Cotton Pearls - What are they?

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

08 September 2013

These beautiful beads are called "Cotton Pearls" and are from Germany. They are each handmade from multiple layers of a paper mache type material. They are very lightweight yet surprisingly strong. I tried to crush one to see how strong they were and couldn't do it. Since they are handcrafted, each one is a little different. If you are looking for a perfectly shaped, uniformed size bead, this one isn't for you. But if you are looking for something a bit more unique, they are awesome!


Different types of earring findings

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

04 September 2013

Here are some pictures of some different earring styles.

1. French Hook

2. Lever Back

3. Post

4 Clip Back

5 - metal earring backs. Also called clutches, ear nuts, bullets and stoppers

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