Announcement Antique beads, Antique French Steel cuts, Vintage Czech glass bead hanks and a large variety of hard to find supplies for purse repair. Wedding supplies, gift tags, labels and jewelry supplies, wishing tree hanging labels, escort cards and moonshine bottle tags, scrap booking and much more
Antique beads, Antique French Steel cuts, Vintage Czech glass bead hanks and a large variety of hard to find supplies for purse repair. Wedding supplies, gift tags, labels and jewelry supplies, wishing tree hanging labels, escort cards and moonshine bottle tags, scrap booking and much more
- All 646
- French Steel bead hanks 17
- French steel cut beads 148
- Antique beaded bags 27
- Czech glass beads 68
- Vintage sequins n Trim 23
- English Rough Cut beads 6
- Vintage beads 50
- Vintage nailheads sew on 66
- Vintage Jewelry 12
- price tags and labels 185
- Doll Buttons 1
- Bugle beads / tube beads 37
- Mixed Bead Lots 3
linda mountain on Jan 17, 2017
This lady was so nice! I will be ordering from her again-she was very thoughtful and caring! Thank you
cubajul on Jan 17, 2017
Thanks for carrying exactly the supplies I need!
cubajul on Jan 17, 2017
These arrived a couple of days ago--THANKS VERY MUCH and I hope all is well.
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.
Antique beaded purse restorations and collector. Vintage bead expert.
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