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Flea Market Finds

My "Papoose" Necklace

 Beadinpathlogo1old_3 My second visit of the summer to Beadin' Path (one of the best bead shops I've ever visited) in Freeport, Maine yielded more treasures. 

The store specializes in vintage (over 50 years old) Lucite beads and has an enormous collection sorted by color on the wall.  A few steps up, another wall has Czech glass beads in thousands of different shapes and colors.  The choices are awesome.Papoose_2 

My find this time was a strand of ochre-colored beads that had a narrow tulip shape.  They presented a design challenge for, when strung end to end, they tended to twist around so you could not see the opening.

I also found some wonderful faceted French jet glass beads (very old) and Voila! my Papoose necklace came to life.  I simply made each one a dangle with a tiny coil at the bottom and then hung them from the necklace base. 

I think it's very sweet! (Click on the photo to get a larger picture.)


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