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    Posted 1 year ago

    valentino97
    (719 items)

    Recent online purchase for more than I usually pay. I kept thinking .....probably not Neiger if it's under $275, but I researched and believe it's correct, matches other styles. Great color too! This glass necklace features the Pharoah and scarab design made popular by the Neiger Brothers bead and jewelry company after 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. Original necklaces were knotted with beige cotton thread and the length was 32" or so - made in red, navy, robin egg blue, black, yellow, orange, off white and green! In picture 3 I show a necklace with mummy beads from another necklace that was taken apart over the years. I plan to marry the 2 necklaces and restore to best original design as I can. My project for the weekend. Thanks for looking friends.

    PS: Moved my weekend upcycles to picture 1: I found the original Neiger necklace online so I "copied" as I was doing the redo. Still plan to knot the necklace, but for now I am working on balance since some beads are missing. Then, I was having fun and decided to updo the mummy beads with old brown Czech beads in my stash. It turned out nice....I will probably change it again when I find more of the right Neiger beads.

    3/22/2019

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    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Thank you dear friend - this kind of ethnic chunky glass is my "Trifari obsession!" ha ha ha. I really love old Bohemian glass beads. :)
    2. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Congrats on the big find. I know how those holy grails are.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Fabulous antique beads in such a lovely green, I really love the Pharaoh pendant - kudos on an excellent find Mary!
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
      Wow lovely ..love the back drop..
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Wonderful find!! Very lovely beads.
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Neiger Bros. I know nothing of, except that they made amazing jewelry! The color of the beads demands ones attention immediately! Can't wait to see your finished "project"!
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      Egyptomania at its very finest, a real treasure in my eyes also !~
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      So many nice comments - thank you!

      Fort - yes, true - we watch and when something comes up "sorta in the price range" we decide to go for it or not. I appreciate your comment instead of my boyfriend who says "what you spent $40 on this?"....actually, it was more but I wouldn't tell him - hey, it's my money :-)

      Jenni - yes, lovely green glass. There are other Egyptian style pendants too, but I never come across them, this was the most produced :-)

      Roycroft - I wish I could say that this is taken at Karnak, but only on the books' pages LOL. Thank you.

      Scott - thank you for your nice comment. I'm such a nut for old beads :-)

      Eileen - Bohemia (Austria, Czechloslovikia) were important source of glass beads and one special mfg - the Neiger Brothers designs are mainly important for 2 equal reasons: Timely, art deco, after King Tut's discovery, glass jewelry everyone could afford! Quality, Colors! and sadly the other reason is because they were Jewish and killed during WWII. Such a waste!

      Phil - thank you, yes - someday I'll get the black or red necklace w/2-hole horizontal focal bead which would be considered "Sherman" . I was happy to afford this!

      Thank you friends for your loves: Kyra, Vynil, depeterson, AnythingObscure
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      I can say it is very beautiful! What a great find Val. Love green as well.
    10. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      The Great Temple at Abu Simbel looks good with this splash of color!
      Nice backdrop for the necklace!
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      OOPS, not Karnak - thank you Watsearcher, yes the Abu Simbel temple that was moved with the Nile River dam project. Some day I will visit Egypt. Thanks for your nice comment.

      Thank you Elisabeth - I'm very happy to have this. I found the exact necklace which shows the knots and yes, some of my necklace has missing beads. I'm doing a quick restore now. XOXO friend!
    12. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Valentino97, I was fortunate to spend time in Egypt; the memories will be with me always. I hope you do get to experience it!
      The ancient Egyptians used bright colors on their interior walls so they probably would have loved your bright green necklace!
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Watchsearcher - thank you so much for your travel memories! I am sure you saw this temple - will get there someday. I hope you like my upcycles, just finished now and these pictures are taken outside, the first 2 were inside with florescent lighting, but color is a nice rich green that I think they would have loved :-)
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      You could not have gotten any closer than that! They look like the same necklace. Amazing. So how far did you get? Done???
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Share you posted as I was uploading my updo pictures. What do you think? Look okay for now? I gotta get a life...ha ha ha...
    16. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      I love the way they look! Even better now, so good job!
    17. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Cool necklace with the Egyptian motif.
    18. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Watchsearcher - thank you! I enjoy restoring and/or/upcycling vintage jewelry. I especially love old glass beads as you can tell. I consider the long one a restore when I knott it but the short one is upcycle since I only had two different bead elements to work with - all the other original beads gone over the years.

      MrsT - thank you, I love Egyptian motifs.

      Aura, Kevin, Thomas - thank you for your loves!

    19. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Had to revisit these wonderful antique necklaces...
      You have a talent my dear :)
    20. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Thank you Eileen - it's so fun to work with old beads. I love them. I have this awful feeling I would have sold Manhattan for $23 in tradebeads.....SIGH...

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