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    Posted 2 years ago

    valentino97
    (720 items)

    Sharing this with Caperkid who commented: 1886, "ALBO silver by N.C. Reading Co. factory in Birmingham, Great Britian. Circa 1886- 1920 ." I also used vintage red/white glass beads from Nepal and Guatemala silver. There is also a Catholic Notre Dam charm and a coin marked France 1925. Nice mix of cultures?

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much for your post as well. Some good information on the British Museum website.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous marbled beads as well as silver pendant,charms and religious medals, really lovely
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      Clever use of the coin in the bracelet! Both prices are beautiful!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      The pictures are full of wonderful textures of these beauties, beautiful !~
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Love the givre beads! You really have a knack at putting pieces together...
      This is marvelous in all aspects!
      Love them Mary :)
    6. sharone, 2 years ago
      these are really great photos!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Roy - thanks, I appreciate your post - will check out the website :-)

      Jenni - thanks for loving this mixture of old baubles :-) The red ones are called Chevron: an old 1500's Venetian technique - layering glass, heating, cutting. Popular around the world. I think my humble chevrons are from Nepal.



      Watchsearcher - thanks, yes I love using old coins and if they have holes, works very well for toggles. :-)



    8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Phil - thanks, I thought the textures were nice too, and that silver filigree pendant is pretty great - I believe from Guatemala.

      Eileen - thanks for loving my red and white chevrons. (Aren't givre beads translucent?) I am not 100% happy with the bracelet but have to leave it for awhile until I can figure out what isn't right. But, yes, I love the mix of beads and love the necklace. :-)

      Thanks friends for your loves of this upcycle: Jenni, Fort, Watchsearcher, Ken, Phil, Hel1, Kevin, kwqd, Thomas, Tigra, Eileen, aura, Roy, Ivonne, Vnil, Hunter!
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Sharone - thank you for your comment. We looked at them, but didn't wear them this weekend :-)

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