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12x20mm Wheel (5) - Black w. Colours - Glass Vintage Replica Trade Beads

$10.00 AUD

Measurements:  12mm from hole to hole x 20mm wide with a 3mm threading hole.  Indian manufactured beads can be a bit inconsistent in size, so measurements are approximate.

Quantity per pack:  5 beads - chosen at random (beads may vary from the photos as each bead is individual - photo is a guide only).

Colours:  Black with blue, red, yellow, white and every now and then a bit of transparent green.  They've been made by recycling other glass (we have a broken bead which shows the colour sometimes going through through the depth of the bead to the core).  The patterning on the outside is a white striped effect, with stars in red and yellow.  They were made with slices of decorative glass canes pressed onto the outside, then rolled in a mould whilst still hot.

Photo:  We have included a photo of a broken bead so that you can see how they are made.

Origin:  Hand Made in India - We believe this bead to be a reproduction of a Trade Bead.

These could be used for multiple crafty ideas including decorating your own table cloth weights because they are quite a large bead.  Or incorporate one or two into an eclectic necklace strand.  Use as a feature bead or beads on a necklace, or one at the front of a bracelet.  Or just keep them as treasures in your stash!  You might even like to put them out in a bowl for a talking point in your home.

Bead Shack made a huge bead haul around 2007, and these beads were quite old before that.  The man we purchased them from used to collect large hauls of beads that became available, so who knows how long ago they were made!  Our best guess would be around 1980s.