Monday, November 17, 2014

Vintage! It may be for YOU if you want to have your own unique look and style!

~ Are you a person who wants to stand out from the trendy crowd and have your own look? Or do you want to have the latest fashion, just like everyone else?

~ Maybe YOU too are a little sentimental and love the look of the past! It makes you feel special!

~ Vintage can also connect you with your loved ones and preserve memories! 

~ It is a great way to go "green" by reusing those beautiful pieces!

~ Vintage items were quality made meant to last a long time and hold their value!

If this describes YOU, Vintage is probably a great style for you!  
It is always unique and will allow you to express your personality! Usually the definition of Vintage is that a piece is over 20 years old.  Antique jewelry is defined as being 100 years old. Other terminology related to vintage jewelry is "fine jewelry" and "costume jewelry." Fine jewelry means it was made with silver, gold, and platinum along with using fine pearls and gemstones. Costume jewelry is made of less precious metals, pearls and rhinestones. The cost in both categories can vary greatly depending on the materials used, the makers, age etc. The sky is the limit as to what type fits your taste - earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, shoe clips, sweater clips, scatter pins, hat pins, etc!

Etsy is a great place to shop for Vintage Jewelry, Clothing, and Household items, not only in my shop, Sentimental Sue, but also there are many other shops that also specialize in vintage jewelry, fashion and household. You are bound to find something for your own unique style and look. I would love to help you choose a special piece to express your flair and spirit!

Do you already have a Sentimental piece of jewelry from a family member like Grandma or Aunt Mary?!
Find a way to wear or display it proudly! Go ahead and experiment with your Vintage Jewelry! It can be worn many ways - attach it to your purse or bag, everyday wear on your jacket, or displayed prominently in your home as decor. See this great tutorial for preserving a Sentimental piece of Jewelry as Art at
See this great Tutorial for preserving a Sentimental piece of Jewelry


Another option is my line of Wine Bottle Decor that features vintage jewelry!  
If you have a piece you would like made into Wine Bottle Decor, I would love to help you with that! I can design and make it for you or contact me and I will help you through the details. It could even be a piece that is broken or in not such great shape, but has sentimental value and you don't want to get rid of it. Almost anything can be preserved and recycled into a new keepsake treasure!

Some of my personal most precious pieces of vintage jewelry came from my Mother-in-Law! She loved jewelry and whenever she and her husband went on a trip or for special occasions, he would buy her a piece of jewelry! How sweet! When she passed away all too soon from breast cancer, there was lots of great jewelry pieces to go through! It was great to hear the kids stories of speculation of where each piece may have come from! She was a great lady and will always be remembered. Sorry these are not for sale!

Do you have a piece of Sentimental Jewelry that is special to you? Why do you love to wear Vintage? 
I would love to hear from you!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Getting Started - Again!

It is obvious by the time lapse between my blog posts, I have been struggling with getting this blog off the ground! It is very difficult to take the first steps but today is the day!

I want my blog to be about all the things I LOVE!

~ Vintage everything including jewelry (See Links on the right for Sentimental Sue on Etsy and Pinterest for my real obsessions!)

~ Workamping - My husband and I are on the adventure of a lifetime traveling the US in our RV working great jobs in great places! This lifestyle has given us the freedom to live the life we choose.  I would like to share our experiences and provide helpful tips.

~ Travel - We have already been to some amazing places and would like to share with you photos and recommendations of our favorite, and those not so favorite, places.

~ Recipes - "My Man" is an amazing cook and likes to try new recipes! I am happy to oblige as his official taste tester! If it were up to me we would have yogurt, salads, ice cream, and wine every day! Sounds like a perfect diet right!

~ Faith, Family and Friends - Because they are the most important part of my life!

But how does that all fit together? How does it all make sense to someone reading my posts?

I had an Aha! Moment one day out on a hike at “The Wave" in Arizona. We were Workamping in Kanab, Utah and our "hiking mentors" made arrangements to take us on this great hike with them. This place is full of adventure, colorful rock formations, and inspiring views! It was there that I realized - all the great colors that were displayed and all of the energy I get from these hikes - were really the inspiration for my jewelry designs and my love of rocks, gems and beads! 

Yes, that is me "living on the edge!" Actually it wasn't dangerous at all, just having fun! (photo by our "hiking mentors") 

After visiting such an amazing creation as this, I can easily get inspired! I start digging through my “treasures” of vintage jewelry and beads eager to make my own creations using great colors and textures!  I will write more on the hike to The Wave later as it was truly an inspirational place to explore. It is in northern Arizona and if you ever get the chance I would highly recommend it!

So there you have it! That is what Sentimental Sue's Blog will be sharing with  you! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the posts.  I would love to connect with you!