Hello friends, its Throwback Thursday on the blog and I decided to feature one of my pieces from last year. Last year I happened to buy some beads from an old french jewelry house. It is a small shop specializing in what they call Fashion Jewelry, which is high quality jewelry made from glass and other components. This is what distinguishes them from Costume Jewelry which normally makes use of plastics or cheaper material. This particular house just happened to make their own glass beads for their jewelry. At the height of their business in the 30s/40s, they employed about 120 workers at the glass making plant. They don’t have a lot left to sell, in fact, the seller was quite reluctant to part with the remaining beads but somehow I persuaded him to sell me a few of them. These particular beads were made to resemble rose quartz but they embellished the glass with tiny gold beads running in the middle of the bead. Since the beads were made by hand, you can see irregularities in the small gold beads. These beads are just gorgeous! They didn’t need much to be pretty so I just made them into very simple earrings. At my december pop-up store, they immediately found themselves a new owner!