Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Vintage French Pearls get Sparkly Companions

Vintage French pearls get sparkly companions. Did you noticed how well copper matches with the pearls with red glass core?
I'm thinking of using some round flat transparent Czech beads. They have nice pattern although it doesn't show that well on photo. They look like candy :) Sparkly golden faceted beads will have the honorable task of glamming it up and deep red beads will add some color... and sparkly rhinestone spacers to catch light.

Baroque shaped vintage glass pearls with similar oval pearls.
Vintage glass pearls with copper wire - perfect match!
Transparent Czech glass beads have pressed pattern like candy.
Sparkly golden faceted beads and deep red glass beads
I'll be combining with the rest.

Vintage Prantsuse pärlid saavad endale sädelevaid kaaslasi :) Märkasite, kui hästi nende pärlite juurde sobib vask?
Ma mõtlesin, et nende pärlite juurde oleks hea kasutada neid läbipaistvaid ümmargusi lapikuid helmeid. Neil on pressitud muster, mis pildil kahjuks hästi välja ei tule. Need näevad välja nagu karamellid :) Sädelevad kuldsed lihvitud helmed lisavad glamuuri, tumepunased helmed natuke värvi... ja kristallidega vahehelmed püüavad valgust.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vintage French Pearls from Colorful Glass

Look at these colorful vintage pearls that I got from France! This is a great find from one of my treasure hunts! Finding large handmade pearls is pretty rare and a matching set of different size beads makes me feel even more lucky! What I find fascinating about these is that the beads were made from colorful glass (blue, red, green, pink) and then covered with pearl coating. So the glass color is shining through the pearl coating turning it into blue pearl, red pearl etc. The oval and pinched shaped pearls were handmade - their shape and size vary a bit.

I got these from the same vendor as the Louis Rousselet pearls and components. So it's possible that these pearls were also made in his workshops. And further more, some of the oval pearls have one end of the hole sealed with pearl coating meaning that the pearls were dipped one by one into pearl solution and were dried separately. Perhaps like the high quality pearls by Simon & Simon.

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The colorful glass is best visible near the holes of the pearls.

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Vintage French pearls made from colorful glass in two shapes.

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Here are the glass pearls with red glass core with small pressed
oval pearls. The small oval pearls I got from another French
vendor couple years back. These match perfectly!

Light going through the glass brings out the intense red color.
It also seems that the pearl coating is uneven.

These vintage French pearls are so colorful as candy!

Vaadake neid ilusaid vintage klaaspärleid Prantsusmaalt! Mis nende pärlite puhul on eriti põnev, et need on valmistatud värvilisest klaasist (sinine, punane, roheline, roosa) ning kaetud pärlmutrise kihiga. Nii et klaasi värv annab pärlile värvi kumades läbi pärlmutrise kihi! Ovaalsed ja lopergused pärlid on käsitsi tehtud. Nende kuju ja suurus varieeruvad.

Sain need samalt edasimüüjalt kellelt ka Louis Rousselet pärlid ja komponendid. Võib eeldada, et ka need käsitsivalmistatud pärlid on Rousselet töötubadest pärit. Ja mis veel, osadel ovaalsete pärlitel on läbiv auk ühelt poolt kaetud pärlmutrise värviga. See tähendab, et need olid ükshaaval traadi otsas kastetud pärlmutrisesse värvi ning seal ka kuivanud. Võibolla nagu tänapäeval tehakse kõrg-kvaliteetseid pärleid prantsuse firmas Simon & Simon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Colorful Brooch for Spring!

Hey! I wanted to show you this brooch! It makes a nice set with the rhinestone earrings don't you think? It has antique hollow glass pearl in the center. Glass pearls and colorful beads and Swarovski Tanzanite crystal rhinestones. Spring time is perfect for colorful jewelry!

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Hei! Tahtsin näidata seda prossi! Sellega saab kenasti teha komplekti kõrvarõngastega, on ju? Prossil on keskel antiikne õõnsast klaasist pärl. Veel on klaaspärleid ja värvilisi klaashelmeid koos Swarovski "Tanzanite" kristallidega. Kevadine aeg on värviliste ehete jaoks ideaalne!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Work in Progress: Colorful Rhinestone Earrings

Here's something I'm working on. The spring bring in the colors and I feel like putting them into jewelry. Quite cheerful!

mdmbutiik handmade jewelry

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Siin väike ülevaade hetketegemistest. Kevad toob värvid ja tekkis tahtmine need ehetesse panna. Päris rõõmsameelsed, kas pole?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Rhinestone Brooch via Video

Rhinestone brooch with vintage Swarovski Romance en Gris rhinestones, vintage hollow glass beads (mercury beads) and new glass beads. Little video to show the bling :)

video


Ehtekividega pross vintage Swarovski Romance en Gris kristallidega, vintage õõnsast klaasist helmeste (mercury beads) ja uute klaashelmestega. Väike video sätenduse näitamiseks :)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Antique Pocket Watch Box with Glass Lid

Here's that antique box I showed in last post about rhinestone brooch. I always keep searching antique boxes. I know that I already have a bunch but... Just look at it! Isn't it cute?! It has a lid with beveled glass and nice luxurious red silk lining. Gorgeous woman face embossed with pretty scrolls and adornments.

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Siin on rohkem pilte sellest antiiksest karbist, mida näitasin eelmises postituses ehtekividega prossist. Mul käib helmeste otsimisel alati paralleelselt karbiotsing. Ma tean, et mul neid juba on... Agga vaata kui armas see on?! Sellel on kaas lihvitud äärega klaasist ja ilus luksuslik punasest siidist sisu. Kaunis naisenägu koos erinevate ilustustega pressitud metalli sisse.