Featured Sterling bead necklace

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by stracci, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I bought this broken necklace at a yard sale on Friday for $1.00....whaaa? Are people crazy?
    It's probably Navajo, but I'm not
    100% sure.

    I couldn't wait to take it home and fix it. The chain was broken so I had to solder it back together, then restring. It turned out great!
  2. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Photos too out of focus and dark to see how they were made.The beads have been commercially made for over 40 years.
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice job......silver is still silver..!!
  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Great find :)
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Perfect job, stracci, and great find.:)
  6. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    OK, Holly. I took these pictures just for you.
    They are hand soldered bench beads. And they passed the acid test for sterling.
    IMG_20200803_064949.jpg IMG_20200803_065013.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
  7. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Really pretty beads and a perfect restringing!
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  8. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    Lucky you! They are beautiful.
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  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I couldn't have gotten the dollar out fast enough! Nice job on the restringing.
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  10. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Just terrific. What a steal and IMO definitely Navajo and yes I know that plenty of Anglo jewelers made beads. I have a similar length lozenge bead necklace that I wear all the time. Bought it for $30 with the matching earrings at a yard sale and found the same piece, same artist listed on ebay for $750. I thought that price was “on drugs” but still think we both got major deals!
  11. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'd wear em too !!!!
    Good eye !!!!
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  13. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    AWESOME JOB!!! Came out LOVELY!!!!:singing::singing::singing:
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  14. c.free

    c.free Active Member

    Gorgeous!! All those beautiful pearls for a dollar. Amazing find, and great repair!
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  15. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Nice! Dingdingding! It just goes to show that deals are out there.
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