Japanese Three Strand Necklace

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by kardinalisimo, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Any idea what are the big beads, glass? They also seem to be covered with some kind of thin foil like.
    Most of the rest is glass, pearls ( faux I guess) and plastic like.


  2. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    They look like they're probably all glass. The large funky looking ones are called "lava glass beads." The ones that look like pearls might be coated glass or plastic.

    The amber ones are lampwound beads and the small black ones look like pony beads.
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The little ones are just spacers. The funky ones are some kind of foiled lampwork. They're rather fragile. This is a classic 60s multi-strand Japanese necklace. A few years ago they were really popular; now I have a hard time giving them away. If you're planning on keeping it, I'd restring it just in case. These were on cotton, and eventually it always falls apart.
  4. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies.
    I figured the foil beads are fragile. My daughter just broke one.
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