So first I soaped them up and rinsed them in hot water and they came out much more sparkly. These are about 1/12" long and in perfect condition. I have no idea at what point they stopped making them crystal and made them glass, or if it depended on the company that made them. I'd love to hear what you all may know about it.
I bought a few chains, silver tone and black and started to make stuff. I ended up really loving the black, long necklace. Of course! I made a few styles of earrings also. One with silver tone and a bit longer, the other one with the black tone. Loving them both. One could be casual, the other dressy. I'm sure grandma had a grand scheme for these chandelier teardrops, and I hope she is smiling down on this project.
And I just have to share the fun news. I have had lots of dear friends ask if they can buy things from me, so I have been busy making jewelry, flowers, etc. I now have a little "employee", aka my darling daughter Lucy who is a senior in high school. She cuts organza, runs to the craft store, makes deliveries and hand stamps the bags and hang tags. (Oh and cute Hannah is the model for the crystal necklace!)
|Hang tag and bag|
|Burlap Bag - $20.00|
|Blingy Black Crow necklace - $8.00|
|Crystal Chandelier long necklace - $25.00|
|Crystal earrings, short - $5.00|
|Crystal necklace, short - $10.00|
|Crystal earrings, long - $8.00|
|Organza peonies. Most colors available. Pin or barrette.|
Centers available in black, diamond, or pearl - $8.00. For vintage center piece - $10.00