Monday, April 10, 2017


Beaded Necklace
Piece Unique

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Working in the sunny south of France 

The flower , made with tiny glass beads is from late 19th to early 20th Century .
It was popular in France , to make mourning crown and branches in beads .
I purchased a purple / pink beaded branche with flowers 20 years ago , in a flea market .

This necklace is made with 236 black wood Rosary beads from 1930s/40s.
Pale pink , lilac and black glass beads , dated 1930s , who were used to make Rosary , are from the region of Briare , in France.

This area was famous in the 19th century for its production of glass and mother of pearl buttons & beads , and later the enamel for mosaics
They are the original brand Bapterosses ( created in 1845 ,producing glass buttons ) , who moved in 1850 in Briare . Bapterosses started the production of these beads in 1864 .
Due to the success of the buttons and beads , the factory grown more and more . In 1881 , Briare becomes "The City of The Beads" . Peoples from villages around worked also for the factory : in 1881 , between 9 000 to 10 000 persons worked for Bapterosses !
In 1882 they started to produce enamel for mosaics . Which continue to be produced .
The production of buttons and beads stopped early in the 1950s , because the success of the plastic , more cheap and not fragile !

On the medallion , a black raffia , purchased more than 10 years ago in France ,  
is fixed on a thick felt.
I do the same thing for the lining side.
I hand-sewed the 2 medallions together .

From the neck to the fringes bottom : 65 cm // 25.5 inch
medallion : 12 cm x 15 cm // 4.75 inch x 6 inch
Length beads tassels , approx :  19 cm to 25 cm // 7.50 inch to 10 inch

Price 280 € + worldwide shipping registered 20 €
Installment payments are possible, don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you:

Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing.

Thank you for your visit and interest in my work.

Jenny Eve


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