vintage African trade bead on leather

vintage African trade bead on leather

25.00 35.00

vintage, circa 1920, millefiori glass, African trade bead on leather cord with black wooden beads, glass crow beads, and horn hairpipe beads; features a sterling silver hook and eye clasp

necklace is 18 inches long
trade bead is just under 1 in. (31 mm long) and 12 mm wide

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i usually only work with natural stones and organic materials but was so intrigued by these vintage beads at a show in denver, co over 15 years ago. they have been in my secret stash since then, my father wears a set of them on leather with a cool arrowhead that he found. folks had been asking him about the beads and requesting custom pieces, so it's happening! this bead features a variety of colors: blue, red, black, yellow, white, and has a bit of a curve to it. this necklace is designed for men and women.

-i have a good variety of these beads, some with faces. let me know if i can make a custom piece for you, can pair with gemstones.