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Glass Jewelry1 of 208'Night At The Opera' set. Midcentury european glassbead necklace
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    Posted 2 months ago

    Elisabethan
    (282 items)

    Last christmas I was given a jewelry reference book that had a lot of photos of wonderful glass jewelry. I loved two necklaces that where said to be pressed glass beads from 1910-1920. I so loved them but had never seen beads like that so I wasn't hopeful about finding any. But suddenly I found this strand on ebay. The beads are even more beautiful than those in the book as they are more elaborate and have dragonflyes that I like. The beads are not exactly the same size but are around 2 cm long.

    It is a short necklace that should be long so I think someone has modified it, maybe some beads got broken. The clasp sais "Made in France". Hope you like them.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Beautiful beads!! I love the dragonfly design.
    2. Celiene Celiene, 2 months ago
      So pretty! Are the designs etched? I mean 'frosted'? Is each bead EXACTLY alike? Like pressed from a mold?
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Yes, beautiful! You could restring w/small clear crystal beads to make it longer. I am sure you know that. Has a Lalique feel. Love it.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much jcscott!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Thankyou Celiene! They look very much alike even if I can't say for sure if they are exactly the same. The pattern can be felt when you touch it and yes the pattern is "frosted".
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Thankyou Valentino! Yes I must do that. Need to dwell on that a bit - which ones to use with these. Glad you find them that nice. I love them.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      The beads are so beautiful Elisabethan. Congratulations on finding them!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Thankyou so much Racer4four! I am very happy :)
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 months ago
      beautiful!!!
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Thankyou Sean68! :)
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      “Hope you like them”
      I LOVE THEM!
      These are truly a treasure, and antique to boot! Wow!
      Seriously, there was a time I wore nothing but crystals beads, I would of flipped if I had found these! Most beautiful!!!
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Ha ha Ms.ChrystalShip :) thank you very much! I do love them. They are a true find. I was sooo happy to find them. This weekend I plan to restring it and make it a longer necklace. Hope all is well with you and have a nice weekend! We might see each other here :)

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