April 18, 2013

Adornments for Books

Save your place in a book with a bookstring:  an assemblage of handmade elements and various beaded components.  Each one has a vintage Peking glass teardrop bead, surrounded by a metal sleeve decorated with snips of brilliant blue Kingfisher feathers, plus a tiny Peking glass bead on top.  At the other end is a narrow, wooden bead collaged on one side with an image; on the opposite side is a quote clipped from classic literature, most often by Shakespeare.  Additional elements are noted beneath each photo.  Apologies for the blurry images!

Each one is $18, plus CA sales tax and shipping.  I can accept credit cards and personal checks.  Email me with your phone number and I will call you.

Back of wooden bead reads "as gentle as a lamb"
vintage Peking glass, faux cinnabar, brass, wood and new glass beads
Accommodates books up to 8.5" 
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "verily I should dream"
vintage Peking glass, faux cinnabar, brass and new glass beads
Accommodates books up to 12" 
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "wouldst though have me?"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood and new glass beads
Accommodates books up to 7.5"
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "like soft music!"
vintage Peking glass, faux cinnabar, brass, wood and new glass beads
Accommodates books up to 9.25"
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "your sweet presence."
vintage Peking glass, faux cinnabar, brass, wood and new glass
Accommodates books up to 9.5"
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "my true love is grown"
vintage Peking glass, faux cinnabar, brass, wood and new glass beads
Accommodates books up to 10"
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "Go, get thee to thy love"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood and new glass
Accommodates books up to 11" 
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "and toil in your delight"
vintage Peking glass, brass, faux cinnabar, wood and new glass beads
Accommodates books up to 8.5" 
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "bless your grace!"
vintage Peking glass, brass and new glass
Accommodates books up to 9.5" 
Back of wooden bead reads "Peace, speak softly"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood, faux Chinese coin, bone and new glass
Accommodates books up to 10"
Back of wooden bead reads "Fare ye well"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood, bamboo and new glass
Accommodates books up to 9.75"
Back of wooden bead reads "what says my love?"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood, bone, faux Chinese coin and new glass
Accommodates books up to 11" 
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "I thank you, gentle love"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood, faux cinnabar and new glass
Accommodates books up to 11.25"
Back of wooden bead reads "the duchess' jewels"
vintage Peking glass, brass, bamboo and new glass
Accommodates books up to 9" 
SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "with thy tears,"
vintage Peking glass, brass, wood, bamboo and new glass
Accommodates books up to 12"

SOLD Back of wooden bead reads "I pray thee, kiss me."
vintage Peking glass, faux cinnabar, brass, wood, bone and new glass
Accommodates books up to 8"

1 comment:

Ommi said...

Hi there. Do you have any of these still available? Very interested in purchasing! Thank you.