Two Tier Japanese Porcelain Bead Necklace

Two Tier Japanese Porcelain Necklace by Carmi Cimicata

This necklace shows off the opulent look that can be achieved in minutes with our vintage Japanese porcelain beads.  (I hope there are still some left in stock by the time you read this post.)

Beadalon Wire

A beading board, Beadalon wire and a beautiful clasp is all you need.


Black and turquoise are the featured colour in both the 10mm and 12mm beads I used.



I stocked up with six bags of each size in case I need to make another necklace for a family member.  A matching bracelet would be wonderful too.

Bali Clasp

The sterling silver floral bali clasp made the two tiers balance perfectly.

We have several other posts about Japanese porcelain linked here.

Vintage Seed Beads and Bugles

New in our current supplement is this limited edition collection of vintage seed beads and bugle beads.

 These are just a few of our favorites from France, Japan and Taiwan.

The complete collection can be seen online.

Bugle beads were widely used in the Fall Lanvin show as photographed by

THE FALL 2014 READY-TO-WEAR Collection by Mary Katrantzou featured the most extraordinary beading and embellishment.

This is a closer look at a Dior dress just covered with bugles and seed beads.