These strands are a mix of bright red colored tubular white heart beads and drawn Venetian green, yellow and black striped beads. They were made in the mid 1800's - early 1900's. These are handmade glass beads.
You will receive a full strand of these gorgeous beads. They measure 4mm in diameter and are strung on raffia. The lengths of the beads vary as shown in the photos. The beaded portion of the strand is 22 inches in length.
DRAWN BEADS: The making of these handmade beads involved pulling a molten glass bubble into a long, thin cane. Once drawn, the tube was then chopped into individual drawn beads from its slices. This was all done by hand. The yellow, green, and black beads on these strands were made in this way.
WHITE HEART: Traditional white heart beads are glass beads that are characterized by an opaque white or yellow colored core and a translucent red-shaded coating. They come in a number of different shapes such as round, tubular, oval, bicone, or sliced. The red white heart beads on these strands are tubular.
These strands were purchased from a very reliable dealer in antique beads.
In the US, I ship USPS First Class Mail Parcel with a normal delivery time of 2 - 5 days. This shipping method provides a tracking number.
International Shipping: Shipping price shown is for USPS First Class International Shipping with insurance. Delivery time depends on the country - usually 7 - 14 days. It is sometimes difficult to estimate shipping charges, so if you are overcharged I will send a refund. I will be glad to give you an exact price before you purchase if you will convo me with a list of items you would like and the country they will be shipped to.
International Shipping does NOT include CUSTOMS charges or any OTHER charge by the receiving country.** Any charges by the receiving country are the responsibility of the receiver.
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