Posted 5 years ago
After my trip to Poland in 2015 a friend gave me these lovely beads her aunt had since the 1970's. Example of egg yolk opaque and translucent colors. She thought they were amber. Average size is about 1.25"x.75". They are only drilled .25" on each end - maybe because the beads would split?
From my research I think these are hand-made natural resin beads called "copal". This is a process that has been used many years wherever amber is found. I tested w/the salt water and did online research, but had to realize not real amber. But, they are lovely, 40+ years old and natural. I am sure I can make some beautiful jewelry with them.