Tag Archives: white

Long time, no see

15 Jun


Seven strand of vintage bone beads, clasped with a brass hook. They probably came from a garage sale.

‘Only $1? These are decent, I can cut them up and make something.’

But somehow I never did.


Tuesday, May 24th

24 May




I purchased this in an antique store in Ohio.

Ball chain wrapped with seed beads strung on a spiral of hard wire (a tiny spring, perhaps?) and finished with cones.


Friday, March 18th

18 Mar

All-white is all right. This necklace is constructed of chalk white Czech glass beads and has matching glass leaves and flowers on the central motif. I purchased this years ago at a flea market (Brimfield? New Albany? Can’t remember…) to copy the construction technique. The necklace has several cracked leaves and so the price was very low. I think i paid $7 for it.

One of the good things about collecting vintage jewelry as design samples is that a chipped bead or missing stone here-or-there is not a problem.

I was going to discuss exactly how this is constructed but after wearing it today I realized I do need to create a piece in a similar manner. Watch for the instructions soon.