Never Ending Supply Of “Vintage” Mesh Bracelets

29 Oct

“Vintage” items that you can re-sell over and over again. Don’t you love it?!
you are going to love this one… same item vintage mesh bracelet

in several supply stores $3

in handmade shops???

roundabout – $19 DAMN, SOLD! Here’s the new one:

chainchainchain – $11

chainchainchained -$10 DAMN, SOLD! Here’s the new one:

buy from supplies, put it in a gift box and sell from handmade… I guess the bows on the boxes are “handmade”


22 Responses to “Never Ending Supply Of “Vintage” Mesh Bracelets”

  1. illia October 29, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    Here’s a ballsy new one: this shop is selling brand new tights and pantyhose as SUPPLIES.

  2. creeper October 29, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    The shop that had those listed as vintage is probably in the clear. I had one of those bracelets in my play jewelry as a kid, I think they were pretty common in the seventies.

  3. Life During Wartime October 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    I think the mesh bracelets are vintage — they are dead stock from US jewelry makers left over from the 70s. I bought a silvertone one in the late 70s embellished with blue lace agate cabs. One of the few bracelets I found that I could adjust small enough not to roll off right over my hand.

    Enough dead stock for all of these shops to have an endless quantity of? No one is questioning that they style could be vintage with an availability such as this, it would appear it’s new trying to appear old. -eco

  4. MadeByM**** October 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Don’t be so naive…………..if the same shop is reselling the same “vintage” item over and over again, 99% chance it’s a reproduction and it’s NOT vintage! Come on…………..

  5. Life During Wartime October 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    ECO — I’ve been buying dead stock beads and findings on Ebay for 10 years now. There are warehouses full of this stuff in New England and the greater NYC area. Some of the really cool stuff has disappeared from the market over the years, but last I checked (admittedly about a year ago) some reputable dead stock dealers were still selling these mesh bracelets in lots of 3 (which is what one shop in your links is selling), as well as rings. Yes, they have been copied recently during the 70s retro fad of wanting jewelry that is all metal and nothing but metal. Eh, it is possible that they are new, but just as possible they are not.

  6. Sandra October 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    I have a couple of dozen of these bracelets also. They were part of a large box of mixed “new old stock” jewelry components that I bought on ebay several years ago.

    I’ve never been able to figure out what to do with them, since I don’t sell vintage, so I still have them. I can’t guarantee it, but I’m pretty sure that mine are at least 20 years old.

  7. Lizzie October 30, 2009 at 11:42 pm #

    Hey everyone – I’m the’ballsy one” selling tights and pantyhose as supplies.

    Can you believe that! The first doll my grandmother ever gave to me was made of pantyhose.

    There are entire books (since the 70’s) written about crafting with these materials.

    Isn’t that WILD!!!

  8. Angel October 31, 2009 at 1:08 am #

    Yes, I can totally see how bright red fishnet stockings artfully presented in emo-tone is totally geared toward pantyhose crafting.

    I imagine stuffing these to make a doll would be ever so easy and just exactly what you had intended them for!

  9. Angel October 31, 2009 at 1:11 am #

    Where exactly can I find the pattern for the 250 pound pantyhose doll made from the above link?

  10. janicejoplin2 October 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    Lizzie..Me thinks you are the wild one! Wow! Has anyone ever bought your story? You would be more credible if you were to show your “audience ” as to what this art or dolls would look like. Nah, I don’t even think we’d believe it even then..I tried!

  11. Nobody Understands My Pain Either November 1, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    TAGS: supplies, commercial, blue, fence net, thigh highs, rockabilly, psychobilly, goth, indie, sexy, plus

    Turquoise Multi Fence Net Thigh Highs Goth Rockabilly dress up Punk Tights 1X 2X 3X

    DESCRIPTION: Turquoise Multi Fence Net Thigh Highs

    Up to 250 lbs

    88% Lycra 12% Nylon

    Costume supplies

    Or great to layer OVER other tights and personalize with some of the other net thigh highs & Tights.

