Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vintage Jewelry Junkie

Hi.  I'm Kerri.  And I'm a Vintage Jewelry Junkie.

There.  I've said it.  Admitting you have a problem is the first step, so they say.

I'm not even sure when my habit of buying costume jewelry got so out of hand.  I went to estate sales very regularly- Thursdays and Fridays of most weeks- and little by little, my collection started growing. It seemed so innocent at first.  Jewelry is so little that I could come home after a whole day of "estate sailing" with just one innocent little bag full.  I never needed any help with carry out, and no one but me really knew how much I was accumulating.

Eventually, not only was I going to these weekly estate sales, but I was going to auctions, flea markets, antique shops and even bidding online for jewelry. 

At some point, I had to buy some storage containers to hold and organize my growing collection. And then I had to buy more containers.  And more. Then, I dedicated a closet in a guest bedroom to all things vintage jewelry.

So there it is.  I can't seem to stop it with my vintage jewelry addiction.  Clearly, I buy a lot of it. Some might say, too much. I realize it's much more than one girl could ever put to use on her own. But it is what it is.

Nearly 2 years ago, I opened up my Resparkable Vintage Etsy shop online. I decided to start selling some things mainly to support my habit. In my shop, I sell vintage jewelry, and I also sell repurposed vintage. The more I sell, the more I can buy.  And since I'm not even considering giving up my habit just yet, it seemed (and still seems) like my only option.

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