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Vintage 103 glass wound beads large strand necklace blue aqua
Vintage 103 glass wound beads large strand necklace blue aqua

Vintage Glass Wound Beads Strand Necklace Blue Large 103 Craft

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Category:

Necklaces & Pendants

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Only one in stock, order soon

Condition:

Used

Gender:

Female

Color:

Blue

Brand:

Unbranded

Material:

Glass

Country/Region of Manufacture:

Unknown

Main Stone:

Glass

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More than a week ago

Item number:

85211009

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Vintage Glass Wound Beads Strand Necklace Blue Large 103 Crafts Matched Beads Big Holes Irregular Sizes Artisan Crafted Handmade Aquamarine Aqua Swirled Evil Eye Beads Rondelles This is a set of handmade large aqua blue glass beads that are strung on a piece of string. Although I have photographed it around the neck and it has been worn as a necklace, I would recommend that it be restrung, it does work the way it is, but I'm not sure how strong the string is after all these years. The colors remind me of the sea. Each bead is unique, and it is unusual to find this many similar beads on a full strand. I was first told these were African or Austrian/European trade beads when I took the necklace to a local bead shop. Then I took them to several Antique shops and was told that they are most likely wound glass beads from India or Indonesia, which are usually made on an iron rod or Mandrel which leaves a deposit on the inside of the bead hole. I am not a bead expert, I think the Antique dealers are probably correct regarding the beads, but if you are a bead collector you can tell by looking at the photographs. I'm pretty sure these have been in the drawer since the early 1980s, but I'm not sure when or where they were actually purchased. The strand necklace does not open. I took a picture of the necklace doubled to show what it could like like, but in order to actually do this you would have to either restring the beads or add a clasp style closure where the string is tied. You can't fit them over the head to double the way the necklace is now. The beads are irregular and imperfect in shape and size although they are all made to be similar. They are a gorgeous solid blue color with slight lighter stripes or striations visible in the glass. (See details in close up pictures). They have large openings in the center to accommodate heavier cord or leather materials. The hole sizes also vary so I can't give you an exact measurement. Some of the openings are 3/8 of an inch, others smaller. There are 103 beads total, 5 of the beads are two tone with yellow and white glass eye murrines or circles attached as accents. These five beads are Evil Eye beads. The beads all look to be intact, a couple may have chips by the holes, but it is hard to tell. If the bead strand could be spread out it would measure approximately 38 inches in length. Each bead is approximately inch in diameter. This would make a stunning bold accessory for any outfit from your little black dress to your favorite pair of jeans. If you are a jewelry artisan or crafter you could make numerous pieces of jewelry or creative projects using these beads. They could be used for a bracelet or for earrings. You could shorten the necklace and create matching accessories. Each bead is truly one of a kind and would be an interesting addition to your personal bead collection. Great price for this many beads. This will be sent 1st Class Mail with Tracking/Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. For more information about me and booth policies, click on Starfisher's Stars at the top of this page, it will take you to the main page of my booth. Thanks for visiting!