Posted 2 years ago
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.