Beading Inspirations: Vintage Costume Jewelry

I'm always looking for beading inspirations.  Sometimes my muse goes into hiding and I have to search to get it to appear again.

Lately, I've been looking through a lot of my old beading magazines, going back to 2003.  I see how the styles have changed, yet also remained the same.  It really is amazing.

Well, I got some inspiration, like trying some spiral ropes, and of course the ever-present coraling bracelet.  But what else was out there?

Well, I found more beading inspiration on ebay, but not from the expected sources.  I was in the jewelry section, but not in the usual section.  Instead, I went to the vintage jewelry area!

My eyes were dazzled by the look of some of the pieces.  Vintage costume jewelry brooches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces -- all had amazing examples!  And when I looked closer, I realized that many of the pieces could be replicated with today's beading techniques.  Well, if not really replicated, then serve as a jumping off spot for additional ideas.

Anyway, I'd like to share with you a few of the wonderful items I found.  You can see a [nmslink: signed weiss,larger selection here], but below are a few pieces of eye candy, to get your juices flowing.

Get inspired!

Vintage signed Weiss 1960s green cabochon AB rhinestone square brooch 2 X 2
Vintage signed Weiss 1960s green cabochon AB rhinestone square brooch 2 X 2
$31.99
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 24m
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VINTAGE WEISS SIGNED CRYSTAL CLEAR RHINESTONE BROOCH
VINTAGE WEISS SIGNED CRYSTAL CLEAR RHINESTONE BROOCH
$14.99
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 41m
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Vintage Signed Weiss Snowflake Brooch pin In Clear Glass On Metal
Vintage Signed Weiss Snowflake Brooch pin In Clear Glass On Metal
$16.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $16.00
VINTAGE SIGNED WEISS BROOCH PIN 3 FLOWER MILK GLASS + AB RHINESTONE
VINTAGE SIGNED WEISS BROOCH PIN 3 FLOWER MILK GLASS + AB RHINESTONE
$25.00
Time Remaining: 28d 4h 37m
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Vintage Signed Weiss Gold Tone Pink Pastel Rhinestone Flower Pin Brooch Large
Vintage Signed Weiss Gold Tone Pink Pastel Rhinestone Flower Pin Brooch Large
$49.99
Time Remaining: 23d 5h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

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