, druzy, abalone, turquoise, marcasite, etc.

turtle beads

turtle beads

Beads were EVERYWHERE. Who can resist a few of those? The turtle beads will be in my eBay store this week.

Australian opals

Australian opals

I saved the best for last! I love these Australian opals. Bought them from the guy who mined them. Not cheap! I am going to make a necklace out of them for myself since my birthstone is an opal. Opals come in many colors, not just white!

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Selling scarves on eBay. What are they worth? Vintage Hermes scarf, Pucci scarf, Echo, Vera, and more!

Monday, February 13th, 2012

vintage scarfVintage scarves can be a very interesting topic! They are very beautiful pieces of fabric and can range in price from $2 to $800!

A vintage Hermes scarf recently sold on eBay for 800.00 with one bid. CLICK HERE to see the listing, as long as it is still  up.

vintage scarf

The scarves pictured above were sold by me at a recent flea market. I sold these scarves for 1-2$ dollars each. These are not vintage scarves but they were very easy to find and resell. I made about 20.00 or more for very little work. How? I am lucky! I have a clearance Goodwill store in my area that sells clothing items by the pound. I usually pay 79 cents a pound. It takes about 20 or more scarves just to make a pound so you can imagine the nice profit for resale on scarves. And I find some really beautiful ones!

vintage scarf

Every once in a while I find some vintage ones with good brand names such as Vera, Echo, Paoli, etc. These are worth at least 5.00 to 10.00 a piece. Thrift stores are a great place to find these scarves. Look closely! As long as a scarf is in very good condition and has a brand name, it is probably a good purchase for resale. Also, if it is just plain beautiful — buy it ! Have you checked department store prices for scarves lately? And scarves are so easy to mail!

vintage scarf

The fabric can be important too. Cashmere, wool, and silk are probably the most desirable. Don’t overlook the winter scarves either, especially in wool and cashmere and pashima. CLICK HERE or on any of the above photos to visit my eBay store. Happy scarf hunting!

 

 

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