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ARTIST DOLL & Original Jewelry Linda Valentino Michel

Florida, United States · 1300 Sales

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ARTIST DOLL & Original Jewelry Linda Valentino Michel

Florida, United States 1300 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   My adorable husband and I just came back from a 2-1/2 week transatlantic cruise, stopping & shopping in Portugal, France, Spain and spending an additional 5 days in London...where the Queen was celebrating her 90th birthday,, Obama was in town visiting, so tons of jolly crowds...I came across a treasure trove of antique goodies, an antique sterling Sacred Heart shaped perfume flask, more sterling antique rattles, watch fobs...on & on...and I will be paying homage with wearables to all things British,the Beatles, the British invasion, the Queen, Jane Austen and Shakespeare! Hope you like!!

CIAO!!


My adorable husband & I got back from a 3 week shopping spree...always need to find new (and of course very old) things to bring back...We spent a week in Rome, actually staying in Rome's Chinatown which was really interesting and finding all the good markets all over Rome....then making like Christopher Columbus, we spent 2 weeks on a transatlantic cruise home, visiting some markets in Spain & Morocco...also testing lots of wine but that's another story.
Please check in every once in a while to see the new things I am putting together from my bead & gemstone shopping!!
Ciao!!!
If you have an extra minute or 2, please check out the latest Dolls Mag article on my dolls!
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d02d9dae#/d02d9dae/32

The love of my life husband and I take an annual anniversary vacation...alternating between Paris and Italy...renting a flat for 2 weeks and just living there as locals,haunting all the flea markets in places like the Marche au Pace in Paris , and wonderful street vendors in the Florence where they STILL make the most amazing glass beads...exploring the little back roads of Rome...little shops with old and new Rosaries & medals...Saints I never even heard of..way too much fun! My joy is finding these things and then creating pieces to share the magic!
We just got back from 2 weeks in Rome and it is the most spiritual place to just BE, hearing church bells ALL the time,eating way too much pizza,wonderful wines,then visiting their famous flea market called Porta Portese where I find the most amazing faceted hand cut beads(I will have a pictures in my upcoming listings)
I even discovered a very new gemstone Angelite, a soft turquoise faceted gemstone said to open your senses and I really loaded up on those!
Hope you enjoy seeing all the new stones coming up soon!

Souvenir is a French work meaning remember!
I hope you enjoy wearing these one of a kind pieces, giving them new life as much as I did creating them!


Special note: I use alot of vintage Holy card images on old brass bezel frames,preserved under glass. It's best that these not be immersed in water since though they are protected, water can still seep in and make an image bleed.
Most of the antique treasures I find are aged & worn by time & prayer ...but that's what gives them character & charm (though I am usually add touchesof glimmer & glitz for sparkle power!

Special policies: Items can be reserved for 2 weeks, any longer requires a 10% non refundable deposit and I also offer layaways.
If a layaway is cancelled within 30 days, I will return your deposit, after 30 days you can get a store credit for other merchandise.
Merci!!!
New policy on shipping...due to price increases at the post office and the fact that several of my shipments have gotten lost lately, I will be making a slight increase in shipping which will also include insurance.

Linda Valentino Michel has been an award winning sculptor of original porcelain collectible dolls and won numerous awards for her jewelry designs for over 30 years and has sold thousands of production pieces on Home Shopping. Here on Etsy, all her pieces are exclusive, original, and handmade in her Florida studio.
Traveling to Italy and France,collecting vintage medals and other wonderful bits and pieces of the past allows us to enjoy these treasures once again and bringing them new life is a reward in itself.
Please stop by her family favorite studio:
www.giftcreationsbykim.etsy.com
to see the most gorgeous mother & child designs with lots of BLING!! We all need some Swarovski enhanced tops to go with our jewelry!!!
Also check out my other "stuff" at http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/linndolls

Check Etsy favorites at http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=47548 and http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=49843

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

My adorable husband and I just came back from a 2-1/2 week transatlantic cruise, stopping & shopping in Portugal, France, Spain and spending an additional 5 days in London...where the Queen was celebrating her 90th birthday,, Obama was in town visiting, so tons of jolly crowds...I came across a treasure trove of antique goodies, an antique sterling Sacred Heart shaped perfume flask, more sterling antique rattles, watch fobs...on & on...and I will be paying homage with wearables to all things British,the Beatles, the British invasion, the Queen, Jane Austen and Shakespeare! Hope you like!!

