Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vintage Glass Jewelry

 Nothing is more exciting than an unexpected jewelry find.
 I was just about to leave my favorite indoor market when these boxes caught my eye.  
I knew they were from Canadian stores that no longer exist.
 The jewelry was dusty and needed some attention.  
The deal was sealed when I learned that the vendor was selling her own Mom's collection.  This jewelry (and a few others I did not photograph) belonged to one collector and I wanted to keep it that way.
 Cleaned up they just sparkle.
 The pieces are 1950's.  Possibly venetian.  
The fruit and birds look like other glass beads I have seen in my research travels.
 I did think about breaking them up to restring into a new piece.
 But I don't have the heart to separate such a gorgeous design.  
I do have a little bit of repair on the clasps to take care of though.
 So glad to add them to my collection.
Now I just need someplace to wear them!


Karen said...

To the "girls' dinner!!!!!!

Carole Lassak said...

So glad that you're keeping them intact. They are gorgeous pieces. they are lucky to have found a home with someone like you who will love and appreciate them.

Beetique said...

I love the vintage stuff and glad you didn't break them up. Great find! WTG!