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Ciao Bella!

Here we have a gorgeous strand of Vintage Italian Murano Glass beads.

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In everyone’s favourite; blue and white. I think these are exquisite. Beautifully made, each bead unique and individual, capped with a sweet little gilt fixture, and then hand knotted in silk in between, in pristine condition.

Murano is a little collection of islands, just to the north of Venice, Italy, famed for its glass making. In 1291, all the glass makers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fire, and the tradition of bead making began. The glass makers soon became highly revered, and were allowed to wear swords, and marry into the nobility. Murano glass is highly collectable, and sought after. This colour is rare.

This gorgeous necklace is the perfect summer accessory, would look fabulous with white linen.

Available to buy here in my eBay shop, or directly via Paypal. You won’t be disappointed – it’s amazing!

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Let’s talk – Torque, Torc or Torq?

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This gorgeous piece is known as a torque, possibly torc, and maybe even torq. The word is derived from the Latin torquis meaning ‘to twist’.

This form of jewellery can be traced back to the Bronze Age, some 4,000 years ago. My bracelet is probably not quite as Ancient, dating back some 30 years approximately. The torc was a sign of nobility and high status. Sometimes worn on the arm, sometimes adorning statues, and often worn around the neck, as these torcs were, which are on display in the British Museum:

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To purchase your very own slice of vintage history click on the bracelet. Or torque.

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Ravishing Edouard Rambaud Earrings

Ravishing Edouard Rambaud Earrings

Stunning vintage ear clips signed Edouard Rambaud.

French haute couture runway pieces. 80’s Glamour!

Fabulous quality and condition, and you can buy them by clicking on the photograph….

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May 27, 2014 · 7:08 pm

Feeling Blue?

Feeling Blue?

These are lush.
And very bright.
Bright turquoise glass beads knotted as a necklace.

Maybe they’re more ‘Celeste’ – a bright sky blue. Or possibly ‘Pearl Mystique’ with a hint of teal.

Actually, I’m going for ‘Cerulean’.

Cerulean blue, first mentioned as a colour in 1590, derived from the Latin word ‘caelum’ meaning heaven or sky.

What do you think?

Anyway, this heavenly necklace doesn’t go back to 1590, but it is vintage.
And it can be yours, right here.

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April 6, 2014 · 10:28 am

A Tad Mad Men – Cocktails and Curves

A Tad Mad Men - Cocktails and Curves

Vintage clip on earrings. About 60 years old. From the 1950’s – 1960’s.

The good old days.

Beautifully made with cream and crystal clear glass bugle beads.

So if you’re a would-be Betty Draper, or maybe you just enjoy the nostalgia of vintage, and hanker after a time when drinking, smoking, misogynist bigots roamed the streets, these lovely earrings are for you.

“In May 2010, Miss Hendricks was voted “The Sexiest Woman Alive” by female readers of Esquire magazine. Two months later the size-14 actress, who plays the feisty secretary Joan Harris in Mad Men, was declared a role model by Lynne Featherstone, the UK Equalities Minister.
Criticising the “overexposure” of skinny models, which she said was causing a crisis in “body confidence” among young women, the Liberal Democrat minister declared: “Christina Hendricks is absolutely fabulous.
“We need more of these role models. There is such a sensation when there is a curvy role model. It shouldn’t be so unusual.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8290407/Mad-Men-star-Christina-Hendricks-sparks-rush-for-breast-implants.html

Cocktails and curves, and you can buy them by clicking on them!

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April 4, 2014 · 5:36 pm

Art Deco Retro Rainbow necklace

Art Deco Retro Rainbow necklace

Antique choker of stunning coloured glass and faux pearls.
Exceptional quality.
This will complement any outfit, it’s subtle and sophisticated! Perfect for summer.
And you can buy it here….

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March 29, 2014 · 7:58 pm

Pretty Porcelain Earrings (SOLD)

Pretty Porcelain Earrings

Lovely porcelain clip-on earrings, vintage, probably 1950’s, probably from the Staffordshire Potteries, possibly Denton or Aynsley.

They look good enough to eat and you can buy them here….

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March 29, 2014 · 3:39 pm