contemporary beadwork jewelry textile

Friday, January 15, 2010

Old beads

cut, faceted beads
Here you can see faceted approx. 60 years old beads . To work with is rather time consuming, you have to sort out a lot. Btw, the ruler shows mm, not inch!
In large part I use old beads in my work. "Old beads" means , they may be up to 1 and a half century old... most of the old beads, that I have, are approximately 50 to 100 years old.
It is quite hard to define. Characteristic is: old beads are much more uneven than new produced. They sometimes are unevenly colored, and the holes are all a different size.


  1. Old beads give your modern avant garde design a special and precious quality--and I LOVE it!

  2. These are so amazing! I love the colors. What a beautiful bracelet!

  3. Habe heute diesen Blog gefunden und mich sehr darüber gefreut.
    Da ich selbst eine begeisterte Perlenhäklerin bin freue ich mich umso mehr.
    Hier gibt es fantastische Schmuckstücke zu bewundern.
    Immer wieder fazinierend was man aus diesen winzig kleinen Perlen alles so zaubern kann.
    Ganz großes Kompliment!!!
    Ich freu mich schon auf mehr.
    LG von Birte