Opening an order from Shipwreck Beads is even more exciting than creating the order.
The vintage glass seed beads were made somewhere between the late 1800’s and 1920’s. made by a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers from Murano (Societa Veneziana Conterie) that joined together from 1898-1992.
I will think of Aunt Snow when I work with these special seed beads. She has written numerous posts about her travels in Venice, posts that are replete with beautiful photographs and glorious descriptions of things she has seen and done. She is such a gifted food and travel writer, perhaps she could lead tours in her favorite places. Given the money, I’d sign up in a heartbeat!
Cassi inspired me to purchase the lampwork beads with her own earring creations (both on her beading blog and in her Etsy shop). I’ve been lucky enough to be able to purchase some of her beautiful earrings, and I love them! She is very talented. (It would be cheaper for me to just buy her creations and not buy my own supplies, but… well, too late! I’ve been buying beads and beading supplies since 2005.)
As much as I would like to play with all of these beads right now, I have specific creations in mind for Christmas gifts. Time to get busy!