FrenchSteelCutBeads

Antique beads and Vintage supplies

Murrieta, California · 9799 Sales

FrenchSteelCutBeads

Antique beads and Vintage supplies

Murrieta, California 9799 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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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

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Last updated on Jan 25, 2017

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

PayPal is preffered payment NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT NEEDED TO CHECK OUT AS GUEST WITH ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. Please select paypal option at checkout and follow prompts

Marsi Rackstraw

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Marsi Rackstraw

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3 strands of antique white seed beads.
$3.00
Red cylinder glass flower bead lot
$3.50
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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.

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  • Marsi Rackstraw

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    Antique beaded purse restorations and collector. Vintage bead expert.

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