Saturday, June 30, 2012

XMAS in July Promo Frenzy DAILY giveaway!!

Click the image below to link up with Pinterest to enter! Come back tomorrow for the next Giveaway!

Friday, June 29, 2012

How I work estate sale purchases

Just wanted to share how I purchase and resell my vintage jewelry via estate sales. Today I bought a vintage lot about 100 pieces. here are some images of what I got!





Now since I bought the entire lot she gave me and exceptional deal roughly comes out to 20 cents per item. Sadly I can't use every single item so I sift through and only keep the items tat are resell-able in my Etsy shop leaveing me about 45 pieces for later.

I than take what is left over and make 2 LOTS to sell on Ebay to quickly get my investment back

 Lot 1 is some brooches and a few rings that might be missing stones or wouldn't fetch a worthy price on Etsy but there are many people who upcycle these items into their own works of art so selling it on Ebay it will sell fast and I can get a majority of my initial investment back. you can view this LOT HERE
 LOT 2 is a mixture of bracelets and necklaces and a few other things. This lot can be SEEN HERE!

Now if both lots sell at the starting price i will make a majority of my investment back leaving what I sell on Etsy as pure profit. If they sell for the Buy it now price I will already be ahead of the game.

Being able to sell of a chunk of a LOT helps to quickly recuperate the investment money so I can go to the next estate sale and get more. This LOT is a small example of what can be done buying through Estate or Garage sales. But by selling off these items and getting my initial funds back I can also keep my prices more reasonable in my Etsy shop and hopefully sell things faster!

Hope to see you out and about at the Estate sales, I know I am hitting up a few more tomorrow!!

Happy Hunting!!!

Bill

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CHRISTMAS IN JULY IS ON ITS WAY!!!

 I thought he would get your attention ladies!!! :-)

This is Santa and he is Paying the shipping for everyone this July for my Xmas in July sale!!!! you will find so many lovely things in my shop like the ones below! use code XMASINJULY and he will pick up the shipping costs!!!

I am still sorting through over 200 pieces I got in this month! here a re some of those that will be up in the shop soon!!!

 This faux ruby ring is so lovely!!!!
And in my batch of jewelry I have some necklace and brooches to be listed as well!! so many new things will be in the shop check back each day for new listings!!! and don't forget to use your code which is good now through July31st!!  Click HERE to see more goodies!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Loose gemstones something fun I found!

 So In one of my auctions lots I bought this week I ended up with a bunch of loose gemstones, and cabochons. I never sold them before but thought it would be worth listing. I am hoping who ever buys them will show me what they turned them into!! I love seeing what people make! all these stones would make great rings or earrings!!

This lot has a big brown diamond cut stone that I almost kept and used in this vintage setting I have that is stoneless. but I think I will wait for a piece of amethyst that size!!! Click here to see them

Enjoy this pretty stones they will all be in my etsy shop soon!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

My latest finds

while I was out and about this weekend I found so many awesome rings and will have them listed soon, but I wanted to share a few of them with you guys and see what you think of these glamorous rings!!

 This gorgeous cameo ring with an adjustable band is one of my all time favorites! I love cameos and rings so what a better combination could there be!!


 turquoise and silver is classic, couldn't pass this one up!


 Faux sapphire and diamond ring. I love the nice blue tone and the silver toned ring just a fabulous item!


big chunky and turquoise!! a great combination!!


These are just a few of my finds. I ended up buying nearly 100 rings over 3 days!! i have so many more pictures to take and items to list!! thanks for reading!!

My favorite stone

My all time favorite stone in any jewelry or to work with is amethyst. I am a fan of purple and all things that sparkle and amethyst always fits the bill! According to my research amethyst has many healing properties as well and has an amazing history:



Amethyst Gemstone meaning Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.

Power Stone It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache. Protection Stone Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.

Wisdom Stone The amethyst is known as the Bishop's Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.

Healing properties of Amethyst Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually. Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems.

Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive. Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches.

 Each crystal/gem stone has unique properties to it and I will cover other stones in the future along with vintage jewelry finds!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Welcome to the Pagan Cellar

My name is Bill and I run the Etsy shop PagancellarJewelry Here is a little about me:

I started off working in the banking/finance world after college, but recently went back to school for photography. I am an avid vintage jewelry collector. I love to spend time hunting for rare and neat pieces for my collection and for my store. I started collecting vintage jewelry back in my teens when my grandmother gave me one of her old cameos. I also have a large collection of vintage rosaries from all over the world.

I am in the Chicagoland area but when I am hunting I travel all over Illinois or where ever else my work might take me. My business got its name from my previous store PaganCellar which sold hand made soaps, jewelry and wiccan items. In 2008 started adding vintage pieces to my shop but felt it was becoming overwhelmed and opened PaganCellarJewelry in Oct 2008.

I think my shop stands out form others due to the eclectic variety I offer in both products and prices. My overall goal is to help share the fun and excitement of collecting vintage with collectors of all ages and financial means. I love nothing more than hearing back from a buyer on how much they loved a piece and what they will be doing with it.


I plan on writing many more articles about vintage jewelry and other things that strike my interest!! thanks for stopping by!!

bill