Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Something Old is New Again

Something old is new again, and oh how I wish it was me!

The ivory colored beads used for these pretty earrings were rescued from what I refer to as a "butt ugly" necklace I found in a box of junk at a garage sale.  You know what they say.  "One man's trash is another man's treasure."  That sure holds true for these.  The beads are very old plastic.  They might even be Bakelite, I'm not sure.   They had ugly red centers that had faded and run.  I was afraid the beads wouldn't be salvagable, but they cleaned up beautifully.  

I put my usual favorite Swarovski crystals in the centers, along with a new pastel colored floral bead.  Three pair were all I could save from the necklace, so I have 3 OOAk sets of earrings in three different colors.

Here is the link to the pair pictured.  Blue Lily Earrings .


SueBeads said...

Very Pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the ivory with the soft blue, so pretty!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

These are lovely. I got the necklace today. WOW! I thought it was just a pearl teardrop and it's huge and just gorgeous! I love it.


Ann Renee Lighter said...

These are beautiful! I love the floral theme and the colors you have chosen.

Pinkllilac said...

I love these and wow what a finf and you are so talented.
Hugs Linda