angels9's Shop Announcement

I have a special affection for St Valentine, the Patron Saint of love & romance, since Valentino is my maiden I am starting my annual Valentine's Day coupon a week early!
Use coupon code :
for 10% at checkout for anything & everything & that includes sale items too!!

Just 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 trans Atlantic 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!!
If you have an extra minute or 2, please check out the latest Dolls Mag article on my dolls!

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.
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:
to see the most gorgeous mother & child designs with lots of BLING!! We all need some Swarovski enhanced tops to go with our jewelry!!!
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