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For anyone who loves the look of Vintage, Timeless, Elaborate Jewelry, then Vintage Inspirations is the perfect online store for you! While these pieces look expensive, the prices are extremely affordable.



The owner and designer, Liza, has been collecting vintage jewelry for many years, which inspired her to create & design her own line.   She’s enjoyed creating several designs for herself  & her customers & has had a very successful career in the jewelry making industry.  Liza focuses on keeping her line of jewelry pieces fresh by adding new colors and new items throughout the year.



The jewelry is composed of brass settings and accented with high quality SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and or vintage glass stones and cabochons.  Some of these stones are limited quantity of vintage stones or exclusive Swarovski colors, so get them while they last!  Each piece is professionally plated in either an antique gold, antique brass, or antique silver finish for that timeless appearance that never seems to fade.



Contact Liza at Vintage Inspirations:

(503) 951-3306

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Crystals n Pearls jewelry is designed by Carolyn Cattaneo.  Carolyn has combined SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and hand-selected, luminous pearls in her designs.  Carolyn’s earrings, bracelets and necklaces are designed for the most contemporary fashions.

Carolyn’s hand-crafted jewelry is treasured by many.  Her personally-inspired artistry has quickly become family heirlooms.  Timeless to Trendy – there are pieces that suit a socialite, as well as a hipster-urbanite.

Carolyn’s pieces enrich and perfectly accentuate outfits worn casual or couture, day or evening. She can also custom design pieces catering to your taste.


Contact her at

(617) 620-0529


These Holiday Table Decoration Boats are embellished with 5328 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Bicone Beads in Lt. Azore. This instruction guide incorporates a little bit of origami with some sewing, for a unique look no one else will have at their holiday party!

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Since 1991, Swarovski has produced Holiday ornaments annually, which have quickly become collectable items. Over the past few years, this beautiful ornament has been adapted into a large-scale version that is featured on top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City.

This year is no different! The 2010 Swarovski Holiday Snowflake ornament is now available in large and mini versions!  Merchants Overseas also has an exclusive gift set which features the 2010 Snowflake ornament and 2 mini ornaments!

The Limited Edition 2010 Snowflake is beautifully crafted with six clear cut crystal points.  The ornament features a silvertone metal tag elegantly engraved with the year of introduction and a white satin ribbon.  Presented in a distinctive triangular gift box, it’s a Christmas or nonsectarian wintertime gift that will appeal to all those who delight in the natural world. $75

The 2010 Swarovski Mini Snowflake is a petite replica of the larger version.  It is beautifully crafted of clear cut Swarovski crystal and features a white satin ribbon.  A Christmas or nonsectarian wintertime gift that will appeal to all those who delight in the natural world. $45

This trio gift set features one 2010 Swarovski Snowflake Ornament accompanied with two Swarovski Mini Snowflake Ornaments.  All three ornaments are beautifully crafted of clear cut Swarovski crystal and feature white satin ribbons. $150


Shop Now While Supplies Last!


The 5601 Cube Bead brings a modern and versatile shape to any design. The 5601 Cube beads are beautifully faceted with a horizontal drilled hole. These beads are very popular for holiday-inspired jewelry designs like the one below:

There are two Beadelle ornaments available, the “Stellar” 6-Point Star and the “Aurora” Snowflake. Each ornament features a Beadelle® tag to ensure authenticity, and is packaged in a classic window box for holiday gift giving. Both ornaments will also come with a free ribbon for an interchangeable look.  Made with beautiful reflective crystals, the 2010 Beadelle® Holiday Designer Ornaments will add a touch of sparkle and an affordable luxury to this holiday season.

The Beadelle® Collection focuses on the simple concept of fusing beautiful high-end crystals with high-quality fashion components. The current assortment includes an array of the popular selling Pave´ Beads, Pave´ Magnetic Clasps, Rhinestone Balls, Crystal Buckles, and Crystal Splash.  All Beadelle® products have the look of glamour and luxury without the expensive price tag.

Merchants Overseas has been the largest 5 Star Dealer of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for more than 50 years.  Our collection has grown and changed over the years, however a few packages of some out of production and “vintage” Swarovski beads, flat backs, pendants, and fancy stones have been saved.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys the look of vintage items rather than the newest of the new.  These are swarovski crystals that are hard-to-find and once sold, gone forever.


These mini frames are the perfect little gift to add a touch of bling to someone’s home, office, or next special event.  These smaller frames are great to be used for table settings at parties, weddings, showers, etc.  It’s also the perfect size to take a little bit of home with you to the office.  Decorate in style this holiday season!

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