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Vintage beads (6) rare millefiori flower tube beads Japanese opaque glass lampwork bright orange handmade 12mm (6)

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+ $3.55 shipping
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Tube shape millefiori beads are hard to find and getting rarer. These are vintage bright orange millefiori lampwork beads made in Japan. They were made using the lampworking technique that was originally developed by Italian glass makers centuries earlier. Their manufacturing technique makes each bead unique and vary slightly. Each has tiny little millefiori flowers which arean irregular , multicolor and lovely design.

Each bead is unique due to the nature of the craftmanship. Each measures approx 12mm x 7mm tube shape with the opening running lengthwise. (they will prob. need a quick dusting prior to use :)

You get 6 of these rare and unusual beads, made over half a century ago.

Ready and waiting for your creating.

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Average review
slow to ship, item as described, thanks so much!
Oct 24, 2017 by Terri Erickson
I was drawn to these colorful beads over and over again until I finally purchased them, and I'm glad I did. The colors are so pure and vibrant. I haven't had the time to use them yet in a project, but I intend to do so as soon as possible. They really are pretty and can be used in many ways. Thank you for having these beautiful beads! Rosana
Oct 13, 2017 by Rosana Ladik
Love these beads and Robin was very nice to do business with. Thanks! I will be back.
Aug 23, 2017 by Sandy Abramowicz
Aug 18, 2017 by lorin hesse
Darling teeny beads! Thank you for sending them so safely and quickly. Love them
Aug 9, 2017 by chinabrooke

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Please note that most of these unusual and special pieces are vintage, and as such may be a bit dusty or have minor imperfections. If you are not satisfied, PLEASE convo me rather than leaving negative or neutral feedback. Thanks so much :)

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