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Czech Vintage beads in a new design

About this design:

Those beads are at least 35 years old...not ancient of course, yet pretty old...They were once my first jewelry. Then in Moscow we had a store with goods from Czechoslovakia (they were one country at that time). There one could choose from an endless number of glass bead necklaces and buy them pretty cheap, even for a student.

Already in Sweden I was digging in my "treasure box" I brought with me and saw a few necklaces. I realized I must do something about them to give them a new life and hopefully a new owner. Here what has come out of this idea.


Various Czech glass beads...

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  1. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Love the festive colors. Will be so much fun for someone to wear!

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I agree with Mary! I love the designs and the bright colors, Tanja! :D

  3. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thanks…glad to know you like them…Hopefully here someone will like them, too! :-) )

  4. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    I especially like the second and third necklaces!

  5. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Actually I disassembled them all to wash the beads. Then I had no time to come back to them. When the time came I didn’t remember exactly what they looked like initially. So I made those three and have some leftovers. I am still wondering where they belonged. :-) ))

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    All very pretty Tanja … those old czech beads have “personality”.

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I think they’re all very neat,and I like your story about giving them a new life! The orange and white is my favorite.

  8. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thank you !

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