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  1. Ashley Felton

    Ashley Felton Well-Known Member

    Help dating this gorgeous mother of pearl/quartz? necklace? Clasp is sterling.
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Hi Ashley. It was made by a hobbyist, not a commercial jeweller. Could be anytime from yesterday to 20 or more years ago.
     
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  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd have guessed craft show piece; most hobbyists don't use fancy sterling clasps. Given the hook design I'd guess made post-2000 and probably post-2010. But that is just a guess.
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    As above.

    Debora
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Thirded. Or is it fourthed?
     
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    @Ashley Felton Yes, mother of pearl & quartz chips. I think I may see the place, but how/where is the clasp marked sterling? It looks very much like the 'hill silver' findings & spacer beads my bead store used to carry.

    This is very simply strung on beading wire or monofilament, secured with a couple of crimp tubes on each end. The clasp does not look high quality to me. Basically, I figure if I could make it, & I could, the level of design & work is hobbyist. This would not turn up at the crafts shows I attend. Street fair maybe. Not to say it isn't pretty. If you're selling, you might get $35 - 40 for it, no matter who made it or where it was sold, if it was sold.
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Fourthed or fifthed.;)
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You would?:jawdrop:
     
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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    You might, if someone liked it enough. It looks like something I might have made when I was first getting into making bead jewellery, before I learned to knot & became familiar with more materials. You start by making things for yourself. Then you run out of neck space & start giving things to friends. Then you need to start selling to fund your bead habit. This looks like Stage 2 to me.
     
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  10. Ashley Felton

    Ashley Felton Well-Known Member

    Doesn’t say sterling. Tested .
     
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  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I've reached Stage 3. We were going to start a self help group. I've just had a realisation that I think I'm addicted. My name is KSW, I have too many beads.........
    I do like the clasp. Very pretty.
     
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    [confused look] too many beads????
     
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  13. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Welcome @evelyb30, your seat is over there........
     
  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I am blanking on too many. What mean?
     
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  15. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    OBB I reserved you the corner seat by the window....
     
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  16. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    WHAT ABOUT MEEEEEE....I am sure I qualify...got boxes n boxes of pretty stufffssssss....**too many** is not a concept I recognise
     
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  17. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    At the front please where we can keep an eye on you. No messing around at the back.
     
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  18. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    hahah how did ya KNOW I can be...norty at times?
     
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  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You can never have too many of anything jewellery related.:smug:
     
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  20. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I has got pearlses today. Does that count?
     
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