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Chincy Scarab Bracelet, 14KG Safety Clasp, Thrift Shop Find 95 Euro Cents ($1.02)

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Posted 1 year ago

Efesgirl
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I happened to be in the thrift shop when they were sorting out jewelry.
OK, so what's this about? Porcelain or glass scarabs strung on a crummy string and attached to a 14KG safety clasp.
One of the loops going from the scarab to the clasp is broken but the rest are embedded in the end scarabs. The loops at the either end of the clasps are completely closed - no gap no nothing.
So....???
Interested to hear opinions!
Thanks.
Bonnie

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Maybe these are old glass/ceramic 20's-30's scarabs attached to a 50's clasp? I love them!!
  2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    val - I have not the foggiest idea, lol! I didn't find anything in a Google Image search, or word searches. The scarabs look more like a glass than a ceramic porcelain, but I'm not certain - aaaaah!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    They don't look like beads I've been looking at for years from Neiger or 1920's-30's Bohemian beads, but someone liked them to attach to this clasp. Or maybe it's just a redo. The wire cord called French bouillon? ...twist? something....it's wrapped around cord or wire on better jewelry to hide wire. I don't remember the name of it.
  4. pebble pebble, 1 year ago
    Lovely beads! Yes, French wire valentino. You thread it on to your cord to peotect it. The cord will come out of the bead, go through the closed look of the clasp and back on to the bead.
    Like this;
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_afDu14eh5A
  5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    pebble, thank you so much for the video! I've never heard of French wire or ever had a piece of jewelry that had any on it. So, this bracelet can be saved? YAY!
  6. pebble pebble, 1 year ago
    Yep, just needs restrung with new cord, you can put French wire on the ends to protect it from wear from the clasp. You have to get the right gauge to fit over your cord though!
  7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    pebble, I will be starting from scratch as I know zero about this sort of thing. I'm not a crafts kind of person.
  8. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 1 year ago
    Really nice beads, so unique!
  9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    What's the consensus on the scarabs - ceramic or something else?
  10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
    That just cannot be glass attached to gold. What about jade, no? Yea, that's got to be jade!
  11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
    I would knot it in between each scarab, like pearls are. I bet...I'll figure something to bet but I'll bet you it's jade!!!
  12. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Bonnie - send them to me, I'll restring them for you with the French twist too. LOL. I might have to test drive them though.....I am going to say glass. Share has a good idea - knot between them.....I can do that Bonnie :-)
  13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year ago
    This is so nice Bonnie!!
  14. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    A gorgeous find! Those scarab beads are unusual for sure!

    The French wire (kudos Pebble!) Is called too French bullion and in French "cannetille".
    All well made salt water pearls necklaces are finished with it :-)
  15. pebble pebble, 1 year ago
    What a fantastic community this is, I'm sure you would make a great job of it valentino! I've only tried using it a couple of times and the last time I couldn't get my cord through the blummin' wire so I gave up!

    I had picked up a few necklaces with it on and I wondered what on earth it was. I only found out when I went looking for hand-knotting tutorials.

    I've also heard it called "gimp" ....!
  16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    valentino97 - I would have to see how much the postage would be from here to there. Don't know if it would be cost effective, lol!
  17. pebble pebble, 1 year ago
    Lots of good tutorials on t'internet if you fancy having a go yourself!
  18. twistedpoeticjustice twistedpoeticjustice, 1 year ago
    looks like a ceramic bead to me.Pottery .
  19. Morganmon21 Morganmon21, 1 year ago
    Great thrift shop find, way to go Bonnie!

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