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these beads are REALLY old!
The beads are from some decorative beaded medallion 'things', lol I'm not sure what exactly they were. The poor things were very old and falling apart, beads were getting lost. They belonged to my great grandmother, so I feel a little bad for taking them apart - especially without taking a picture of them first DUH. But, the beads are safe and I can use them to make some awesome jewelry.
The brown and green beads are all from my great grandmother, the silver ones are from the trim of a ghastly 60s evening gown.
The 2nd bracelet pictured features a polished stone and some black faceted glass beads, but also some of the brown beads from gg.
I made my own closure for this one out of 20 gauge wire.

Posted by Laurel Bayleaf from St Louis, Missouri, United States • Published See Laurel Bayleaf's 26 projects »

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