Sooo frustrating! I went to an antiques market yesterday, but most of the stalls were packing up to go home the minute I arrived. Much to my amazement most of the stalls were full of BEADS! (This is my idea of heaven) I did a fine impression of a headless chicken whilst wanting to hover on stalls and root through the vintage jewellery, but also wanted to catch the other stalls before they closed. This resulted in me not being able to find much, but I did happen upon a beautiful vintage bag with lovely bead work, allegedly circa late 40's/50's, it needs a little bit of TLC, but in remarkable condition considering the age. (Unfortunately my other half commented that it was the sort of bag his Grandma would have)
I also grabbed a few stands of old glass beads for £1.00 each - barginous!. I can't wait to go again in May, I'll definitely be there much earlier next time
*sigh* So many gorgeous beads. Some of the vintage necklaces had pretty steep prices and my usual reaction to strings of beads is to dismantle them and make things for myself or for Wychbury, but these were too pretty to break up and I probably wouldn't wear some of them, but I just wanted to own the beads and look at them and maybe stroke them for a while... I need help I know...