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19x14mm Oval (10) - Black Opaque w. Aventurine & Red - Glass Vintage Replica Trade Lampwork Beads

$18.00 AUD

Measurements:  19mm x 14mm - sizes can vary as all the beads are handmade individually

Threading Hole:  1mm ~ 1.5mm

Quantity per pack:  10

A lustrous black opaque glass with 2 wide bronze lines (Aventurine) around the middle, with red opaque glass lines with slight 'feathering' each side of the centre.

These are a really lovely focal bead.   This gorgeous decorative glass bead will look magical in a necklace, bracelets or earrings.  These beads are premium quality beads from India.

These beads are referred to as Lampwork - each bead is individually made, using a gas-powered torch or a blowtorch. The ribbons of Aventurine are hand applied, making every bead an individual work of art!  You will see up close how the embellishment glass has been 'wound' in the application - this is a traditional very old bead making method use3d by true artisans.

Aventurine (goldstone) was invented in the late 18th century and beads with this decoration appeared early 18th century, but mass production of the special glass didn't start until around 1875.  The decoration on these Lampwork beads was by using canes of Aventurine to add to the outside of the original bead.  This style of bead originally came from Venetian glass makers, later taken on by the Indian glass making trade.  Glass bead making was introduced in India around 1960.  They are replications of Trade Beads.  Our lampwork beads come from India, and are old (but new) stock - we believe they are made not long after India began to manufacture Venetian glass replica trade beads, possibly around 1980.