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Amazing Beads

Hi everyone. I've just spent 2 hours doing a collage to set up a stall for you, and lost the whole lot. Bah Humbug! So here I've uploaded one photo and a direction to my website were you can buy:

* Necklaces
* Bracelets
* Earrings
* Beads
* Beading Tools (for the beader in your life - or yourself)

Everything is posted FREE OF CHARGE - to anywhere - More photo's are available for every item of jewellery if you want to see them.

I can make items to order if you see something you like, or there's an outfit you want to match up to.

I do a FREE wrapping and messaging/card service if you want me to send a present to someone direct.

There are lots more pieces of jewellery for sale than are on site at the moment, and I will be putting new things on site throughout the day, and this evening, so keep checking in, and apparently we can post more photo's every time we get a question here too, so the more questions, the more photo's.

Ask me anything you like, I'll be in and out of the Common Room all day and evening.


Posted at 26th Nov 2010 - 11:51AM   Posted by Sueatkilmeedy   STALL 8 AMAZING BEADS Comments: 22

Handcrafted Earrings with Vintage Beads
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Handcrafted Earrings with Vintage Beads
These dangle earrings were handcrafted using vintage West German lemon yellow Bell-flower Lucite beads and aged brass, on gold-tone ear-wires. Drop: approx. 40mm Price: 12 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:05PM

Czech Glass Flower Dangle Earrings
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Czech Glass Flower Dangle Earrings
Beautiful long Dangle earrings made using three Czech glass flowers, fitted one into the other. The color ends up looking like a mini rainbow because the greens, blues and reds seem to merge into one and it reminds me of the wonderful flower Dierama (Angels Fishing Rod). Fitted onto long, gold tone, earring findings that clip easily, and securely once fitted into the ear, the total drop is 60cm (approx. 2.5 ins). Price: 15 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:12PM

Czech Crystal Drop Earrings in Purple and Topaz
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These earrings are made using two shades of Topaz (light and dark) bi-cone crystals, and a purple round, faceted crystal, wrapped with wire and hung from gold plated fish-hook earring findings.

The drop is 45mm (1.45 ins)
Price: 12 euro

These earrings match one of the necklaces over in the 'Necklaces' category. Pop over and take a look.

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:19PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Hi I have just bought the yellow handcrafted earrings at the top. I paid using PayPal. They are lovely. Thanks

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:23PM

Under African Skies - Bracelet
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This thought provoking bracelet was made using extremely rare deep sky blue-turquoise, opaque glass beads, and a focal Millefiori bead, that have come from the African trade.

They are from the late "1800's" to the early "1900's"- approx. 100 years old. They are from varied origins, possibly Chinese, Bohemian, or even German.

As with many glass beads there is a certain amount of mystery. These are great old beads that show some wear but are in good condition.

In the "1960 - 70's" the African traders coined the name of "padres", for these old blue, (& other colors), opaque beads because of the look & similarities of another wound "padre" that was sold for trade to the North American peoples during the "fur trade" era, but they are a different "beadstyle" despite similarities.

The beads here came out of the African Trade. On the African continent these old sky blue-turquoise beads have represented status, currency, & position. There they were traditionally strung as neck wear on rafia or large colorful beaded circles.

The central focal bead is an ancient Millefiori trade bead, also used as above.

The spacer beads in antique silver are not old, however the small green beads separating them are vintage. The bracelet is securely fastened with an unusual snake toggle clasp.

More photos are available if requested.

Size: 19cm (can be altered if requested)
Price: 60 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:25PM

Thank you so much 'ARose' They will be posted out to you today.


Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:27PM

Jade and Glass Pearl Necklace
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This lovely necklace is made using slightly off-white glass pearls and Jade. As you can see the Jade is cut in a stunning Marquis shape, giving the piece a complete air of sophistication.

The necklace is fastened using a very easy to handle Tibetan silver toggle clasp in the shape of a leaf.

I have more photos that you can view.

The length of the necklace is just over 19 inches (classicly called Princess length.

