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17x6.5mm Tube (10) - Antique Silver - Vintage Metalised Beads

$8.50 AUD

Measurements:  17mm from hole to hole x 6.5mm wide with a threading hole of 3.5mm

Quantity per pack:  10 beads

Circa:  1980s

There’s a unique process to making a metalised bead. They don’t look like much, but they are more well-made than you may think! These vintage metalised beads in Bead Shack’s range of beads are old, from a quite famous bead haul we did years and years ago from a Bead Wholesaler who closed down. Not many people in Australia would have these original designed beads.

There are lots of replicas of all old beads, and these are one range of bead styles that have been copied in recent years. However you can tell the different qualities between the old and the new. You just need to feel them and you will notice right away the quality different.

Use metalised beads when you want the look of metallic, but don't want the heavy weight of using metal beads.  Large metal beads will certainly weigh down your necklace pieces, or earrings!  Use these in place of metal, and you will be delighted with the result.  (They also don't have the price tag of metal beads!)

Some of our styles of metalised beads have large holes, so browse them thoroughly - you might find some that will suit your macrame or loomwork, hand weaving, drawstrings, bag embellishments, bag handles and the like.

Metalised means the actual piece is made from plastic & then coated in a metallic vintage look finish.  These pieces are very hardy, and don't scratch or chip easily.