Monday, November 23, 2009

oo, i found something cool.

I lucked into this stunning vintage celluloid necklace on eBay recently. Celluloid predates Lucite as a plastic used in costume jewelry, and this carved variety is very hard to find. This piece must originally have been navy blue, but it's aged to almost-black. Celluloid can dry out a bit, and as you can see in the detail photograph there are a couple of beads on this strand that have hairline crackling on the finish. I still think they look amazing. I can already tell I'm going to hoard these carefully, but I can't wait to come up with a new design to use them!

3 comments:

Phydeaux Designs said...

Oh, gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you'll transform these into!

BlackStar said...

Nice! I love those old kind of clasps and always want to make them, but have only made one.
Can't wait to see what you do with these!

noblegnome said...

You have such an amazing eye for beads. Whatever you do, I know it will be spectacular! Happy Thanksgiving:-))