Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vintage Cotton Pearl's











I ran across these beautiful vintage cotton pearls and thought how Interesting. These are actually made of compressed cotton and then coated with a luminous ivory pearl finish! This process produces a very solid and rock hard pearl bead that is light as a feather! Rare beauties indeed! Made in Japan in the 1940’s. These faux cotton pearls are very sturdy under normal wear, however, they are not water proof. They make a great statement don't you think. I dressed this pair of 8mm pearl's with an antique brass foliage bead cap and placed them on a vintage ear wire. I will be listing these earrings In the next couple of day's In my shop. Enjoy your Wednesday.

Kathi

4 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kathi:) How unique, too that the 'pearl' is compressed cotton. Love the history, too~
Another treasure!

Hugs, Lynn

Sweet Romance said...

I almost purchased those myself a few days ago.....reading this has made me wished I had! I may have to purchase a pair from you ;D You have a way with sweet words and descriptions my friend♥

candy

Sally Hackney said...

I'll be watching for these. I just received my earring order and I absolutely love them! I've had compliments too. Thanks for the little gifts! Do you sell locally? Thanks loads. Sally sjhackney@yahoo.com

Sally Hackney said...

Kathi, thanks for the quick delivery of the beautiful jewelry. I'll be looking for these pearls. Do you sell locally? Sally sjhackney@yahoo.com