Local Bead Festival

Our local bead festival, Nye Cottage Bead Festival, was this weekend so I didn't get a lot of work done, but lots of schmoozing, bartering and chatting with old friends I don't see too often. I didn't get a lot of stuff, as I'm pretty stuffed already (har, har), but I did find a non-repairable old purse done in steel cuts and with a beautiful old beeswax colored bakelike frame and handle. I'm sorry to have to tear it apart, but it's way beyond my ability or desire to reconstruct it and at least the beads will be salvaged.
Anyone know of anything I can use to get some of the tarnish off?
Oh, and I think Vinnie, the ferret, was our most unusual visitor this weekend. He likes beads too!


The Lone Beader said...

I am so jealous! I love antique purses like that!

Beadin' Gram said...

Do I look green???
Like maybe with envy???
What a fun day you must have had.
Good for you.

beadbabe49 said...

it was fun indeed!

Anonymous said...

Wish I'd have known about the bead festivities, I could have driven up. I was pretty bored this weekend and would have loved seeing new beads and bead-folk.
Will you put the purse frame on Etsy to sell? LMK, I could be interested.