Here are some of my recently found treasures!
|Carefully collected and sewn onto card by Grace Dow|
|Thanks for collecting them Grace whoever you are, I hope you'd be pleased that they'll soon be recycled into pendants and necklaces|
I got this whole box of Newey hooks and eyes in their original supplier box. I think they are late 1940s in date.
|Not sure I can bring myself to cut these off the cards!|
These are also Neweys and are older from the 20s or early 30s, the square card is really unusual. These won't get used for jewellery I don't think.
At the Antique Textile Fair in Manchester the other week I got these lovely mother of pearl buttons. When I got home I discovered the old French newspaper stuck on the back. Not sure of the year, but the headline is "Paix et du Pain" and talks about unrest in Berlin and Amsterdam.
|I've already made some of these into earrings|