Vintage Red-day 19

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

One of the fun things Kayla and I like to do on a week end is check out garage sales in our area for some beads that we can “rehab” and incorporate with paper beads.  This is one of our finds, vintage red beads with embossed flower and leaves design.  The designs on the beads is we think Asian inspired and black and gold would look nice with it.  Take a look:


We were debating on something with red paper beads or black paper beads.


Black, red and gold somehow spells Asian! Don’t you think ?


Gold daisy spacers just give it the right accent.


The vintage beads cost us a whole $0.25 for six beads, love garage sales and thrift stores!



  1. What a find! They go great with the black paper beads and gold spacers, good job!

  2. in my country, i also do garage sales to buy old jewelry cheap and get the beads ! the great ideas come together !!
    Bisous, Manou.

  3. Love it!

  4. WOW! This is beautiful..I love the double strand beads.

  5. Love the rich red color with the black and gold!!! A very special piece.