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Vintage Czech and German glass are probably my favorite beads. In a local bead shop that is now closed, there was always a small basket of vintage German glass strands. Every time I visited, I looked at those first. I like new glass beads too, but there is just something about vintage. Lately I’m able to get amazing vintage Czech and German glass beads from Allegory Gallery and Ava Motherwell.

The strand of elongated givre bicones I used in this necklace are vintage Czech glass I got from Allegory Gallery. I have no idea where I got the purple rhombus beads, but they were the perfect color match.

The pewter horse is by Green Girl Studios, also from Allegory Gallery. 

I’m always in it for the beads, and I feel like they just shine here.