Posted 7 years ago
Here's an example of remade items using 1920's-30's beads.
I found these pretty red pressed glass beads broken and in 3 or 4 different bags over the years. It was obvious that the 9 rectangle pieces in pic #3 were originally a bracelet. Happened to have some wonderful red faceted rondell "spacer" beads and w/elastic put it back to a bracelet.
The 17-1/2" necklace also features those old red spacers w/1930's black 5- cuts and 8 red pressed beads (about 5/8" to give you scale). The original necklace probably featured 12-14 of these red beads in a short 16" length - all red but I decided to make a 2nd necklace for my sister.