44 In Misc


I have drawers full of bangles and bracelets–when I was younger I wouldn't dream of leaving the house without my arms loaded full of loot–I also happen to like the sound bangles make.  When I had children, I all but stopped wearing jewelry–any mom that has had an earring ripped out by a curious baby can vouch for this decision.   It took me years to start wearing jewelry again, but I think I'm making up for lost time now….


Vintage lucite bangles, and metal bangles from Dinosaur 

Monies cuff.

Gold bangles 

Vintage 80's bangles won on e-bay.

I love lucite jewelry!!  Monies cuff on bottom, the rest are vintage.

Mesh bangles 

Lately I've been stalking mesh bangles on eBay–they can be found for around $10.


This is my favorite mesh piece–it's from the 70's.

  • Laura
    April 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    WOW that is some amazing jewellery. I have an ever expanding collection of vintage jewels and they are the best,

  • Joy Watson McGill
    April 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Great post – and a lovely collection, as always.
    I have a vintage mesh bracelet that is from my grandmother’s collection. I get compliments on it every time I wear it – one of my favorite pieces.

  • Classic Copenhagen
    April 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Oh, no, you know what is going to happen to the prices on that now, don’t you? I am still pretty sure you sparked the huge interest in the Ross buckles. Mesh is also a recent favourite of mine, Ebay has been a generous source for me too. πŸ™‚ Sandra

  • Viv
    April 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    What a beautiful collection! Monies make fantastic bracelets. Do you know of any retail/online stores? Thanks!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    April 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    http://www.monies.dk/index.htm Try this for a list of Monies stores.

  • Sophia Schwan
    April 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I love your selection! Ebay is definitely one of the best places for bargain and amazing vintage finds. I’ll be checking out some mesh ones! Thanks for the post. πŸ˜‰ <3

  • Natalie
    April 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    those braclets are amazing!

  • Linda
    April 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    these are all beautiful!

  • PrΓͺt Γ  Porter P
    April 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love the look of piles and piles of bangles. It’s something I admire on other people because I don’t do it myself (wrists are too small, plus I always ALWAYS have long sleeves). The lucite is fantastic! Another one of those things I admire on other people, don’t think lucite suits darker skin tones. All the jewelry is fantastic. I like the idea of vintage jewelry, it’s cool to think it comes with its own history.
    -ps. the raptor is a nice touch!

  • Robyn.
    April 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I simply adore the chains encased in clear plastic! That would really sold the issues of wearing chains for people with sensative skin like myself~ hmm.
    Huge bangles are great!

  • Kayla
    April 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I am a bangle person too!! But I have small wrists and they end up by my elbow which gets annoying…

  • Persephone
    April 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I find my penchant for long (very long!) sleeves tends to preclude bangle-wearing for me, which is a shame. I love the lucite especially, I may have to look into that.
    xx Persephone

  • Maile John
    April 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    You and your daughter have one of the most beautiful jewelry collections ever. I love the lucite encased gold chains! I have the same ones and have had women stop me in the street to ask where I got them.

  • Pearl Westwood
    April 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Great collection, I really like the lucie with chains inside, I find I have to use US ebay for good vintage jewellery as UK ebay just isnt as good for bold pieces, happy easter x

  • mr. freddy's mom
    April 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I just found out you are collecting Monies.
    They remind me when I checked the Iris Apfel Exhibit
    a couple of months ago which I haven’t posted it on my blog yet. Most of her accessories are from Monies.
    I love your bracelet collections so much!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    April 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Freddy’s mom–I had no idea Iris Apfel collected Monies–it would suit her perfectly however!

  • arline
    April 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I love jewelry, and get on kicks with certain pieces.

  • fashionispoison
    April 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    These are beautiful! The first picture is my favorite <3

  • Faux Fuchsia
    April 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Love all your bangles. My mum has some of her mother’s mesh bangles, must track them down.

