I don’t wear this one often, but when I do, it gets noticed. It’s a necklace with a happy vibe and it makes people smile.
A fruit necklace with a a banana centerpiece.
I have a weakness for vintage glass lamp work, especially these Japanese beads in the shape of fruits. They are so stylized that I’m never quite sure what sort of fruit they are meant to be (except for the banana). They were used in novelty jewelry from the 40s through the 60s.
Fantasy fruit! I call it “frosted whiteberry” and figure it’s like a cross between coconut and strawberry.
A different group of “whiteberries” which are larger, cream-colored and pearlescent.
I call these “peach berries” –somewhere between a peach and a strawberry. They are light pink with orange stippling.
A jolly string of oranges… I think.
This strand has some Japanese millefiori (the green ones) and some really bizarre fruit beads–oranges with yellow granulation and green leaves.
Here’s an example of how such beads would have been used originally, with little green leaves, on a strand of milk glass. Vintage necklace photo from Ebay.
so cute, love that necklace.
Thanks Guylty 🙂
I think they are lovely, dear Linnet…they could have come from a tropical I am thinking, and yet they are not… I would absolutely wear them… All my best wishes. Merry christmas to you 🎅🎄. Aquileana 😄
Thanks Aquileana! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 🙂
Well, Linnet, should you decide to leave student life your little shop of collections will be well worth the tour.
Yes, maybe I can have a new career just selling my hoards! “Linnet’s Book and Curiosity Shop” 🙂
Very cool. That for sharing your collection with us 😉
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Sylvie G said:
Very summery Linnet. Perfect for NZ
I look at it to remind me that summer and its fruits will return!
Lisa @ cheergerm said:
What an adorable necklace, those fruit beads are gorgeous. If you tire of academia, maybe there is an Etsy shop in your future? (Not that I have every purchased anything on Etsy.) If you are like me, it would be hard to sell the things that you fall in love with.
That’s right! I am a collector, not a seller 🙂
I want them all 🙂
(I should like to mention that my “avatar” pic is, in fact, a necklace – leather flowers and beads)
A necklace! I wondered what it was!
Yup. It’s a bit fiddly to wear, but I love it 🙂
These are all so interesting and pretty!
Thank you, Nancy 🙂
Ohhh this is a really happy one! I like a lot 😀