So the other day I was dragged to the antique store by Jennifer. And while I was there I spied this lovely little purse. I feel in love with the seed beads on it. They are faceted which I find unique.
The lady that had the booth told me that the purse was from around 1910. The price was good enough that I bought it and I am going to use these in some new piece of jewelry. But what I want to know is....Is there a way to tell when beads were made? There has got to be a way to tell how old they are. I don't want to lie and say Vintage seed beads when they could have been only 10 years old. Anybody know the answer....let me know. All I know is that I loved the color and and how they are faceted.
Ok...UPDATE...on my search for more info, I found a similar beaded purse at this website. Here is a picture of it. Kinda similar right? Same shape/design. This one is in way better shape though obviously. I also learn the difference between Vintage and Antique. So assuming that my purse is from the same era, they would be antique seed beads. Awesome!
I will leave you with another picture I took this morning...It was too cool not to stop. It was the Moon setting into the mountains....I always see the sun....but it was a rare treat to see the moon clear and bright slowing moving behind the mountains....