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?