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23x15mm Rectangle (10) - Brown/Cream - Persian Look Vintage Beads

$13.00 AUD


Measurements:  23mm x 16mm Bicone with a 3mm threading hole.

Quantity per pack:  10

These beads are from old stock, part of a warehouse clearance bead haul we did in around 2007.  You can feel the quality of these beads (there are many replicas of these designs in modern beads, but they feel very ‘plasticky’).

Trying to find information on some of our vintage beads is quite a hard job.  We have called this range ‘Persian Look Beads’ because we need to give everything a ‘label’ and this is the closest we can come up with.  Should you have further information on any of our beads, please let us know as we would love to amend anything that we don’t have quite right!  Some of the beads we have are a real mystery, but that’s part of the fun!

We have seen these beads on a manufacturers sample card, who supplied these shape beads for beaded bag handles.  It looks like an old company, but the exact shapes were on their page.  The beads are Circa 1970 / 1980s.

With the large holes in these beads, you can see why they would have been made for bag handles.  However large holes like this, these days, means macrame and loom workers all over the world are seeking beads to put their thick cords through.

Some of the designs in this range are simple, and others are intricate.  There will be a design to suit just about everyone.  Which design will be your favourite?

They are made from acrylic, with a barely visible seam.  Some don’t actually seem to have a seam.

You could use these beads on thick cord chokers and necklaces, either threaded or knotted on.

And, of course, you can use them to make your bag handles!

This bead is such a gorgeous feature for your next macrame or weave! 

Bead measurements:  23mm x 18mm with a 5mm threading hole.  25mm is from hole to hole direction.  The bead is shaped like a Cubed Rectangle that has been chopped on each corner a little bit (as if you were slicing off hard edges) - very hard to describe!  Very very unusual.

Quantity per pack:  10 beads

These have a matte finish, and are a great match with animal print decor or fashion.  You will need to look at the photos closely.  (We have also included a photo with all 3 shapes we have in this style, so you can see what others are available.  See our other listings if you want to know more about those.  This listing is for 10 cubed rectangular shape beads.)

The patterning is rather unusual.  The colours are a cream background with burnt orange smudges, with brown tribal pattern on them on all sides, that look like etchings.

Beads with large holes big enough for thick rope or leather strapping to pass through are really hard to come by!  But here at Bead Shack we have quite a range of large holed beads!