I’m definitely into the pink palette as I continue to work on the new collection. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s on my work table today. These are pretty pink French pate de verre beads from the 50s.
This morning we are blessed with sunny blue skies! Hooray for spring! I looked over my new selection of jewelry and it seems that my palette is dominated by pretty pinks and lavender. I suppose its my way of thinking myself into spring?
This morning’s selection is mostly earrings and two bracelets. The first bracelet (pictured above) features vintage French beads from the 50s decorated with gold tone caps. I love this combination of pink and gold, its rich without being brassy. I especially love the two carved beads, they’re a lovely shade of pink that recalls rose quartz.
I had a hard time capturing the lavender pink shade of these earrings. Its almost opaque and because it is quite simple in style, goes with a lot of things. These are Czech glass beads from the 50s as well.
I think it goes quite beautifully with this next bracelet. This one features vintage violet Czech beads but what makes it stand out are the little crown beads interspersed between each bead. These are French beads from the late 30s and were used to decorate women’s clothes. They’re quite rare now and I was pleased to have found some.
If I were forced to choose my favorite piece of jewelry, I’d have to pick earrings. I almost never leave home without a pair. Whenever I’m not feeling particularly creative, I find that making a pair of earrings will bring me back on track.
This pair of silver pink earrings are vintage foil glass beads from France and they date back to the 50s. These beads are interesting because one can see through the base of the bead itself. This makes me wonder about the person who made this bead. Was this deliberate or was it accidentally made like this and left as is?
Today’s post features a seriously gorgeous Millefiori trade bead from the late 1800s. This one has a rare cobalt blue base and white and yellow canes that really look like flowers. I was lucky enough to obtain this beautiful bead from the collection of Ms. Elizabeth Rieth who collected beads for over 30 years. I’m sure it’ll make a gorgeous piece of jewelry but for now I’m content to marvel at its prettiness!
Hello friends, while surfing the net, I
found a video on eye beads, of all things. it’s a very powerful amuletic symbol and this video shows a wide range of all it’s iterations throughout the ages. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!