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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (270 items)

    I needed help with this funny necklace as I didn't know the age of this or origin. I guessed 50's - 70's and Valentino97 later gave such a good explanation to this 'happy and carefree' necklace, read below.

    It´s plastic light weight, about 37 grams, it´s a long necklace 59 cm when closed. There are flat beads in stacks and at the end of the stacks there are beads in the shape of flowers. The necklace is strung on a cottonthread.

    It makes me think of schewingum and springtime.

    Any ideas are welcome.

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      It does look like springtime, love the colors, so fun. :)
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mikelv85, aghcollect for love!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Katherinescollection and PatSea for loving this funny necklace. It's quite odd. But I couldn't resist it, it's something playfull about it :). Glad you see it too.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Vetraio50!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      My favorite color - new growth. How fun. It looks like a garden party necklace. :)
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      I searched the net for gardenparty necklaces and must agree with you, it does look like that. Is that american, gardenparty necklaces? I've never heard about it before.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oh! It looks like a stack of mintoes, I didn't heard of garden party jewelry too...
      thanks Elizabethan, this will make spring coming!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!!
    9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Fantastic color and shape.
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Valention97, kyratango, Sean and DrFluffy for love and nice coments on my odd necklace!

      Thanks Racer4four, jscott0363, Jewels and pops52 for loving this :)
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      The guessing remains - when is this from? I'm guessing 50's - 70's and America (for no other reason than the fact that they/you know how to celebrate!).
    12. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Hi Elisabeth! I believe these are from 1950's-70's. The American garden party reference goes back as far as Civil War mid 1800's. It describes the women who wears a lightweight dress and hat - mainly because of the hot steamy weather.

      Other references to American garden parties show up in the teens and 1920's (Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald) before the crash in 1929 and depression here that didn't end until WWII.

      So, I think the term "garden party" as I posted has a lot to do w/the mood of Americans during that era. Your plastic bauble is an expression of light-hearted design - not political at all.
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      In the 1950's to 70's American life, marketing, housing... and spending was pretty good again. Women had a little money to spend on themselves. So many beautiful clothes and jewelry to buy. Why not buy light-hearted clothes and pretty jewelry for the back yard bbq? That is how I think your necklace fits it. :)
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou so much for that Val! It makes sence, happy and carefree in a wonderful way! I love that. People needed to take their minds off things and enjoy themselves. Something we still need to do I guess, there is something to learn from that. Thankyou!
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Trey!
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Katzl!

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