Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vintage mardi gras bead necklaces!

Yesterday I heard the Chanson de Mardi Gras (mardi gras song) by the Balfa Brothers.  Such a delicious, haunting melody.  I've done up some necklaces using vintage, Pre-1955 mardi gras beads!  The beads are glass, from the former Czechoslovakia and it's astounding that they're still around, because most of these 'throws' were just that: tossed from floats to the crowd below, and many shattered.  These have survived to be re-adapted into modern jewelry!  So, happy Mardi Gras to everyone!!

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