In Cape May County, NJ in the summer, the various seashore communities with boardwallks have craft shows featuring handmade items. I find this is a fantastic way to find one-of-a kind jewelry fit for the frugal fashionista! I bought the heart-shaped pendant several years ago and the necklace, bracelet and earrings just this week.



This fun, colorful necklace and bracelet were found at a church flea market.


I like earrings that reflect things that I love (for instance, I have many pairs of cat earrings) so these were right up my alley. They were handmade by a vendor called Bohemian Heart Beads showing at a craft show on the Wildwood, NJ boardwalk. The shoes reflect my love for all things Victorian, and I wear the G-Clef earrings to rehearsals and events with my Sweet Adelines International chorus. The designer of these earrings told me she has a store on Etsy but I wasn’t able to find it when doing a search there.

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This weekend, I found this gorgeous pendant necklace made by Sea Glass Design of Cape May, NJ.

The pendant is made from sea glass found on New Jersey beaches. Other items from the designer, Kate Aguilar, can be found on Instagram.


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Today I am linking up with Tania on Wednesday’s Wardrobe.