In the 1920s, beaded flapper-style dresses were all the rage. These delicate beading needles show a work in progress featuring tiny seed pearls on grey silk. They are among the items found in a small red wooden chest chest dating from the 1920s. Among the items in the five drawers are decorative beads and accessories for making jewelery, including handbag frames and clasps, brooches and jet tassles. Some small beaded pouches are included, as are various scissors, needles, threads and other sewing items. I'm thinking my daughter the design student will go mad for all these things. A few items also should prove useful in collages and other art projects.