What a find! I am so excited over these antique brass findings. Even though it was a bit chilly at 39 degrees and I have a head cold we ventured out to the Mansfield Flea Market in Mansfield Ct. The sisters stayed with Ginger so I could have some time off. I found a few neat things for my antiques booth but when I found this booth my heart skipped a beat and I squealed for sure! Boxes after boxes of authentic antique solid brass stampings. The dealer said he made a huge purchase of the findings from an old jewelry factory.
Two people in particular came to mind when I saw these beads (sorry about the very poor cell phone picture)...it does not do the beads justice. Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire and Shannon Levart of Miss Ficklemedia. Enamel and patina would be perfect on these solid brass gems! The bead caps are like little pinecones,solid and extremely well made, they don't make things like that anymore.
Check out the detail on these grogeous crowns! I dug a little in the box and found two with totally different natural patina's.
Now that I have had some time with my selections I know that I need more...so hopefully next Sunday I will go back and get some more. Hopefully everyone had a great weekend.
All the best,