Saturday, 22 September 2012

Unusual bead used in necklaces to wear to any occasion

Decided this bright sunny September morning to write a little about unusual vintage bead necklaces. Now we have many other types of vintage necklace, but I do like the beads the most. Now I collect beads and have many different types so that one day they will be transformed into necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other types of jewellery - but there is never enough hours in the day.

This great bead necklace from Hong Kong circa 1970s is typical of the beads that were predominately in plastic that came from Hong Kong in the 1960s to 1990s. many were unusual colours and shapes. Still around today. Damaged necklaces can be transformed into something wearable and they are just lovely beads that are not made any more.

These are clay beads with a coating of enamel. Squarish and quite unusual. Vintage and probably around the 1980s - 1990s decade. Now today we have polymer clay that can also be turned into lovely beads that will be unique as you made them yourself.

Now I have written about carnival glass bead necklaces before but I do love the colour and look. Also known as iridescent necklaces, but I will still call them carnival as that is what I grew up with.Black beads coated with this gorgeous "oil on water" effect. It gives them this shiny blue colour that reflects and changes colours when worn. Not only that they are of good well made.................glass.

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