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Posted 2 years ago

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valentino97
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These 2 necklaces were restrung from "beads in bags" given to me by my sister's mother-in-law Frances who had an amazing antique/junk store until she passed away in 2011. When I visited my sister in a small MO town - I had to go to the store Frances & Paul ran downtown. Usually stayed there all day hanging out and absorbing info on the antiques they had and they loved me too because I wanted to know everything they knew - and I have a big collection of antiques/junk too.

A few years ago at Christmas Frances called me that a 20lb pkg. was coming my way - and it was full of BEADS! broken, unbroken, jars, bags - amazing glass beads in all sizes and shapes. First: I made a long flapper length (32") w/best black glass beads for Frances. Next: 18" amethyst purple in so many gorgeous sizes (most traditional restringing) and shapes for her 3 granddaughters so they would have something from her. These are 2 necklaces I restrung to their original glory (best I can tell) - aren't they gorgeous!

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  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    How cool is that! I also like to salvage and restring old necklaces. It seems such a waste to just let them lay around broken.
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you - I like to restring them to their original but sometimes add and extender since choker-length is hard to wear unless you are a teenager....
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you AmberRose, pencapchewdraw and vintagemad for loving these. I remembered how much I enjoy old glass beads again today after looking at latest CW posts.
  4. Newtimes Newtimes, 9 months ago
    Hey valentino97, is this the necklace you talked about? You did a fine job restringing them. I see a tiny bit of the small spacer beads you told me about. I think I might have some laying around.
    Thanks a lot
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Yes - this is the one. The spacers are tiny old beads from a broken beaded purse. They don't shout out - HEY I'm not original....yet they are from that time period. They give the necklace a bit of movement. I enjoy restoring old beaded jewelry.
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 9 months ago
    So that's what there called. Thanks for Posting!
  7. bratjdd bratjdd, 9 months ago
    I have to post the one I have Let me know what you think :)
  8. Newtimes Newtimes, 9 months ago
    I had an aunt who used to make purses with those spacer beads. She made dozens of small purses and tiny bags in all different colors and she would give those purses to her nieces. So I got a few of them and I still use them everyday. Unfortunately she passed away in october last year. My mother inherited her beads...She can open her own store with all those beads! She didnt want to sell them because they were my aunts so she keeps them for when my girls are big enough to play with those tiny beads. So I think tomorrow my mom will enjoy a visit from me and the girls :-)
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Yes Newtimes! Beads should be enjoyed. I am sure your mother has an amazing collection and might have the perfect ones for your amber necklace.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Hi Bratjdd - thanks for enjoying these old glass necklaces. The hook on the white necklace is very similar to the one on the red necklace you just posted.

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