rare French steel cut antique beads vintage findings

Murrieta, California · 10985 Sales


rare French steel cut antique beads vintage findings

Murrieta, California 10985 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

CAROLE GUELFUCCI on May 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Livraison très rapide. Frais de port raisonnables pour la France. Bien emballé. Très contente de mon achat. Le collier est encore plus joli en vrai. Merci pour cette trouvaille !

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vmoraaveda on May 1, 2018

1 out of 5 stars

Apparently shop doesn’t sell these, ordered mine a few weeks ago and sent the seller two messages with no response only to get a refund from Etsy- still haven’t heard back from seller. Seems like she would take these off her page if she’s not gonna send them out.


Marsi10 responded on May 12, 2018

This order came in when I was making arrangements for two immediate family members passing. I was not able to print shipping labels and did not have the clear head to figure it out. Refunding and canceling was the best I could do at that time. Buyer was fully refunded I am sorry I lost my brother and mother in law in less then 11 days apart.

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Amazing 1920s shoe buckle in progress made by the very talented Caroline at dressedntimeboutique I can’t wait to see them finished. Thank you Caroline for sharing your amazing work
I'm so impressed with this amazing piece. Thank you to my buyer Ken for sharing his beautiful work with me. It's gorgeous. Sorry I was not able to get a full pic of his lovely model and wife. She wears it so well.
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French Steel cut beads

My shop was something that evolved from my love of beads. Very early on I was fascinated with all kinds of beads, I remember thinking they reminded me of candy. All aspects of beads totally interests me, Like the fact they were first form of currency in ancient times. There is not a culture that does not have some sort of connection with beads and a history all their own.
At the age of three, I stuck a bead so far up my nose on Mothers day, my father had to take me to the emergency room to have it removed. I still can vividly remember wanted to re design a necklace I had been given because I wanted to customize,it.
Then after high school a friends grandmother gave me an antique beads handbag to harvest the beads from. I took one look at the 1920s swag long fringed bag and thought, I can fix that. Well after that successful repair, I was hooked. I have a hard time believing that was 25 years ago. More than a thousand repaired handbags later, , I seem to have worked with ever type of antique French metal, Czech glass, Belgium beaded and Italian glass bead that one can think of, I get so excited to come upon other beads I have never seen before and I have a constant hunger for more knowledge about beads and anything bead related. Sadly much of the history about some types of beads were destroyed along with the factories in WW2, Only information that survived was passed down from family members who had worked in the factories and were lucky enough to live to pass down to their younger generations. There are Glass master craftsman in Czech that have been trained in their craft by generations and generations of glass masters who have formulas for colors that can be found no where else in the world. Formulas that were kept secret in families and each family in that era had a specialty color or technique.

Shop members

  • Marsi Rackstraw


    Antique beaded purse restorations and collector. Vintage bead expert.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2016
Welcome to Bless It Bead, I hope you enjoy my large collection of antique and vintage beads, I believe in recycling anything and everything to benefit and respect our Mother Earth. Feel free to ask any questions you may have and I am am more than happy to answer any restoration questions and am available for consulting on antique beads and vintage supplies that you might be hoping to sell.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Shop Policies
Returns are accepted for most items, all return shipping to be paid by buyer. Tracking and delivery confirmation ist not mandatory. Buyer assumes all risk for return shipping with or without tracking services. Item must be returned within 48 hours of shipment delivery ( post marked) Upon safe return of item, refund will be issued via Paypal.
ALL ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JEWELRY ARE SOLD AS WEAR/ USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I can no longer guarantee workmanship that is more than 75 – 100 years old. I recommend most purses and jewelry be for display, study or bead stock unless otherwise noted in description.
Unless damage occurred during shipment, all antique beaded items are sold AS IS.
25% restocking fee charged for items that were properly described and not a result of error in listing description. I must be notified within 24 hours of receipt of delivery and items must be postmarked within another 48 hours after that.
I accept PayPal and credit cards..
Shipping goes out in approx 4 to 7 working days of payment Most times sooner Delivery confirmation is included in the price of the shipping.
I ship USPS first class mail.
Per our shop policy, we do not accept returns unless there was an error in description.
All sales final.
Please make sure you want the order before you purchase it, we do NOT cancel orders
once they have been paid for.
Please make sure to read all of our item descriptions and if you still are not sure please feel free to contact me
Additional policies and FAQs
Life steps in sometimes and due to a health issue I have, occasionally I am unable to ship in usual time frame. Though this happens very rarely, please only send one message regarding your purchase. And a direct email works best if you have not gotten a reply from an etsy message within 24 hours.