Vintage Beads

For all Bead Lovers!

 The following beads are all vintage store stock and therefore in limited supply. The store owner told me that they used to have bead factories working for them in the former Czechoslovakia, Bohemia, Italy amongst others. The company existed from 1895 to 1995 and some of the beads stem from the late 1920s (some of the pearls) up to the 1970s and 80s. The beads are almost all pressed glass which explains the slight irregularities, which lend them also their special individuality and charm. I tried to describe the colors as neartly as possible, since the computer screen tends to distort colors occasionally. The beads have usually quite large stringing holes, except for the porcelain beads that have relativley small holes, as do the pearls.

Explanations:
Lustered = almost mother-of-pearl like luster
Opaque = not see-through
Metallic = treated with a metallic coating
AB = aurora borealis, the effect is like an oil slick in water
MOP= coated with mother-of-pearl
Faceted = the surface is not smooth, but multi-faceted
Iridescent = similar to aurora borealis, shimmering in many colors, often found with metallic surface treatment
 

Glass beads, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 5 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 5 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 5 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 6 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, round, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 3 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4 mm, per 100 pcs.

 

Glass bead, facetted, 4,5 mm, per 100 pcs.

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