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I love vintage beads. One of my main sources for vintage beads is Suzanne Branca’s Famous Vintage Bead Hoard Liquidation Destash. She had been selling vintage items on her A Grain of Sand website, but decided to focus on gemstones, so she is destashing her vintage hoard. It is so fun to see things and have access (at great prices) to fabulous and some unusual vintage items. I thought I’d share a selection of things that I’ve gotten since what I made this weekend aren’t things I can show yet.

Small bright blue tube beads.

I love the color of these Czech glass scinter beads. Scinter beads are leftover glass that is ground up and pressed into beads.

Double strand knotted necklaces of graduated white beads.

Sometimes we have access to finished jewelry that we can use as is or for repurposing. I love this style of necklace, but vintage examples are always too small for my modern neck. Having multiple (lots often come in multiples – combined retail ready packs for a deeply discounted price) means I can combine beads to make the same style in my size. I love vintage white beads, and have a nice selection of shapes and sizes mainly thanks to Suzanne.

Bright green oval wooden tube beads.

There are also a lot of really nice wood beads. These are a fabulous color. They are old Miriam Haskell stock.

Small black glass beads with large diamond shaped facets

I also love black glass. These English cut beads are a favorite shape.

Small round medium pink beads

I like the range of materials. These cotton candy lucite beads are beauties.

Variety of sizes and colors of round and oval bakelite plastic beads - mostly browns and yellows

I also amassed a nice collection of bakelite beads.

Variety of vintage buttons in blue, black and grey. Sizes, shapes and textures vary.

Vintage buttons are fun. I never know what I’m going to do with them; I just like them. Look at those black ones in the back right. Matte!

Round faceted white glass beads with red dots of glass around the middle referred to as "sugar"

Cool sugar beads. I don’t think I had ever seen any with “sugar” just around the middle before this. They are especially nice.

Brooch with silver leaves, pearls and clear crystals

Here is another example of finished jewelry – a vintage Trifari pin. I got another design in gold tone. I wear them both.

Two sets of plastic connectors, white and dark brown. One set is elongated ovals with open middles. One set is flat ovals with holes at either ends.

There are some unusual things. I believe I got things in mixed box of vintage goodness. I love them. I haven’t decided what to do with them, but I know something perfect will eventually present itself.

Organic shaped roundish white glass beads with millefiori type colorful splotches.

Here are some really wonderful glass. These are also Miriam Haskell stock.

I hope you have enjoyed this tour of some of my vintage stash.