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Posted by: Frederick II Post Reply
01/12/2019, 20:00:06

Ching Dynasty. 7/8" diameter. Originally used as an insignia of rank in a Mandarin Court Necklace. Now I am using it on a tassel suspended from a cabinet key.

While I feel certain it is most likely from a Mandarin Court Necklace, it is unusual in decoration and material. The curlicue leaves are reminiscent of stylized versions of The Dragon in the Sea.

Almost always, this malachite green color is usually found on dyed walrus ivory. And usually, latticework beads are bone. In the photograph, the bead appears to be lacquered. But if you were to see it in peson, I feel you may come to agree that it is some type of dyed ivory with a shiny patina.

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Old Venetian bead fragments re-worked and re-purposed into beads
Re: Please share images of repurposed beads… -- Frederick II Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadbox Post Reply
01/15/2019, 10:12:56

Hello friends,

Here is a necklace I just put together with re-worked beads. Many beads are from old 7 layer chevrons.

Enjoy!

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Fascinating shapes and patterns
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Posted by: Luann Udell Post Reply
01/16/2019, 22:34:47

I like free-form shapes and colors, and these reworked chevrons are beautiful! Did you reshape these yourself? As found? Modern maker's work????

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Posted by: beadbox Post Reply
01/17/2019, 05:52:05

found as a bracelet. Put together when I found the smaller strand of re-worked beads.



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Posted by: beadbox Post Reply
01/17/2019, 05:52:05

found as a bracelet. Put together when I found the smaller strand of re-worked beads.



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Second Life beads
Re: Please share images of repurposed beads… -- Frederick II Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: floorkasp Post Reply
01/15/2019, 12:02:35

Hans has made a beautiful booklet on 'Second Life beads', beads that have been reworked in some way in Africa. Ground down, molten, reshaped, etc.
I will bring copies to Tucson. Let me know if you want me to save you a copy.



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yes please Floor! thank you!
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Posted by: beadbox Post Reply
01/15/2019, 12:30:15



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I won't be at Tucson :^( but would love ordering info!
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Posted by: Luann Udell Post Reply
01/17/2019, 18:01:57

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sent me a private mail
Re: I won't be at Tucson :^( but would love ordering info! -- Luann Udell Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
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01/18/2019, 03:40:01



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