At first I thought this was an old strand of Christmas lights, but I was informed that it is a late 1800's fringe that was used to decorate lampshades. The glass beads are such a vibrant color with unique carved markings. The fringe isn't cloth but braided brass metal. How cool is that?
I had to have it. My hearbeat quickened at the thought of what I could do with the beads and the braided brass fringe. I wired some with vintage metal tassels and hung them from bracelets made with austrian crystal rhinestone brass chain, bronze and shiny gold chains, hand aged rhinestones, and gemstones and solid brass vintage beads. I think the end result is very different and eclectic:
Amethyst and freshwater pearls
Amethyst, green onyx, carnelian, and turquoise howlite
Freshwater pearls and turquoise howlite
Tiger eye, agate, and carnelian
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