  • Annie
    April 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    you have an amazing jewelry collection and inspire me to have an amazing one of my own!!!

  • Michelle Glisters & Blisters
    April 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    lovely bangles collection as always Judy !
    and that Celine bag in the previous post is simply chic πŸ˜€
    michelle || glisters and blisters

  • Jancee
    April 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Why not try this one:
    ALEXIS BITTAR Lucite MULBERRY Tapered Bangle Bracelet. on e-bay.

  • Margaret
    April 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    That’s a pretty enviable collection πŸ™‚
    love all the brassy/goldy ones in there.
    I’ve been more into rings lately, but I might start up with bracelets again.
    Stop by some time xx

  • mooivintage
    April 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Your vintage jewelry collection inspires me all the time and I so share your love for clear lucite bangles!

  • Caddy
    April 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    You have lovely pieces of jewelery.

  • Jules
    April 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Nice collection of bangles. =D
    The Brown Mestizo

  • Lindsay
    April 5, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Judy, I just LOVE your bracelet collection. I collect them, too, and will be doing a post on it sometime in the near future! πŸ™‚
    I think it’s because my mom always wore 3 big silver bracelets from Santa Fe when I was growing up, so I just grew to love how an arm full of bracelets looked!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    April 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Lindsay–I would love to see your collection!

  • Mamie Canem
    April 5, 2010 at 9:05 am

    The bracelets on the first picture are stunning !

  • Nini's Style
    April 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Love those lucite cuffs Judy!

  • Nini's Style
    April 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Love those lucite cuffs Judy!

  • Clare
    April 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Lovely jewellery! I barely ever wear jewellery, i always think it over complicates my outfit even though it doesn’t really…

  • ali
    April 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Amazing collection!! I’m especially curious about the bracelet peeking in on the 5th and 6th photo. It looks as though it might be an antelope head!? πŸ™‚ If it is, I love it!

  • Catherine
    April 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    LOVE the Monies cuff!

  • melissa
    April 6, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Bracelets in the first pic are to die for! wow!

  • Jennifer
    April 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I love love love all the fun bracelets!

  • lulubrownskin
    April 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Judy, I absolutely ADORE Lucite jewellery too! LOVE! lol

  • Slippers and Sandals
    April 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    oh,so sorry

  • puma shoes
    June 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Awesome stuff. You made a really nice compilation. Thanks!

  • vintage wedding bands
    June 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Recently my mother gave me a vintage mesh bracelet which is one of my favorite from her collection. I get compliments on it every time I wear it – one of my favorite pieces.

  • vintage rings
    June 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Amazing pictures. I have lot of bangles but i don’t have any of these. Thanks for sharing so nice pictures. I can’t wait for more as i want these type of bangles too…

  • pauli cymet
    July 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    If you are a MONIES fan as I am, please visit my Ebay online store. I am now listing wonderful Monies designs, all brand NEW, from my brick ‘n mortar Beverly Hills boutique. I have two listings now-with more to come as I open my storage (relocation). The blue and ebony bracelet has a matching necklace not yet listed. See ‘ya there at

  • Wholesale Bangles
    August 12, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Bangles are a decorative ornament that women across India-Pakistan have been wearing for centuries. Bangles adore the tender wrists of women. Above Bangles and Bracelets are looking beautiful.

  • pauli cymet
    December 22, 2010 at 1:51 am

    You have extraordinary taste and style–somehow something showed in Google with my name connected with your site. I didn’t find any reference on here, although you show one bracelet I am selling and MONIES, a line I adore & sell, both on Ebay and Bonanza under paulibeverlyhills, so maybe that’s it. Glad I googled & directed too your site, so I could experience your great selection. Due to the holidays, no time to read your blogs now, but I will return to read them. Your photos are terrific–your whole vibration is just fashion forward and delightful.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours and wishing you a wonderful 20ll…filled with jewelry, good health, love, prosperity, spiritual beauty….regards, pauli beverly hills@aol.com