I have really gotten interested in vintage plastic beads lately. I blame Andrew Thornton and Allegory Gallery – in a good way! Andrew often includes plastic beads in his kits for the Allegory Gallery Design Challenge (super fun and inspiring challenges, by the way) and their etsy shop.
Recently, Anna Pierson of Saga Hus was having a component sale and destash on her SagaHus Components Facebook Page. I love her wire and fiber (and sometimes beaded) components, and I also got some great vintage plastic beads! I could not resist the fabulous egg shape and swirly pumpkin texture. Reading that description, maybe I was hungry! It worked out, though, because soon after I got them, I made a delicious necklace!
I strung them all together on waxed linen with yellow seed beads as spacers. I added a pair of glass beads that seemed to fit in for added interest at the front and a few trixies for fun at the back. It’s long enough to slip over my head. I really like vintage plastic beads and the fun, lightweight looks I’ve been able to get with them.