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I'm looking for cheap, colourful and fun looking costume jewelry
(along the lines of Mardi Gras). Does anyone know of thrift or
second hand stores that might have this? I am throwing a pirate
party soon and I need LOTS of booty for all the scallywags and
scurvy dogs that will be there! Thanks!
Oriental Trading Company for super-cheap, low-quality swag
Look at the Novelty Jewelry section or the Pirate Theme... they
also have gold coins, candy jewels, cheap carboard treasure
chests, pirate accessories... everything you need
Does anyone know where I can get somewhat real looking coins for a pirate
treasure chest? I would love metal ones, but I cannot find any. Maybe pesos or
You might try:
Boswell's Party Supplies
3483 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette CA 94549
Boswell's may have what you are looking for since they have a
large assortment of trinkets and party toys. I was there last
month, and recall that they had bags of coins, but don't
remember what kind of coins. You might give them a call to see
if they have what you are looking for. Good luck, and happy
If the treasure is just for looking at, you can get fake gold coins from the
Oriental Trading Company, online. It sells cheap, fat little bags of
quarter-sized super gold [plastic] coins that looks great when mixed in
with jewels and beads.
If you want coins that feels good in your hand but don't have quite the
disney-esque sheen to them, then foreign coins are the way to go. Of
course some foreign coins are also just plastic, and much of the old
world [like from 1980] coinage has disappeared into paper money,
which is a shame. Plus, real money can be darn expensive!
Finally, if you're burdened with too much time and too little cash, make
coins out of washers that have a bondo center and a shiny new coat of
metallic spray paint.
My 3 year old daughter is constantly asking for earrings to wear.
Does anyone know where I could get some inexpensive clip on
dangling styles? I've seen some plastic ones in a pack, like for
goodie bags, years ago, but don't know where I could find some more.
Have you tried Claire's Jewelry? They are a chain costume
jewelry shop with locations all over the Bay Area. There's one
right in Emeryville and several in SF. Here's their website,
with a store locator and other information:
They are VERY affordable and a lot of fun for small children
looking for fun jewelry.
Have you seen the stick-on earrings? I don't know where to get
them, but my daughter got a packet (in a goodie bag) with about 12
tiny colorful sticky things that were meant to be placed on her
ears. Maybe a kids' store or toy store? I guess you could just buy
tiny stickers of any kind and pretend they're earrings, if that
pleases your daughter.
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