Price : 49.50 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:45PM

Multi-coloured Czech Glass Teardrop Earrings on .925 Sterling Silver
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Sterling Silver
Pretty earrings handcrafted using a multi-coloured assortment of Czech glass teardrops, knotted onto waxed thread. The colours are blue, pink green and clear, and the ear wires are .925 sterling silver. Drop: approx.36mm (1.5 ins) Price: 20 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 12:56PM

Sterling Silver and Butterfly Earrings
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Material: Swarovski crystals, Swarovski carved butterflies, Sterling silver silver ear wires
Measurement: 1 1/4" long
Price: 20 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 01:01PM

Flower Earrings with Sterling Silver
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Pretty little dangle earrings made using Czech glass flowers in Three Petal Flower Chrysolite Celsian (the large flower), clear (the small flower), and a Swarovski crystal, on 925 sterling silver ear wires.

Drop: 1 1/4 inches
Price: 20 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 02:11PM

Zipper Bracelet
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This bracelet is made from a 7" brown brass zipper with an attached lobster clasp. The total length of the bracelet is 8". The zipper is completely functional. Attached at the clasp is a key charm measuring 1" long by 3/8" wide.

Price: 15 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 02:16PM

Bug Bracelet
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The idea from this bracelet obviously came from the bug for starters. The colours were so lovely and I've been saving him up for the right beads. He is vintage, made of glass.

The right beads arrived in the form of the beautiful peacock blue crystal rondelles and Eleanor Browns' textile beads in blue/ green.

The bracelet was completed with an easy to use ornamental toggle clasp. Toggles are great for doing up with one hand, and they are still very secure.

There is another photo of this bracelet on the Home page, and lots more are available if you want to see the bracelet from all angles. Just contact me and I'll email them over to you.

Size: 18cm (fits wrist 16cm/17cm)
Price: 38 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 02:23PM

Now I have to pop out for a little while to do some posting of orders. I'll be back later to do more and buy some things for myself too.

Do pop over to my website in the meantime.


Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 02:29PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I am sulking - I wanted those first earrings Evil or Very Mad No chance of a repeat is there, Sue? They are lovely. Off to the web site ow.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 26th Nov 2010 at 04:28PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Whoop whoop! I have bought the butterfly earrings directly from the web site. Hope that is OK?

Posted by: Withy Brook on 26th Nov 2010 at 04:41PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I've been naughty again and bought something just for me.
Two lovely hand made lampwork Bees to make into something specialVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 26th Nov 2010 at 05:05PM

Yes that's perfect Withy. Also, if you wanted, I could make a pair of the yellow earrings. I have enough of the beads left to make one more set. Let me know. Sue

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 07:03PM

Thank you Fairy Nuff , They are gorgeous aren't they? And did you know that they were made by Purple Coo's very own 'Lampie'

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 07:05PM

Pearl and Clear Quartz with Crystals and Moonstone
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An unusual and very special short necklace made using two colours of freshwater pearls, silver and dark peacock blue, crystal quartz chips, crystals, and moonstone.

All the beads are handwoven using sterling silver wire and the necklace is securely fastened with a lobster claw clasp. There is an extension chain attached, so that the necklace will fit different sizes, or can be made shorter or longer according to you requirements.

Length: 17- 18 1/2" long
Price: 60 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 07:37PM

Cala Lily Necklace
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A lovely, delicate, 16kt gold plated calla flower with a matte finish and brushed texture holds a tiny white fresh water pearl, wire wrapped with a sterling silver head pin.
The flower measures 13x18mm
Total length 16"
Sterling silver chain, clasp and jump rings.

Price: 30 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 07:47PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Wonderful that makes them even more special SueVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 26th Nov 2010 at 08:11PM

Vintage Lucite Earrings
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A beautiful pair of drop earrings made using vintage West German deep red and pale blue lucite beads with a circular Indian style pattern.

The beads have been fitted with aged brass bead caps to the top and bottom, and a lovely raspberry Swarovski bi-cone crystal compliments the colours.

The completed drops have been added to an unusually shaped long gold kidney wire.

Drop: approx. 60mm (2.4ins)
Price: 15 euro

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 26th Nov 2010 at 08:20PM

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