QUANTITY: 12 Vintage Carved Bone Heart Beads SIZE: Approx: 5/8" Square (16mm x 18mm x 4mm Deep) STYLE: Carved Bone Bead (Side-Drilled) COLOR: Ivory Bone UNUSED VINTAGE STOCK
These beautiful and roughly carved bone hearts remind me that each one of these was held by a human hand and crafted individually. They are from vintage 1950's stock and probably originate in Japan or Korea. With an ample depth of approx: 4mm (1/8"), these would be the perfect embellishment to any jewelry project, altered art piece or scrapbook. I have experimented with adding messages and designs on the surface with a permanent black marker (thin sharpie works well,) rubber stamps or press-type and the look is very similar to scrimshaw.