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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by cxgirl, Feb 6, 2023.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    I know zip about beads so need some help:) From a photo search, came up with Venetian/Murano/African glass/clay beads. I'm pretty sure they are glass and not African but I've been wrong before. Any idea of age?
    any information appreciated
    thanks for looking:)
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    glass, Italian, millefiori.
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Don't the colors ALL look DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!:singing::singing::singing::singing:
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  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Pretty and unusual shapes.
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Not easy shapes to find. Making my fingers itch; those want to be hand strung with knots in between.
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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Agree. They look like nicer ones, too. Likely vintage IMO.
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  7. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks for all the replies folks:)

    excellent, thank-you Bronwen:)

    they do Aquitaine:)

    I like the square ones :)

    thanks Lucille:)
    I found some for sale, suggesting 1950-1960s - does that sound about right?
    Also asking $9 per bead - does that not seem crazy high for a bead?
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    At $9/bead the strand I have is worth a chunk of change. I'd be surprised if they can get that though.

    My necklace was new in the early 1970s, has the same (American) football shaped beads. Just had to have it at the time. Quickly learned the gold barrel clasp had a way of unscrewing itself & now never wear them.

    Think the bead seller is correct that older millefiori is more detailed; newer stuff can look like centofiori. @cxgirl Your beads, particularly the cube shaped ones, look like newer stock to me.
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  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks Bronwen:)
    it is no wonder I don't get much done some days:) After looking up beads and how they are made I remembered I had a small dish of pieces of cane that I got when I bought that paperweight collection several years ago. Took me a bit to find them, but here they are. No idea on who made them but they are cool to look at:) @Ownedbybear would you know who made them?
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    this site is great, but if you go to their Youtube channel be forewarned, you will get lost looking at videos :)
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    THe little cane bit guys look like Italian glass to me too.
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  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Lol, that statement usually results from several months of searching until I find the offending item exactly where I decided it definitely wasn’t!
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's just a bowl of fun !!!!!!:hilarious::hilarious:;)
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  13. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Someone here directed me to the beadman on facebook. He is offline for a few weeks he said but I think he would be a good source of info for you . I am certainly going to use him for my cloisonne beads.
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  14. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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  15. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    so very true:)

    thanks Lark, I'll remember him for next time:)

    @komokwa are these the ones you were asking about?

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  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


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    cxgirl Well-Known Member

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    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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