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!

Signed Weiss Schwarz Sword Art Online SAO S20 028SP FOIL Reliable Guide Leafa
Signed Weiss Schwarz Sword Art Online SAO S20 028SP FOIL Reliable Guide Leafa
$45.00
Time Remaining: 20d 20h 22m
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Weiss Schwarz JP Signed Subaru RZ S46 068SP
Weiss Schwarz JP Signed Subaru RZ S46 068SP
$15.00
Time Remaining: 19d 10h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Weiss Schwarz Tcg Lot One With Autographed Card
Weiss Schwarz Tcg Lot One With Autographed Card
$55.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 4m
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Weiss Schwarz Attack on Titan Resisting Fate Eren SP SIGNED AOT S35 E003SP
Weiss Schwarz Attack on Titan Resisting Fate Eren SP SIGNED AOT S35 E003SP
$26.00
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 58m
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Weiss Schwarz EN Signed Maki Us rare LL EN W02 E001fR
Weiss Schwarz EN Signed Maki Us rare LL EN W02 E001fR
$25.00
Time Remaining: 19d 10h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00

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