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Vintage Turquoise Blue Bib Statement Necklace On Etsy

This post is a little bit on how to wear a bib statement necklace and features one of the jewelry items listed on my etsy boutique.

If you are looking for a bold statement, this necklace is perfect for you.  Bib necklaces are usually big and eye catching. They’re called bib necklaces because, well, they look like (baby) bibs around your neck 😊

Vintage Blue Bib Necklace

If you’re looking to spice up your look, this beautiful turquoise blue bib necklace will be striking on your wardrobe. This one is available at my etsy boutique at an excellent value. Plus, you get to feel good about being kind to the environment because this product is handmade and not mass produced.

Bib Statement Necklace

With bib statement necklaces you’ll want to keep your other accessories minimal (especially earrings or on your hair) because this necklace is meant to be the highlight of what you’re wearing. Since the bib necklace is making a statement, you don’t want to “overcrowd” or “clutter” your look. Be careful that your look doesn’t look overly busy. The whole point of your bib necklace is making that bold statement. You don’t really need much else on your top portion.

Since I’m really into hats though, I might try to fit in a hat that could work with it. ✌️

Bib statement necklaces look best with simple necklines. This vintage bib statement necklace for women that I’m featuring would look fantastic with a strapless top, like an off the shoulder blouse.

Though wearing it with a solid color is easiest to style, a patterned outfit is possible, too. It just may take a little more effort.

Vintage Bib Statement Necklace

The most important thing about bib statement necklaces is to let them do most of the work on your outfit so that you can have fun effortlessly looking good!

Minolta Hi-Matic Camera 9 Rangefinder

Whether you are starting out as a new camera collector or you are someone who loves to decorate your space with past relics you will love this classic Minolta camera from 1966. It’s currently available on TheWeeBitThings Etsy shop

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Camera

The Minolta Hi Matic 9 is a top of the line fixed lens rangefinder. In 1966 it was advertised as the world’s most versatile automatic camera. It does have a fully manual feature, but back then it wasn’t an asset. The automatic features were what made this one above the rest.

There is automatic electric eye in the Minolta Hi-Matic 9 that provides unsurpassed exposure accuracy, based on the patented “CLC” system. It includes Minolta’s “SLS” system for “rapid, fumble-free” loading and “Easy Flash” for automatic flash photography. The Hi-Matic 9 could also be used semi-automatically and manually. In 1966 “No other camera in the world offers this versatility”.

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Rangefinder Camera

This one is in excellent condition. While I cannot guarantee that it is fully functioning, it appears to be very well taken care of, i.e. nothing broken, nothing stuck. It has the original camera case.

Minolta Hi-Matic 9 Camera Case

The replacements for the now obsolete batteries such as the PX625 1.35V mercury can be found online. Alkalkine battery near equivalents are 1.5V.

Although I’m not a camera collector, I love to learn about an object of old. Learning about this this camera has been fun.

If there are any questions I can answer about this beautiful camera let me know!

 

Bird Brooch Robin

A pin is an accessory that’s intended to personalize your gear. It’s sort of like a hat, except unlike a hat, it’s doesn’t have much function. People might argue that art doesn’t have function, and that may be true, but it certainly serves a purpose. Pins also known as brooches definitely serve a purpose — personalization, like monogramming. Remember how Laverne of Laverne & Shirley always had her tops monogrammed with the letter “L”? Pins work like that. Therefore, they are cool, says me.

I scouted this pin because it is a) a bird and I love birds, b) it’s hand painted c) it’s wood, which is pretty unique considering most pins I come around are made of a base metal and d) it’s damn cute and little, of course.

Vintage Bird Brooch

Besides that I believe that accessories are a way to express oneself artistically, I also believe that what we choose to accessorize with can act like a charm, a talisman if you will. You know, like a good luck charm. I’m sure we’ve all had some good luck object we love. A robin, for example, is a symbol of rebirth, new beginnings and new ideas. Surrounding ourselves with representations of the particular energy we want more of can be powerfully affirming. A simple bird pin can mean so much more to us, depending on how we want it to work for us — maybe just to express ourselves artistically, or maybe to harness what we really want or need.

Seriously, this bird brooch pin is really unique. If you a do an internet search you may only come across one that’s similar and it’s likely not a vintage piece.

Hand painted wood bird brooch