Posts Tagged ‘silver foil beads’

A match to make your day

| Beads, Jewelry, New pieces

Hello friends, remember these earrings?


After I finished this pair I was left with two of these pink and silver foil beads. At first I thought I would make another pair of earrings but I wasn’t convinced by this idea. I want my jewelry to be unique and one of a kind so another pair just wouldn’t do.

So I put them away. Then  I remembered that somewhere in my bead box was a lonesome silver foil bead that was the only one left after I finished a necklace. Now this little orphan bead is a really pretty bead with lots of silver foiling that has remained intact over the years. Just like the pink and silver beads, this one dates back to the early 1950s. In no time, this necklace was born…


I love how these lonesome one-of beads suddenly found themselves together to make a beautiful new piece.

And look how well the necklace goes with the earrings!


The earrings are now listed in the shop and the necklace will soon be added!

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Flashback Friday

| Jewelry

A favorite client recently set a photo of herself wearing her latest acquisition chez nous and I’m really happy to see it amongst other pieces of her jewelry box. Its exactly what I strive for, jewelry that blends seamlessly with what you already have.

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Winter’s Necklace

| New pieces

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It’s been cold and snowy in our part of the world and this has inspired one of my new pieces. The effect of the sun on snow is pretty dazzling and I wanted to capture a little of that dazzle with these vintage Venetian silver foil beads. Unlike currently produced silver foil beads, the old ones like these used to contain real silver foil inside the beads. That’s why they have a lovely silvery shine when held up against the light. I decided to match these silver beads with some vintage gray colored French glass pearls from the 50s and a sterling silver chain to make a lovely winter themed necklace.

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Finished pieces

| New pieces

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Hello friends, I finished a number of pieces and I must say, I’m quite happy with how they turned out.  Remember the sky blue piece from last Monday? Here it is!  I decided to make the silver foil bead into a pendant for this necklace and it hangs perfectly on the decolleté.

I’m fortunate enough to work next to a big window and where I sit, I can see these trees with their gorgeous green colors. They range from deep dark green to a more summery hue.  I was looking through my bead box one day and I came across these vintage Czech glass beads from the 40s and they are the exact color as some of the trees I see outside. I just had to make something with them. And here is what I came up with.

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And in keeping with the green theme, I also came up with a bracelet, which is not exactly the same, but to my mind, compliments nicely the necklace.

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And while we are on bracelets, I also made a simple bracelet in a vibrant blue shade but the focal bead on this one is really interesting. Its full of little sparkles and looks almost like ice when you hold it up against the light.20140610-182408-66248228.jpg

 

Finally, since it is summer and as such the time for showing off tanned legs, I thought I’d add another anklet to the current collection.  These little rondelle beads are from the late 30s and are harder to come by than the bigger rondelles. I’m quite happy to have a few of them around. 20140610-182409-66249172.jpgEh voila, hope you’ve enjoyed all these new pieces.  As always, if interested in any of them, don’t hesitate to drop me a line!

 

 

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The beginnings of a new piece

| New pieces

Ta20140609-101248-36768220.jpgHello friends, I hope you’re all having a great start to your week! Despite a few gray and rainy days here and there, we’ve been largely blessed with sunny blue skies and summer like temperatures. It has certainly inspired my current palette of colors.

Take for example, this new piece I’m working on.  This beautiful silver foil glass bead will act as the focal bead.  It’s a fairly large bead and is in great condition for something that was made in the 40s.  I love its summer colors of white and blue.  And I have to say its the exact color of the sky as I look out my window!

I can’t wait to show you the finished piece!

 

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