Posted 5 years ago
A bag of beads from about 10 years ago - lovely 4 sided oblong black graduated beads. Originally each bead was knotted on cotton string that disintegrated but thankfully saved. Maybe 1920's? I think these are handcrafted beads because there are no mold seams and all different. I believe they are jet which could place them to 1860's-1920's era.
Thank you Bonnie for your link about jet and solving the mystery :-)
I was able to string the lovely beads to 34". Because they were knotted on cotton I imagine they weren't expensive originally. Any comments or information is welcome. Excuse glare - the beads are a beautiful black. Largest bead is 20mm and smallest is 10mm.