Posts Tagged ‘vintage french beads’

A classic combination

| New pieces

Hello friends, can you believe its December?   A mere four and a half weeks before we usher in 2015. Time is whizzing by! But before 2015, there is the big Winter Markt to prepare for. Today’s piece is ready to go to the Winter Markt.

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This piece started out with these vintage French glass pearls from the 50s. I wanted to do something classical but interesting with them which made me decorate them with these little black glass rondelles. These vintage glass rondelles are quite uncommon, rare, I’d even say because of the way they are faceted. It gives them an interesting dimension which in turn makes the pearl beads more interesting. But it still seemed like too simple a necklace with just these beads. I felt that they needed more oomph.

Then I remembered a Venetian bead I had with black and white and aventurine stripes. It seemed fitting to add this bead on as a pendant.

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And here is how it finally turned out!

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Pretty in pink

| Beads, Jewelry, New pieces

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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.

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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.

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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?

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And finally the last but not the least, a fun pair of pink crystal drop earrings.  You put this one on and you are good to go!20140331-113536.jpg

 

 

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Motherhood

| Jewelry

I was just thinking that cliché or not, Mother’s Day brings out all sorts of emotions in everyone.  For the lucky ones, it is a day of celebration and thankfulness. For some others it is a more difficult day.  One thing is for sure though, despite whatever relationship we have with our mothers or even our own relationship with the idea of motherhood, none of us would be here without her.  That’s a good enough reason to mark this day.

So, I made a little gallery of pretty things you could offer your mom. Or why not yourself if you’re a mom. I hope you like it.

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