About Our Vintage Mardi Gras Beads

I begin by purchasing only Vintage Czechoslovakian Glass Bead Necklaces (most of which are from New Orleans, Louisiana “NOLA”), most of which were made in the 1930’s. Each is photographed, numbered and measured for our tracking.



The beads are then cleaned. When dry the beads are removed from the necklace, and kept in order, or given a new position. If I want to increase the length, I use beads from another vintage necklace as filler beads or to replace any broken or cracked beads. The necklaces are then re-strung to the desired length on modern flex wire, given a quality sterling silver clasp to suit each necklace. Sometimes a pendent or broach holder is added to the necklace, depicting a symbol about New Orleans. We also work, and design with Sea Glass that I have collected from our California Beaches, and Puuka Shells from Hawaii.



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