Gorgeous Striated Gray Wht Porphyr Stripe Old Vintage Glass German Beads Jewelry
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Gorgeous Striated Gray Wht Porphyr Stripe Old Vintage Glass German Beads Jewelry:
Vintage German Glass Beads Vintage Old Stock Number of Beads per Lot: 6 Colors: White and Gray Shape: Baroque/pinched oval Size: 12mm Several years ago, I bought the contents of a warehouse of vintage glass beads and buttons from an American importer of vintage glass beads and buttons from Europe that he personally obtained. He started traveling to Europe in the 80's buying out the contents He personally obtained treasures from glass factories and family businesses. Sometimes he would crawl through basements and attics to find treasures. I bought out the rest of his treasures when he retired. Also, if you are interested in the glass rods/cane from Germany, I have that too. Along with original molds! Please send me a message, if you have interest in old glass rods.
Vintage German Glass Beads
Vintage Old Stock
Number of Beads per Lot: 6
Colors: White and Gray
Shape: Baroque/pinched oval
Several years ago, I bought the contents of a warehouse of vintage glass beads and buttons from an American importerof vintage glass beads and buttons from Europe that he personally obtained. He started travelingto Europe in the 80's buying out the contents He personally obtained treasures fromglass factories and family businesses.Sometimes hewould crawl through basements and attics to find treasures. I bought out the rest of his treasures when he retired. I like to add new items, but just so you know, I have so much more, but Ijust don't have the time to get to it all. Also, if you are interested in the glass rods/cane from Germany,I have that too. Along with original molds! Please send me a message,if you have interest in old glass rods.
The following are some articles I found discussing Vintage Glass Beads that you might find interesting:
A site called wildthingbeads stated:At the end of the war, 1946, the Germans were expelled fromCzechoslovakia. They were given 48 hours to leave, usually withjust one suitcase of belongings. They had to leave behindeverything else they owned; their houses, their furniture, theirbusinesses. The Czech workers who were employed by them were ableto take over the factories, and keep them running. Whole Czechfamilies moved into German houses, filled with furniture andchinaware, silverware and linens. The German refugees streamedinto war torn Germany, and most of the bead makers ultimatelysettled in Bavaria, near the town of Kaufburen. Efforts were made to keep all the bead makers together, so thebead industry would survive, and a bombed out ammunitions factoryoutside of Kaufburen was purchased for this purpose. The town wasnamed Neu Gablonz. Kaufburen/Neu Gablonz is about an hours drivesouth of Munich on the way to Austria. By 1947, over 2000 bead makers had settled in Neu Gablonz, andstarted producing beads. Resources were so scarce, clay andbubblegum were used as molds to create bead shapes. Some of thebead makers did bring their molds with them, and of course some ofthe refugees were mold makers. an buying guide stated this: Czech Glass Beads Many terms are used to describe glass produced in what is now theCzech Republic: Bohemian glass, Czech glass, or Bohemian or Czechcrystal. Hand-cut glass has been a tradition in Bohemia since thethirteenth century. Another distinction is that, while Swarovskicrystal often contains lead, Bohemian (or Czech) glass uses oxidesother than lead. For this reasons, some may prefer Czech glassbeads over Swarovski crystal. Buyers should keep in mind thatCzechoslovakia existed between 1918 and 1993; anything labelled asbeing produced in the Czech Republic is not vintage, as it woulddate after 1993. West German Glass Beads West Germany was yet another major producer of glass beads in thevintage period, and many quality vintage glass beads are of thisprovenance. How to Identify Vintage Glass Beads As for individual beads, there are several ways to physicallyinspect it for signs that it is genuinely vintage. Novicecollectors should have patience with themselves as they developtheir knack for identifying genuine glass vintage beads. Looking at the Bead Examine the bead closely in daylight or in a strong light, using amagnifying glass if possible. There are a few signs that the beadis glass and vintage. Seams and Imperfections Seams are an indication that the bead is vintage. Some beads werecrafted using a glass press, which inevitably left a seam. Inother cases, there may be slight imperfections as a result ofbeing handmade, as they often were in Venice and Czechoslovakia. As buyers become more experienced, they hone their ability toidentify irregularities that point to a bead's authenticity. Signs of Aging Glass Glass tends to change as it ages. Luster may diminish, and thecolour in vintage glass beads alters slightly as the chemicalsthat give the glass its particular hue react with air. Forexample, a translucent red bead may darken a bit. This is a verysubtle difference that an expert may notice, but the untrained eyecould quite easily miss. Checking How the Bead Feels and Sounds When held in the palm, a glass bead is likely to feel cold andheavy. Lighter beads are most likely plastic imitations. Ifholding a few beads, gently shake them around so that they knocktogether. If the sound is loud, they are glass. A soft clinking isprobably a sign that they are plastic. With their unique appearance, quality craftsmanship, andindividual history, vintage glass beads can indeed seem like smalltreasures. A site called beadinpath stated this: Why are vintage colors special? In the early days, glass crafters experimented with colors, usinga variety of materials that are hazardous and poisonous, such asgold, arsenic, oxides and precious metals. Cutting costs andlooking for ways to increase safety caused these crafters to adoptother techniques for making glass. During WWII, many factorieswent up in smoke, and took with them recipes for creating colors.In an attempt to regain them, much expirimentation took place andresulted in happy accidents. For example, the recipe for âopalâfinish was lost in the war. In an attempt to get it back, theâgreasyâ glass colors were created. These beads were produced fora short time, and eventually when the âopalâ technique wasrediscovered, greasy glass beads were pulled from the productionline. So greasy glass is collectible with a history and a story. When looking for vintage the pastel example color is a great place to start bead identification. If you hold up a pastel pink bead made today against a bead made in, say 1945Germany, and they are pretty much alike, you will notice that thebead made today is not really PINK. Its more peach. Why is that?Because the bead made in 1945 is made from a glass recipe thatcontained things different ingredients, like real gold. In fact,pink, purple and red contain the most gold of any other color. Thepastel color rule applies to all colors. True colors, in softshades can be found in vintage stock, while today stock misses themark nearly every time.
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