I am participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday. On her blog, Lisa the Apron Queen gives full instructions for participating. Vintage is anything more than 30 years old. Antiques are also welcome, so it's pretty much all old stuff! It's fun to visit the lists of the week's participants and see what kind of neat vintage things they collect or even sell.This week, I have 3 cool bracelets that were purchased by my parents, not found in the basement!
The first has been dated to the 1890s and is a silver dragon wrap-around bangle.I received this as a gift in high school. The workmanship of the details is exquisite! The little points on the dragon's head are very pronounced, the bracelet has even cut people accidentally!Next, they got me this neat enameled elephant bracelet. Most of the enamel has been worn off, and it is hollow, which makes it much lighter to wear. I've gotten differing opinions on its age, but I'm going with the 1920s when enamel was fashionable, as were the elephant motifs due to the time being the height of the British Empire in India. The third I bought myself at a junk shop about 15 years ago. I think it's a reproduction based on the weight and how uniform the coils are. It depicts Chinese dragon or lion heads.I've tried to wear all 3 bracelets on 1 arm, but the Victorian dragon is very heavy and covers up the other 2, so I wear it by itself and the elephant and lion together. They are great conversation pieces!