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    Posted 2 years ago

    valentino97
    (674 items)

    Fantastic detail, 2 cm, I found these 6 scarab beads (pale blue, light and dark green) at General Bead, San Diego CA around 1990. They were in a clearance bin so I'm guessing they are Egyptian Revival reproduction beads from the 1950's. Probably Czech. I am not sure and I've never run across others. I can't remember for sure but I hope I bought all of them. LOL They are fine quality and polished.

    Anyway, I put them with some other old Egypt-like beads to make these bracelets but I still haven't figured out what to make with the dark green set - probably a long necklace. (If anyone is interested these are mostly Czech beads with an old 1920's enamel slide).

    I contacted the only remaining store for GB, now waiting to hear if they remember where these scarabs came from. If anyone recognizes these beads please let me know.

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      I have to say, I do like all the dark beads in the last photo! And just for a sec, back to the others...I think or always thought they were from China. Remember when I got wind they might be jade? Well...
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Hi girlfriend! No, these aren't from China, and sadly not jade - most likely Czech. These aren't clay either which most of the "vintage scarabs" available online or otherwise are. I have some of those that I love, but these are special. I love the green mix too!!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks for postning these beads dear friend! I thought they were stone until I saw you wrote glass. Very nice colors. I especially like the dark green beads. So you have collected beads for that long :) great informationsource you are!! I really like that your beads have those symbols/texts underneath. Could they be egyptian beads, sold to tourists back then? They are really lovely and you have made nice bracelets.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      ... and that they also made beads for export?
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Not as nice as your Neiger beads! I shouldn't say it that way - just different. I think my glass scarabs are older than 1950's but I can't confirm yet. Not tourist beads either - they are probably Czech. Thank you, I used old beads for the minty green bracelet. For the pale blue sand colored jasper with a 80's Egypt button.

      Yes, I've been collecting beads for about 25 years - but more important - researching beads for that long too. I don't have a lot in my collection. I enjoy researching and going to museums to see the real old beauties!! That makes me most excited.
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Elisabeth - I think we both have this book "The History of Beads" by Lois Sherr Dubin. It's a beautiful book!
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      The beads in image four are beauties.......particularly the colour. I'm not much for jewelry but I love beads!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Thank you Peggy! Do you collect beads and put them inside your wonderful vases? :-) I think I'm going to do my fake knot technique with tiny size 15 metal beads from 1920's handbags and just string it LONG to drape it a few or 3 times. I haven't don't anything yet because I have so many nice dark green beaded necklaces and bracelets.

      Thanks everyone for your loves, and please let me know if you find more about these: Fort, Bonnie, Judy, Roy, Mike, Thomas, Bijou, Aura, Cindyjune, Ken, Kevin, Gargoyle, Lentilka, LovelyPat, Jancal20, Wandlessfairy, Kyra and Rose :-)

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