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    Posted 6 months ago

    tharless62
    (20 items)

    Am I correct in assuming Pat Pend doesn't always apply to the piece in its entirety, correct? This is a beautiful necklace but I am wondering what these beads are?? They are not plastic and not glass!! Anyone???

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      This may be a question for Elizabethan, who has a beautiful collection of beaded necklaces.
      Not plastic or glass? Maybe a resin of sorts? Mary, our plastics expert might know too.
      Good luck!
      Whatever it is made of, it’s a lovely piece!
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Oh, about the pat. Pen.?....it could be the finding. Many findings were designed and patented, such as Eisenberg's “hook clasp”.
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      This is most interestingly beautiful, I hope somebody can educate us all about it! Are the beads translucent or opaque, I can't quite tell by the photos?
    4. tharless62 tharless62, 6 months ago
      Thanks all for your speedy replies! Something I strive for!! In regards to the bead material. They aren't cold as you feel with glass and they don't have that cheap plastic feel...sorry in my descriptive ineptness!! Is that a word?! As for the opaque or translucency....it might serve you best to click on photos for better/closer viewing. I actually went to their definitions to be correct in my response. As you can see the middle is quite viewable but I will do the flash light test tomorrow to show you that result! Yes these are definitely beautiful!! I have so many beautiful items, most of which are unsigned/ unmarked. Which as I have learned in my early posts here, thanks to Ms Crystal, marks are not the "be all, end all". Recall my Schreiber flower brooch?
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
      Probably resin and because of the clasp not very old. Yes, you are right the pat pending refers to the clasp. If they are heavy they could also be recycled glass. Beautiful timeless beads! I hope Elizabethan chimes in too.

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