Sunday, October 12, 2008

Vintage Glass Beads

OK, I admit to having a serious weakness for vintage glass beads. I've been collecting them for about 10 years. I'm always on the lookout for a unique shape or color. Old necklaces are a great source for these elusive beads. Such is the case with the green beads featured in these earrings.

They were part of an unattractive (yes, it was ugly) necklace I stumbled upon in an antique mall in Arizona. I cut apart the necklace and kept the very cool brass clasp and salvaged these wonderful emerald green glass beads. They are a fluted melon shape with a little bit of wear. I'm not sure why, but I love that.

These earrings are for sale in my etsy shop.


Eri Attebery said...


Those are very nice. Nice salvage job! I really like that deep green color.

Shirley said...

What a great find! Vintage and the aged look is really in! Very pretty!

Orion Designs said...

Thank you both very much!

Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

Aw, I like those too. I love repurposing old jewelry and it always feels so good to take something old and make it into something new.

Lovely job Vicki,

Beadwright said...

I love those and you can create with just about anything. Hey by the way I have just tagged you. Check it out on my blog.