3 pristine hat pins and one lovely Nippon porcelain flower shaker holder. And yes I made them all. I've been a bead collector and hoarder for many years. I use a variety of materials. I generally never make the same pin 2x's. I take the time to glue each and every piece as opposed to simply putting a crimp bead on the bottom.
1 - This piece is on a victorian steel rod - I have a very small supply of them I discovered years ago - not many of these left. The black beaded top is the original topper bead. It is much "thicker" of a rod that the rods of today. I used some antique bohemian black glass beads and silver plated spacers. One tiny vintage Swarovski black stopper at the end. This one measures 8" long total length
2 - mid century white striped ball with an amber glass inner core. I used sterling silver spacer beads on this one. One smaller citrine old Swarovski bead 5mm. This one measures 8" long on a new gold plated rod
3 - My favorite - saved that for last. Bright red turn of the century Venetian twisted focal bead. This one comes from a rescued trad bead necklace I obtained years ago - high polished newer gold plated spacer beads. The 3 triple bottom spacers are genuine red coral beads. top had a clear rhinestone rhondell and the small red topper is also from the same venetian necklace. This one like the rest is on an 8" golden rod.
Now for the shaker - measures 2 1/4" inches across and 3.25" tall - it has a lovely floral motif. 16 holes so you could add more. It's clearly marked Nippon. The hand decorated typical beaded trim is excellent and this one is in the most lovely condition.
The Swarovski beads - I'm a huge Swarovski fan and used to scoop up those old beads still in the original packages - I just love the Swarovski story - think he was a genius
The rest of my vintage and antique beads come from years of collecting and hoarding - I only make these when I need to take a break from the norm. Helps me relax and I so love them.
Hope you enjoyed looking - any questions or special request don't hesitate to ask.
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