To wrap up this week of posts on Teatime Jewelry, I thought I'd share a few of the more contemporary pieces in my collection. Broken china jewelry has been around for a while, but when I saw these broken china teapot pins I knew I had to have them! The backs have the sterling 925 stamp and what appears to be "J LEE." I'd love to know more about them, but I know they're pretty and that's enough for now!
This pin is by Liztech and features work similar to a teapot pin I acquired last year. I like the fact this pin is black with both gold and silver accents, because it goes with a lot of outfits.
This Betsey Johnson teapot necklace is big and flashy, and I'm not sure I have the courage to wear it just yet, but maybe one day! (Betsey also is the designer behind one of my favorite pieces of tea-themed jewelry, this charm bracelet.)
This gold teapot pin from Avon was made in the nineties, so it's not new but it's not exactly vintage either, and I wanted one while they're still easy to find. I read in a jewelry book that this is a *very rare* pin, but in my experience you can find them for a few dollars on eBay most of the time.
Another recent Avon design is this blue teapot pin and matching earrings. I love the blue and white on these!
You want to hear a sweet story about this bracelet? A few years ago, one of our newspaper/magazine readers named Betty e-mailed me that she'd come across a bracelet she thought I might like, and she was dropping it off for me next door at What's in Store, where I often shop. Isn't this pretty? And so thoughtful, too. With roses and teacups and teapots, it definitely features lots of things I love. (Including kindness!)
And another recent find, these gold earrings with teapots are a little on the gaudy side, but when I've needed gold earrings they've come in handy.
Jonette Jewelry went out of business a few years ago, but every now and then sellers seem to find some of their unsold jewelry and post it on eBay. This bracelet was inexpensive and I got it for "collectible" reasons more than anything.
And these are some Jonette Jewelry earrings I found. I believe they, too, may be unsold stock from when the company went out of business. So that wraps up my jewelry sharing for the week, and Mary Jane, I'm sorry I didn't have a day to feature tea-themed rings, but the only one I've ever found is one I've already written about. (It's here, and I still love this ring!)
To say "thank you" for permitting me this week of sharing my jewelry obsession, I want to host a giveaway! This Brighton charm bracelet comes with the same reversible teacup charm I have (see yesterday's post). If you've commented on any of this week's blog posts about jewelry, you're already entered, and you can comment on today and tomorrow's posts as well (although tomorrow's topic will be books, not jewelry). The more days you comment on, the more days you have another chance of winning! The giveaway will end at 7 a.m. EST Monday morning, June 21, and I'll announce the winner later that morning. Good luck!