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These vintage blown glass beads are commonly called mercury
glass although mercury has not been used in a long time. They are
crystal clear & hollow glass and are silver lined - similar to the
beads used in those wonderful vintage holiday garlands. They are hollow because they were
blown into molds.
Probably made in Japan, these should not be strung on plain cotton or
other fabric thread as it may cut through. Because of the way they were made and cut apart the edges can be sharper than on "regular" beads. Always used a reinforced
stringing material for these types of beads.
They are a
rectangular shape and measure almost 5mm long x almost
2mm wide. This is a SMALL size bead that is perfect for decorations as well as garlands for miniature & feather trees. You will receive a full, 12 strand hank of approximately 600
beads. The hanks measure approximately 10" long (beads only) & you will
receive a total of approx. 120". There are 50 beads on each
strand & they are bright & shiny. Although old they have been stored very carefully & are
in very good condition. There will be some broken beads but not very
A number of years ago we purchased a very large quantity of
vintage mercury glass beads. We have a stash of this shape so we are keeping the price down for all our your (early) holiday projects. These SMALL silver beads are ideal for Christmas miniature tree garlands and decorations.
have been selling the finest in antique and vintage beads since 1989.
In our store we strive to bring you an outstanding selection of
genuine vintage & antique beads, rose montee sew ons &
embellishments. The recent addition of select collectible stamps to
our store listings has been under the watchful eyes of my husband. He
has been a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS) for over 30
years and always had great taste in selecting stamps. His stamps, mini
& souvenir sheets and other philatelic material will be a welcome
addition to any collection.
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