Featured Two strands of glass trade? beads

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by aaroncab, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Hello all you beadsters, beadles, beadies, beadsperts, bead lovers :) Bought these two strands at savers the other day. The one on the right is 48" long. The one on the left is 34" long. Where are these from? And how old? I know "trade beads " is an overused term and may or may not apply to these. Poking around on other bead threads in here - and using google - I suppose I'd guess they are probably Indian?...but I don't know what the heck I'm talking about. The beige beads on the necklace on the left are bone or horn (I think). Thanks again!


  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    It looks like every bead ever made..........Heehehe!!!!!!:happy::happy::hilarious::hilarious:
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  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Going through some old posts of mine - thought I'd give this one a bump to see if anyone else would like to comment :)
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'll give it a go.:) I'd say India, not very old, 80s maybe.
  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I'm more familiar with Czech, U.S., German and Japanese beads.

    Don't think these are any of those.

    That said, I would have grabbed this pair, too. Might be 1980s plus or minus, think that is as good a suggestion as any.

    Those multi-colored beads on the left are really something. And what an assortment on the right.

    Could be from India, or Africa, maybe? Something about the clasp on the left looks African to me, but just a guess.

    All I can tell you is that I make a bee-line (maybe should say "bead-line") for unusual glass necklaces at thrifts, and you don't see this kind of thing too often. I would think those multi colored beads might have special interest for someone.
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  6. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks again AJ :)
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  7. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks Lucille!
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  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    GORGEOUS IMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thanks Aquitaine :) One of my least effort images ever - ha - just plopped them down on top of my laptop and took one snapshot. I can provide better pics of these if anyone wants!
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