An avid antique collector recently commented that since I sell vintage jewelry, I must have a to-die-for old jewelry collection. I laughed at the comment. The truth is, I don’t have any old jewelry- not unless you count my Php400 ($10) brass tamborin necklace which I bought more than 10 years ago in Balikbayan Handicrafts (a tourist/Filipiniana store). While I love vintage jewelry, business comes first. A business-savvy mentor advised me not to get attached to my stocks.
But it’s hard not to get attached. I acquire items that I like so in case it doesn’t sell, then I wouldn’t mind keeping them personally. In fact, I do have a favorite item in my online shop- an antique gold star with diamante (small rough cut diamonds). It’s so beautifully made. Looks dainty yet sturdy and has a bit of weight to it. I told myself that if it doesn’t get sold within a certain period then it’s meant for me.
That waiting period has long passed. I get nervous whenever someone “favorites” that item- thinking it might get sold anytime and the pain of letting it go is unthinkable. But I never pulled it out because I get excited too at the prospect of selling it. Yes, I like living on the edge. ;P
Up until now. I figured I should treat myself too (I know, I am justifying it). So here it is, where it rightfully belongs- around my neck. 🙂
Now on to my next quest, my own lanzadera ring.