Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Look What I Found. Vintage Turquoise and Gold Feather Beads

Since Bumbershoot Supplies, I don't purchase very many vintage beads for my personal collection any more.  I use the same ones in my designs that we offer at Bumbershoot Supplies, plus beads that have been in my collection for years. 

However, every once in a while I come across some beads that I just cannot pass up. 
Like these...

Years and years ago I purchased a notion kit from the French General that had a few of these gorgeous green turquoise feather-like beads in it. The ones from the French General were much larger and I used them as an accent in this one-of-a-kind bracelet. My recent acquisitions are a smaller version of the same bead. 

I am so thrilled with being able to locate a few more of these beads.  I love how these are drilled, they curve so gracefully. I love this greenish turquoise vintage color, and I love the aging gilt paint.  I've got these sitting out on my work table in my studio, where they will stay until they tell me how they want to be used. 

At the same time, I also purchased a few of these...

And these...
Both of which are also whispering quietly to me...


  1. The last set of beads are absolutely stunning! Will you be offering these for sale?

  2. Hi Sarah,
    So nice to hear from you, I hope you are well! Alas, there are so few of these beads, they ended up in the personal stash... I'll keep looking for more, though.
    Best wishes,