Posts Tagged "vintage perfume bottles"

1st Wedding Anniversary Present

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

Did you know there is a list of what is customary wedding presents?  Do not be offended if your hubby gets you wood for your 5th wedding anniversary it is what is appropriate 🙂  I thought it is fun to know these things, the list that follows are made of materials ever increasing in intrinsic value.

1st  Paper

2nd  Cotton

3rd  Leather, Leather like material

4th  Silk, linen, rayon, nylon, synthetic silks

5th  Wood, decorative accessories for home

6th Iron

7th  Wool, copper, brass

8th  Bronze, electric appliances

9th  Pottery, china, glass

10th  Tin, aluminum

11th  Steel

12th  Linen, Silk

13th Lace

14th  Ivory, agate

15th  Crystal, glass

20th  China, porcelain

25th  Silver

30th  Pearl, personal gifts

35th  Coral, Jade

40th  Ruby, garnet

45th  Sapphire, tourmaline

50th  Gold

55th  Emerald, turquoise

60th Diamond

75th  Diamond, Gold

(Taken from An Old Fashioned Keep Book)

Paper being the chosen First Wedding Anniversary on this list, I made “paper pearls” out of frosted scrap book paper in silvery white to mimic the translucence of pearls.


Expensive pearls are usually hand knotted on silk thread, to give that impression, I put 8/0 white opal seed beads in between and they almost look like knots in between.


I found these vintage perfume bottles at a thrift store that just opened beside my shop, they are my Christmas present to my sister Joann, she collects them.


How about pink pearls?

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Repurposed Meets Recycled

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

One of my finds at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show were these vintage perfume bottles.  I just get drawn to anything old and antique, I always imagine what kind of person owned this piece and wearing them somehow transports you to that time and place.  I must have been one of those ladies in waiting in my previous life 🙂


I wire wrapped small round beads with rose quarts for the necklace chain, to have more of that vintage feel.  I can imagine the Victorian ladies rolling paper beads.


I love how this came out, specially when worn.


I added the feather and fan charms,  there is so much going on in this necklace.


Another day of turning ordinary to extraordinary!


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