Heather Powers, who is owner of Humble Beads and the writer of The Art Bead Scene Blog, has taken quite an interest in vintage beaded jewelry, in particular Haskell-style cagework beading.
You'll want to read her Part One and Part Two posts about her discoveries; they are full of good links that will send you on a new creative journey.
Find The Art Bead Scene Blog here: http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/
I was really tickled to find that she had included my online tutorial on getting started with beads, wire and filigree and included it in her Part Two post...
And then, she said this lovely thing:
B'sue Boutiques is kind of the mother lode for filigree and vintage inspired findings. This is a new to me site, yes, I live under a rock! They carry just about any find of vintage goodie your heart could desire.s Their blog is a great source of vintage inspired jewelry inspiration and they host fun challenges on their facebook page! The also have a YouTube channel with tutorials and tips.
I am so happy that Heather found us out there in the Internet stratosphere. What do you think? Should I send her some free Russian Goldplated findings to help in her cagework adventure? I think I should!
http://www.bsueboutiques.com/russian_goldplate.shtml is where you'll find them at B'sue Boutiques
Be sure to bookmark and follow Heather's blog. There is some solid eye candy there.