Lilacs in the Snow

Hi Kids,
You are all too cute! I appreciate yesterday’s comments, and I’m so glad you put up with my attempts at humor, here. πŸ˜‰


It’s no secret that I’m a major fan of vintage beads, but among all my favorites – I have some very *FAVORITE* favorites!

These Vintage Lucite “Puffed” Roses in Lilac are heart-meltingly gorgeous in person.

They were made in Western Germany in the 1960’s and are now incredibly rare. Their 3-dimensional sculpted effect is just so pretty. I loved working with them.

When paired with Swarovski Lilac Aurora Borealis crystals in several sizes and shapes, the result is a beautiful set to wear both spring and summer (or even today, while it’s snowing!) πŸ˜€


Smiles and hugs,



Lilacs in the Snow — 8 Comments

  1. Oooh, I love Lucite beads! Does anyone still make them, I wonder?

    These are very pretty, too!

    Crystal says: Hi Cara πŸ™‚
    Lucite beads are still being made today, and in some cases using the original molds. Today’s beads are pretty but the quality is often not as good as the vintage ones. When you stop and think about it . . . there isn’t much that’s made as well today as it used to be.

  2. I agree, the vintage are MUCH prettier and you really have a knack of pairing them with crystals. Hey! Maybe that’s why you are Crystal!! Hooda thunk it.
    xx, Carol
    In Northern Indiana and getting MORE lake effect snow!

    Crystal says: Oh no, Carol!!!
    More snow for you guys? You already had more than enough over the weekend! Be careful. It’s “sore backs” weather. xo

  3. So cute!!
    Crystal says:
    Hi there, Abie πŸ™‚
    What does your puppy (I guess he’s a big fella now!) think of the snow?

  4. How pretty. Maybe I need to take a beading class……….just kidding.

    Crystal says: Clenna!!!
    A beading class??? You had me all excited there for a second. lol

  5. So pretty!!

    And would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Instead of fresh roses that will die in a week, get these roses that will last forever.

    (You’re on Artfire, too. I can’t keep up with you!!) πŸ˜€

    Crystal says: Thanks Donna! Your beads are on the way! πŸ™‚

  6. What a pretty set,you are so clever:)

    Crystal says: Aw, thanks Michelle. I really enjoy working with beads. πŸ™‚ I’m sure you feel the same way with paper crafts… fun and relaxing! πŸ™‚

  7. This is a beautiful set and I too love vintage things. I find your ability to make all these wonderful crafts amazing. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    To everyone getting more snow, please take care and stay safe.

    I agree about today’s quality, I cook in 100 year old cast iron cookware because I know it won’t fall apart and nothing sticks to it.

    Crystal says: Oh yes, Kelly, my Mom cooked with cast iron pans and since I was one of her dishwashers, I remember we had to put them on the heat for a few seconds after washing them so that they’d dry thoroughly and not rust! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Crystal! This set is so darn gorgeous…and those flower beads are so pretty! (we got lots of snow…didn’t we?! hee hee hee!!!!) xoxo Paulette πŸ˜€

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