Linda of Design Delights LCC joins us for the Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry show! Originally from Indianapolis, this now Chicagoan has amazing taste and will bring the best in vintage jewelry and vintage accessories!
 
First Name:  Linda Sue, aka DaSue

Business Name:  Design Delights Ltd

How long?:  35 yrs ago, founded in 1982

How'd you move into vintage fashion?  With a great appreciation of history & culture, I'm increasingly drawn to incorporate vintage elements & concepts into my timeless jewelry line, DaSue Collection. My sense of style and love of quality, detail & recycling are reflected well in the vintage aesthetic. Over the years I've collected so many nice items; and folks recommended I offer my lines on the vintage market. These past 2 years with Vintage Garage Chicago have been a wonderful experience!
  
Are you a collector?  Yes, I just can't resist!
 
What do you collect?  My collection focus rotates between: gemstones, textiles, trade beads, African artifacts, shells, basketry, decorative and functional vintage items.   
 
What's a favorite piece you can't sell?  I won't sell my West African bronze 'grandfather' mask, nor my Ethiopian coin pendant. After digging to the bottom of a nasty barrel of stuff I found both of these hidden treasures; but the dealer refused to sell them to me! Well, the sign said 'For Sale' and I wouldn't take no for an answer. We haggled round & round until I emerged victorious! That mask was oxidized so thickly one couldn't appreciate all the intricate detailing. After painstaking polishing off the rust, adding a large sturdy bail and setting shiny black onyx stones in the eye cavities, this piece became an 'old faithful' that I dearly love. My coin pendant is solid sterling and depicts King Menelik II; I only wear it on special occasions

What's your favorite thing to sell?  Special pieces that perfectly enhance a personal story of my customer!
What sells fastest?  Interesting rings, statement pieces & earrings with loads of texture or artistic treatments.
 
Where are you from?  Indianapolis, IN

Do you have a shop online?  Yes, many items of DaSue Collection are cataloged in my Facebook Shop, 

Are you bringing anything extra special to the show?  Yes, I'll be showcasing new lines of DaSue Collection jewelry which feature very cool handmade beads and hand painted, embellished recycled elements. I also will feature my collection of unique mid-century & 80's apparel & accessories in handwoven, knitted, applique, lace, leather & retro-print materials; been saving these babies for a long time!  
 
Linda of Design Delights LLC at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show
Linda of Design Delights at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry show
Linda of Design Delights LLC vintage earrings at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry show

The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 1, 3pm to 8pm, March 2, 2019. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is www.vintageclothingandjewelry.com

The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 22, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is www.vintagegaragechicago.com.

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Vintage Jewelry and Accessories with Design Delights LLC