1940s vintage green gimp, necklace cord, trim cord, rayon, 1yd, 3yds, 5yds, wrapped cording, bracelet cord, beading thread, macrame

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Vintage 1940s Gimp cord, rayon wrapped cotton thread, twisted soutache cord. About 1mm in diameter. So many uses! needlework (embroidery, ribbonwork, trim, passementerie, soutache trim) jewelry making (necklace cord, bracelet cord, beading, beadwork, soutache jewelry), macrame, sewing, whatever! Also great for tailors/seamstresses doing repairs on vintage clothing!

This cord is shiny and strong. It consists of rayon wrapped around 4 strands of cotton thread. I picked this cording up in a box of vintage craft supplies. I have several spools, most of which have never been used. I spent almost an entire day researching this stuff and didn't come up with much! As far as I can tell, this probably dates back to the 1940s, but could also be from the 30s or 50s. Please note: due to age (age patina), some of these have faded on the tops and/or bottoms of the spools, giving the thread some gradation in color. For example, the blue ranges from a slate blue to a silvery gray. It's actually a very nice ombre effect!

These have different labels, but all are made by Fraser, New York City. Care instructions are listed on the labels, and I will include written instructions with each purchase.

I have this in 5 colors: slate BLUE, soft PINK, COPPER brown, EMERALD green, and SAGE green. Can be ordered in increments of 1, 3, or 5 yards. The 15 and 25 yard options are for the Sampler packs and contain 3 or 5 yards of each color. I can do a 5 yard Sampler with 1 yard of each color, but you'll have to let me know this when you order. You get a better deal with the large Sampler Packs. If a color is sold out on one listing, please go to another and try there. I put a certain number of each in each listing, but will monitor. I have 2 emerald, 1-1/2 pink, 3 copper, and one each of the blue and sage. each spool has 90 yards. When it's gone, its GONE!

WHEN ORDERING SAMPLERS, PLEASE SPECIFY TOTAL LENGTH AS 5, 15 OR 25 YARDS, or else the pricing will be incorrect. I have not yet figured the way to correct this yet.

All lengths are cut to order and I will never short you!

To see the blue gimp: www.etsystudio.com/listing/524446952
To see the pink gimp: www.etsystudio.com/listing/524459180
To see the copper gimp: www.etsystudio.com/listing/538265337
To see the emerald gimp: www.etsystudio.com/listing/538258411
(You can order any/all from any of the pages. but please bear with me. I'm new to having so many variations and prices. I hope I did it correctly!)

Please check out my other trims, beads, etc. and combine for inexpensive shipping....if you pay before I get you a shipping price, I'll refund any overage over $1.00. Can probably get a few more items in the envelope before it goes over the $3.00 shipping charge!

More supplies at byJingoVintage: https://www.etsy.com/shop/byJingoVintage?ref=seller-platform-mcnav§ion_id=21707084

Please see Shop Details for return policies, domestic and international shipping policies, etc. If you purchase multiple items, I will be happy to combine them and ship as inexpensively as I can. Ignore the "with another item" price. I'll get you actual cost when I package it up and weigh it. If I offer calculated shipping but I can fit the item in a flat rate envelope to save you money, I will refund the shipping overage if it is over $1.00 If you need item shipped express (not listed as option), please contact me prior to purchase to ensure availability of service. I do ship worldwide. I'm covering myself when I say 3-5 business days to ship as I don't live as close to the PO as I used to. If I can ship sooner I certainly will!

I offer different USPS shipping options, and don't offer free shipping because I'd have to build in the highest shipping price someone would have to pay into the price of the item. (applies to Priority). That's not fair to you if you only live one or two states away. And shipping refunds on every item would get a bit hectic on my end, so this seems to be the easiest and best way to do it.

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In a nutshell: I ship USPS Priority and First Class, when possible (the choice is yours). Personally, I really dislike having to pay for postage. That being said, I will ship to you as cheaply as possible. I do NOT offer free shipping because if I did, I'd have to build it into the price and that would not necessarily be the best thing for you guys. You'd end up overpaying, I'd have to be constantly refunding overages, etc, etc. If, when I do the final packaging, it turns out that I can ship it less expensively, I will do so, and will gladly refund any shipping overage over $1.00. More details:

Buyer is to pay Priority Mail Shipping or First Class charges unless otherwise specified. Delivery confirmation comes with all Priority shipments.

I will combine shipping of multiple items to keep your costs down. If you purchase multiple items, please contact me first so I can get you an actual shipping price. It may not cost you any more to get a second or third item (i.e., if the items are lightweight and you use the Priority option).

In a perfect world, I would ship within 24 hours of receipt of payment, but please allow up to 3 business days before I ship due to unforeseen circumstances and the fact that I live on top of a mountain and not within spitting distance of a post office like I used to be. Add to that the fact that the mail trucks will not venture up the mountain. I will let you know upon purchase if there will be any kind of delay due to bad weather (yes, we have that quite often up here!)

Pickup of items is available.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I'll ship anywhere that Global Priority Mail or First Class International goes. Check with me before purchase as to a cheaper shipping option. If the item is small and light enough, we may be able to ship First Class Letter rather than Package and the postage is considerably cheaper. Seller (me) is not responsible for any duties, fees, or tariffs imposed by customs, and please do not ask me to list it as a "gift." If an item is being shipped via First Class International, once the item is delivered to the Post Office, I am not responsible for any loss that may be incurred, as I am not able to purchase insurance on this type of shipping. Insurance is included on all Priority shipments.


Payment Policy:
Immediate payment via Paypal or Direct Checkout at time of purchase. I will also accept money order/cashier's check (exact amount only), but please let me know up front prior to purchase. Payment by mail to be received within 7 days. If you purchase an item and it remains unpaid with no response to my communications, transaction will be cancelled. If you need help/questions about processing your order, please feel free to ask, I'll help in any way I can.

International customers: Paypal or Direct Checkout only, please.

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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Items are sold as-is and generally, all sales are final. NO RETURNS UNLESS I'VE INADVERTENTLY MISREPRESENTED THE ITEM. I do my best to describe each item as is and take the best pics I can. When it comes to flaws, defects, or general condition, I tend to err on the side of caution, but occasionally, I may miss something. Please read the description carefully before you buy and feel free to contact me with any questions. Please check measurements carefully as vintage sizes differ from modern sizes. No returns because it doesn't fit or you thought the color was different. In the rare event that I do accept a return (within 14 days of receipt of item), buyer is to contact me first, return it in the same condition in which it was sent, and pay all shipping charges (unless, again, if it was my bad in describing the item).

I am very reasonable and friendly (I promise, I won't bite!) and want happy customers, so please, contact me first if there is a problem with your order!

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PA residents: please add 6% sales tax where applicable (sorry!).

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