Featured Mystery beads…

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by TanyaG, Apr 16, 2022.

  1. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    Hi, you guys! Hope Saturday is going swimmingly for you all.

    I know the photo won’t be much help, but I’m trying to figure out what these beads are made of. Some clues:
    - they’re heavy for their size
    - when they clink against each other, they sound like heavy glass
    - they have an odd texture; exceedingly smooth and buttery, like a high end leather jacket
    - they’re slightly cool to the touch
    - they’re all the same basic shape (I have a bunch more) but none of them are shaped perfectly - like lumpy lil footballs

    Last pic has a size reference - each square on the paper is 1/4”.

    The small ones really remind me of…. teeth.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
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  2. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Tagua nuts, it seems! Called vegetable ivory too:)
     
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Sure looks like.
     
  4. TanyaG

    TanyaG Active Member

    Cool! That’s something new for me, I’ll have to look them up. Thanks so much!

    (also a lil glad, a lil sad that they’re not teeth) :)
     
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