Posted 5 years ago
Green glass restrung from "beads in bags" given to me by my sister's mother-in-law Frances who had an amazing antique/junk store until she passed away in 2011. When I visited my sister in a small MO town - I had to go to the store Frances & Paul ran downtown. Usually stayed there all day hanging out and absorbing info on the antiques they had.
A few years ago at Christmas Frances called me that a 20lb pkg. was coming my way - and it was full of BEADS! broken, unbroken, jars, bags - amazing glass beads in all sizes and shapes. First: I made a long flapper length (32") w/best black glass beads for Frances. Next: 18" amethyst purple in so many gorgeous sizes with traditional restringing for her 3 granddaughters so they would have something from her.
This amazing redo is of Czech or Bohemian "pyramid" beads. I put little silver beads harvested from a vintage metal bead bag circa 1920's.