Featured Today’s finds - Celluloid bag handle, spider and beads.

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Picked up these bits today.
    Celluloid bag handle, no idea really why I picked this up as I need another project like a hole in the head but I just loved it. Fingers crossed it’s all celluloid and not some tortoiseshell.. The knob is a little work of art (behave please....)
    What sort of contemporary fabric would go well with this?. What sort of age?
    Lovely little spider brooch. Needs a clean- glass stones?. I’ll post a better pic when cleaned if that helps. I thought the spider looked older than the stones but WDIK.
    Two strings of what I think are filthy coral beads which are about to have a bath!. Seller thought they were ivory but I don’t think so.
    Thankyou for looking :)
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  2. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
     
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  3. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    My vote is for all celluloid bag mount:)
     
  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Phew!. I was so hoping it wasn't tortoiseshell :smug:
     
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  5. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Thankyou :)
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Mine too. And it is gorgeous.:)
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Maybe you can put the spider in with the grouse foot, to get rid of the 'beasty'.:playful:
     
  8. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I absolutely adore that grouse foot. Please do not rip the gold off to sell.:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops: Perhaps we could communicate.
    greg
     
  9. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Yessss! SAVE THE GROUSE!!!
     
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  10. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    It comes with its own ecosystem and wildlife :hilarious:.
    I wasn't going to scrap it, I'm much too soft to destroy something that's been around for 140 years.
    I did take a silver one apart the other day but only because the bird had obviously suffered a catastrophic crash landing and all it's bones were broken :meh:.
     
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  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Thankyou :)
    Do you think 1920s or a bit later?. What sort of material would the bag have been made out of and I'll see what I've got in my fabric box?.
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Could even be earlier, those pods (what are they called again, the ones that twirl like a crashing helicopter :oops:) are Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts.
    I can see this with a ribbed satin bag.
     
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  13. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Sycamore.
    I didn't even see that in the pattern until you pointed it out. I was thinking 'why is she talking about interesting flora and fauna when I'm looking at a handle' :banghead:
     
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  14. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    I see mistletoe rather than sycomore samara :cyclops::)
     
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  15. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Like this? Looks a witch to sew!
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  16. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Ooh could be!
     
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  17. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    The beads look like dyed fossil stone to me, but show us when you get them cleaned up :)
     
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, could be.
    No, that is far too modern. I mean ribbing woven into the fabric, I'll see if I can find an example.
     
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  19. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Will do!
     
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  20. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Phew, I could see sewing that would cause a meltdown.
     
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