On several of the items I sell on etsy I mention "my great aunt's bead stash" as the source of my vintage beads so I finally had the bright idea to show her stash so people can see what I'm talking about.
My great aunt made beaded jewelry for several years between the 1950's and 1970's.
This is a lone earring I've saved. No idea what's happened to the other.
But I do have quite a collection of the rings she made. I love all the color!
I inherited her stash and it sits in the unassuming little orange tackle box.
But inside? Pretties! :)
Matches were only two cents but she still re-used the box to store some beads.
I absolutely love the fun color in these acrylic beads.
This package only cost 29 cents new.
Not sure what it came off of or what I'll use it for but I do like this little cherub.
Faux pearls galore.
There are quite a few of these labels (and the box it's resting on) but I'm not sure what they held.
So there you are - finally! A peek into one I not only inherited beads from but also a desire to create.
My Romantic Home