Friday, May 29, 2015
Sweetest and delicate set of decorative hair comb and a hair pin! I made them from beaded wire branches and pearl circles with crystals. I love the way antique copper metal creates a contrast with pale pearls! Perfect for bridal occasions, why not a vintage style wedding?
This set has same kind of hand wrapped "branches" from pearls and beads and circle motifs.
In the center of pearl circle there is a Czech crystal rhinestone.
Hair clip or bobby pin is really easy to use!
Saturday, May 16, 2015
I made a pair of bracelet cuffs with vintage pink beads. These are somewhat quartz-lookin glass with different shades of swirls. Oh, and ofcourse with little dimples on the baroque surface! Just lovely! The center plates are flooded with beads, pearls and Swarovski crystals! I used old vintage hollow pearls from previous post and a little sew-on glass bead that has two holes. One cuff is all pink and sweet, other has some extra colors to make it even more yummi.
I made these two bracelet cuffs at the same time.
I added sapphire blue, green and yellow opal glass beads to pink.
This all pink bracelet cuff is on Etsy.
Tegin paar käevõru vintage roosade helmestega. Need näevad natuke nagu kvartsi-moodi välja, klaas on siiruviiruline erinevates toonides. Ja loomulikult need väikesed lohukesed! Lihtsalt armastusväärne! Käevõrude plaadid on helmestest, pärlitest ja Swarovski kristallidest üle-ujutatud! Kasutasin vanu õõnsaid/puhutud klaaspärleid eelmisest postitusest ning väikeseid klaasist õmmeldavaid helmeid. Üks võru on üleni magus-roosa, teisel on lisaks maitsvaid värve.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Now these beads are interesting indeed! These are blown from glass tube and made into a flat back and baroque top beads. These are hollow and colored from inside with the pearlescent color. This is why these pearls don't peel or lose their pearlescent color as quickly as pearl coated beads! These baroque glass pearls are all a bit different but have distinctive pattern.
I first thought these were from plastic material because of unbelievable light weight, so I made a hot needle test. These are glass indeed. My vendor told me that these beads came from a shop that was in business in the 1920s Germany. I searched from the internet and found some gorgeous garments that have very similar beads. Take a look.
Hollow glass pearls have thin walls and covered with pearlescent paint from inside.
I have different hollow pearls. Baroque pearls have distinctive pattern of
raised diameter with two dimples.
Circa 1923 Evening dress by Jean Patou, embroidered with beads, rhinestones and faux pearls.
Via Bunka Costume Museum in Japan (photo from: Pinterest). Here you can see the baroque pearls and smooth pearls among hollow silver-lined beads that are sometimes called mercury beads.
Natalie Kingston, 1927, in classic flapper attire (Photo from web).
Lovely sheer dress with baroque pearls.
Vot need helmed on põnevad! Need on puhutud kuumast klaastorust ning vormitud lameda põhja ja nö barokse pinnaga helmesteks. Need on seest tühjad ning kaetud pärlmutrise värviga seestpoolt. Klaashelmed on kõik pisut erinevad, kuid kõigil on silmatorkavalt omapärane muster - üle helme on piklik kõrgendus, millel on kaks lohku.
Alguses ma arvasin, et tegu on plastikust pärlitega, sest need on uskumatult kerged ja tegin neile nö kuuma nõela testi. Helmed on klaasist. Müüja sõnul on need pärit poest, mis tegutses Saksamaal 1920ndatel aastatel. Otsisin internetist põnevaid riideesemeid, kus on äratuntavalt näha sarnased pärlid.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It took awhile until I came up with an idea for these vintage pink beads. I added some bronze metallic colored seed-beads and of-course, Swarovski crystals. The brooch has a round shape, the outer circle has unique leaf-shaped nailhead-beads with round pearls and Swarovski crystal rhinestones while the inner circle has thin rice-shaped peads that create a delicate flower. There are a row of small pearl dangles that add movement. This brooch can also be worn as a pendant.
Vintage glass beads in sweet pink color: coated glass pearls and nailhead beads.
I used rare leaf-shaped nailhead beads that were probably made in Czechoslovakia.
Small vintage (1980s) Swarovski crystal glass rhinestones sparkle!
A long row of glass pearl dangles at the bottom of the brooch add movements.
Võttis aega, mis võttis, aga lõpuks tuli idee, mida nende vintage helmestega teha. Ma lisasin pronksivärvi seemnehelmeid ning loomulikult Swarovski kristalle. Pross on ümmarguse kujuga, välisringis on haruldase lehekujuga "nailhead"-helmed ümmarguste pärlite ja Swarovski kristalliklaasist ehtekividega, siseringis moodustavad peenikesed riisikujulised pärlid õrna lille. Prossil on rivi väikesed pärli-ripatseid, mis lisab liikumist. Seda prossi saab kanda ka ripatsina.