Sunday, June 10, 2012

What's In a Name?

The shop's new obsession?  Gold wire name pins.  I love their cursive script and the old-fashioned names they spell out (Zelda, anyone?). They were originally used as souvenirs at American county and state fairs, some dating all the way back the Victorian era.  And the great thing is, they're made of 12 kt gold filled metal so they don't tarnish.  70 years old never looked so good!

Each one of them is made of 12kt gold filled metal, which is "actually a layer of gold-pressure bonded to another. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry."
                                                                                                               -from eBay Guides

pssst... If you want me to keep an eye out for a particular name, just leave me a note in the comments and I'll be happy to do so.  Check out the accessories section or click on a photo see what's available now.




6 comments:

  1. Please find me a 'Dulcie' brooch and I will love you forever! xx

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  2. I found a mannequin in a bin (sort of) and her name is Zelda! :D

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  3. These are awesome!

    P.S. I wore the yellow dress from your shop that my husband bought me. It fit perfectly! I love it!

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  4. Emma please! People always confuse me for 'Emily'. I'd love it if you found one!

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  5. Oh man, I would love forever if you ever found a Georgia or George! Even a Rose would do!

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  6. i'm out on the hunt today so i'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for all of your lovely names!

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