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15mm Round (5) - Black w. Red Bird & White Star - Glass Vintage Replica Trade Beads

$12.50 AUD

Description

Measurements:  15mm with a 3~4mm 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).

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

These beads are lampwork beads on a core with black opaque glass detailed with 'trailed' glass to show white criss cross lines.  One one side is a red bird with a white eye, and the other side features a white star.  They actually reminded me of pictures I've seen of what are called 'medicine man' beads.  Definitely a collectors item!

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.