Friday, February 26, 2010

Shop Online with Vintages

We are happy to announce that we now have a new online shopping venue!  For a few years we have offered antiques and some contemporary items online at our site on  We now have a second Vintages shopping site where we will list crafting items, handmade jewelry, artisan created products and such.  It will take some time to build up the inventory, but it is up and running now.  Check it out ... let us know what you think.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Introducing the Lela Belle Jewelry Collection

We discovered this fabulous line of interchangeable beaded jewelry and just had to have it in our shop.  Vintages has the exclusive retail rights to the Lela Belle Jewelry Collection in the Bay Area.  The colorful and inspirational beads are interchangeable on a variety of silver chains so that the beads may be worn in clusters on a necklace or strung apart on either a necklace or bracelet.

We sell all the component parts individually, so you can create your own style using the colors and shapes and materials of your choice.  What's more, we have incorporated Susan's handmade solder pendants into the assortment and sell the clasps and connectors that can allow you to add your own pendants or charms into the design.

Renn Farmer of Monroe, NC is the founder and vision behind Lela Belle, Inc., which is named after her grandmother Lela Belle Little.  Fascinated by the beauty and uniqueness of lampwork beads, Renn was inspired to create jewelry that would allow you to interchange these beautiful beads.  Each bead has its own distinctive charm and when placed together, creates a bracelet or necklace that shows the individual style of the person wearing it.

Using a process which is more than 3000 years old, each bead is exclusively made for Lela Belle Inc.  The beads are all handcrafted in small village studios around the world using only the highest quality of Murano glass from Italy and .925 sterling silver components.  Lela Belle beads are like people, they come in many different sizes, shapes and colors … no two beads will ever be the same.  The variations in bead colors and designs are part of the uniqueness of this line and are a result of the handmade process.   Sterling silver findings are added to accentuate the beautiful colors in each bead.
Come on in and create your personal design.  We can help ... or you can just go wild!

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