Posted 6 years ago
This is my latest auction find. It is a very long bakelite bead necklace in need of love and attention and repair! It is 82 cm long when open (32,28 inches) and the largest bead is 3 cm (1,18 inches). It has a screw bead clasp. I think it´s from the 1930's (?).
I believe this might actually be on it´s original string that might be made of silk (I´m not a textile expert I´m afraid). The beads needs to be polished as well. The string broke after I got the necklace but that was something I knew would happen as I had seen the condition of the string. I think the necklace was worth the 29 USD (26 EUR) that I paid for it...
I would love some information and idéas about how to restore it. Is silkthread/string something that I can find on line? Or should it be cotton? Should there be knots in between each bead? I would also love som ideas about what this color is called? It is a brownish/orange color.