CIAO!!


My adorable husband & I got back from a 3 week shopping spree...always need to find new (and of course very old) things to bring back...We spent a week in Rome, actually staying in Rome's Chinatown which was really interesting and finding all the good markets all over Rome....then making like Christopher Columbus, we spent 2 weeks on a transatlantic cruise home, visiting some markets in Spain & Morocco...also testing lots of wine but that's another story.
Please check in every once in a while to see the new things I am putting together from my bead & gemstone shopping!!
Ciao!!!
If you have an extra minute or 2, please check out the latest Dolls Mag article on my dolls!
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d02d9dae#/d02d9dae/32

The love of my life husband and I take an annual anniversary vacation...alternating between Paris and Italy...renting a flat for 2 weeks and just living there as locals,haunting all the flea markets in places like the Marche au Pace in Paris , and wonderful street vendors in the Florence where they STILL make the most amazing glass beads...exploring the little back roads of Rome...little shops with old and new Rosaries & medals...Saints I never even heard of..way too much fun! My joy is finding these things and then creating pieces to share the magic!
We just got back from 2 weeks in Rome and it is the most spiritual place to just BE, hearing church bells ALL the time,eating way too much pizza,wonderful wines,then visiting their famous flea market called Porta Portese where I find the most amazing faceted hand cut beads(I will have a pictures in my upcoming listings)
I even discovered a very new gemstone Angelite, a soft turquoise faceted gemstone said to open your senses and I really loaded up on those!
Hope you enjoy seeing all the new stones coming up soon!

Souvenir is a French work meaning remember!
I hope you enjoy wearing these one of a kind pieces, giving them new life as much as I did creating them!


Special note: I use alot of vintage Holy card images on old brass bezel frames,preserved under glass. It's best that these not be immersed in water since though they are protected, water can still seep in and make an image bleed.
Most of the antique treasures I find are aged & worn by time & prayer ...but that's what gives them character & charm (though I am usually add touchesof glimmer & glitz for sparkle power!

Special policies: Items can be reserved for 2 weeks, any longer requires a 10% non refundable deposit and I also offer layaways.
If a layaway is cancelled within 30 days, I will return your deposit, after 30 days you can get a store credit for other merchandise.
Merci!!!
New policy on shipping...due to price increases at the post office and the fact that several of my shipments have gotten lost lately, I will be making a slight increase in shipping which will also include insurance.

Linda Valentino Michel has been an award winning sculptor of original porcelain collectible dolls and won numerous awards for her jewelry designs for over 30 years and has sold thousands of production pieces on Home Shopping. Here on Etsy, all her pieces are exclusive, original, and handmade in her Florida studio.
Traveling to Italy and France,collecting vintage medals and other wonderful bits and pieces of the past allows us to enjoy these treasures once again and bringing them new life is a reward in itself.
Please stop by her family favorite studio:
www.giftcreationsbykim.etsy.com
to see the most gorgeous mother & child designs with lots of BLING!! We all need some Swarovski enhanced tops to go with our jewelry!!!
Also check out my other "stuff" at http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/linndolls

Check Etsy favorites at http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=47548 and http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=49843

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Last updated on March 19, 2014
Rescuing forgotten treasures is a joy to me and the search for old goodies is what I love doing most with my treasure hunting partner husband!!
I hope you love the old patina of worn metals and well loved beads as much as I do and knowing that these well loved items are brought out into the light to be loved again!
All religious items are repurposed with the greatest of respect for the prayers & the religions that they represent.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Shipping
If you don't see overseas shipping info, please inquire & I'll check on the price for you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Trying to send a little cheer is a personal goal of mine and I always like to send a little holiday thank you out your way.
If there is ever a defect or breakage with an item PLEASE just let me know & I will be more than happy to repair your item and refund your shipping. This applies if a bracelet is too big or too small...I will adjust the item for you. Otherwise all sales are final, most especially on custom orders.
If you are still unhappy with an item, I will be glad to exchange for another item, which you can custom order or simply hold onto a credit until you see something you like better!