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Black Opaque (100) - Vintage Glass Indian Pony Beads

$7.50 AUD

Description

Measurements:  8mm ~ 10mm across (approximately) & the large holes can measure anywhere between 3mm ~ 6mm

Quantity per pack:  100

Part of the appeal of Indian glass beads is that they are not terribly consistent in size. 

The beads are new, never used, they have just been stored for 20 years!  These beads came to us as part of a huge warehouse clearance we did years ago.  We have washed them and checked them through, but if they get a bit dusty in transit, just give them a rub or wash them again in warm soapy water and rinse them off.  Drain and dry them well before using.

They sometimes are called jug beads, and even crow beads, as well as pony beads.  'Crow' beads is more a Native American Indian term for these beads, whereas 'Jug' beads I think might come from people making crochet jug covers with these beads adorning the edges to act as weights.  This holds the crochet item in place and looks pretty as well.

'Pony 'beads are named thus going way back to 1800s, where trade beads were transported via pony pack trains.  They are an original style of glass bead that has never lost it's popularity!

These beads are great for thicker threads, for example, leather and cords. Also very popular for craft, especially for the crocheted jug covers.  Also great for macrame weaving because of their large hole and bohemian shape!  If you want to make a hanger for the balcony or garden, these beads are an excellent choice - the Indian colours really show up in sunlight!