    I don’t see any references to these being used as supplies to make dolls but I do see lots of references to these being used as…tights. I guess “costume supplies” makes anything fair game for listing.

    Also, I used to make those pantyhose dolls when I was a kid. We used panythose to make them, not fishnet stockings.

  12. Angel November 3, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Like I said….250 pound doll out of a pair of thigh high “so many holes they aren’t even technically called” fishnets.

    Congrats on your positive feedback on Ebay. Are you marketing as supplies there too?

    We are not stupid. The only person you are trying to convince of the legitimacy of your presence on Etsy is you.

  13. Lizzie November 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    Hey “angel” (which I doubt) – There are some tights I crafted up as my profile pic on Etsy! – get a clue – clueless – Etsy likes my tights.
    Where’s your feedback ?

    Stop feeling so threatened by other supplies, – You’ll be OK – if you can take your foot out of your mouth.

  14. Lizzie November 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    Oh no angel, guess what loser. Next I’ll buy an AD on ETSY OOOOOOHHHHHHHH! Go cry about that!!! ahahahahaha hahahahaha HAHAHAHAH HAAAAAAA.

    Isn’t it a major threat – write – write hard – write fast – Write yourself off like I just did!

    Cry yourself a river – I don’t care – But I’m reporting you to GOD for misusing the name angel. NEW NAME “LOSER”

  15. Angel November 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    I’m a buyer. Not a seller.

    I don’t care about you or your shop ( LuckyBunnyHoney found at – that is for google). You are just another reseller among many on Etsy, and you deserve to be called on your ridiculous attempts to pawn your wares as something they are not.

    I’ll echo what I said in another blog thread that is completely appropriate here. Etsy is the new Craigslist.

  16. Lizzie November 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Thanks for all the advertising though! The more you list my name & my shop and my favorite punk rawk tights that I’ve been lovng since I was old enough to choose what I wanted to wear.

    Maybe you might check out a craft book or somethin’ sometime – errr – probably not..
    what ev’s

  17. Angel November 3, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    The more your name, Lizzie, and shop, LuckyBunnyHoney are listed, and linked, the more likely it appears on google when people search for you.

    Not all advertising is good advertising, especially when the owner of a shop has behaved like a bipolar eight year old off their medication. The “no such thing as bad publicity” does not apply to retail.

    I’m glad you’ve come to terms and admit what has already been pointed out. That the true intention of your shop, as you state, is for people to wear the tights.

  18. roundabout November 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi! Sarah from roundabout here. Thanks for the press :). As many readers have pointed out, these are “dead stock” vintage from the 1970’s. I bought a gross of them from a warehouse since they are so cool and I’d rather see them worn than sitting in a box. They are tagged vintage, described as vintage, they ARE vintage, so what exactly is the problem here?

  19. azi December 17, 2009 at 2:45 am #

    yeah hey i love those mesh bracelets, though, i would NEVER sell them as raw brass to be used as a piece of jewelry. i have oxidized and lacquered them as well as gold and silver plated them (i have a plating machine) and they are great.
    they sell well in shops and fairs but again, never would i sell them as raw brass bracelets they tarnish very quickly and go matte brown to greenish and could make your wrist go green if your sensitive and wear it often. it starts to oxidize right after wearing it. yuck.

    and yeah i agree with all the dead stock. there is a lot of dead stock, but there is also a lot of remakes of vintage stuff coming from china, namely flower cabs, brass lockets, filigree lockets, mesh bows and roses.

    i just got back on etsy selling supplies. duh. i wouldnt dare sell my jewelry on there again. what a nightmare.


  20. ML January 7, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    they are vintage old stock bracelets. i use them for bases for a couple of my designs.

    if they are not tagged as handmade that is fine with me.

    i beleive erica weiner is dishonest as she sold them to as her designs.

    chainchainchained has tagged hers correctly but i am more upset by chainchainchain blatantly coping chainchainchaineds shop.

  21. meg January 13, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    naughty secretary club had those belts as rings for a few years and labeled them in their vintage category. they no longer have them though.

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