Set of 10 vintage glass AB teardrop soap bubble beads. The wired bead drops are light weight glass coated with an AB iridescent lacquer that reflects light like the rainbow colors of soap bubbles. These glass teardrop jewelry charms have embedded wire loops.
Because these were all handcrafted, there is some variety in the size....anywhere from 7/16 to 1/2 inch. Some of the drops have more color than others - each one is unique. As you can see in the second picture the coating is flaking off on a few of the drops. The silver color metal wires are actually in very good shape with little to no tarnish or patina. The last picture is of a larger number of the drops to show the possible variations. I will send a random assortment of the various finishes and sizes unless requested otherwise.
I believe these drops to be from the 1940s-1950s and made in Japan, possible Czech...though that is just an educated guess really. I spent over an hour looking for info on these and can't find anything like them anywhere.
Items ship from Eastern North Carolina within 48 hours of receipt of payment via USPS first class mail.
If there is a delay in my sending the item, I will convo you to let you know.
In order to keep shipping costs down for you, I recycle bubble envelopes and bubble wrap. If you want new packaging materials used on your shipment, please convo me and I will arrange for you to purchase them for an additional fee or I can ship via USPS Priority Mail (also for an additional fee) and use the free packaging that the post office supplies.
International orders are shipped USPS first class international for light-weight packages. However, if the package weight is more than 3 pounds, I will ship Priority International, if it's the same or less expensive.
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Please allow 7-10 days for delivery within the US, 10-20 days for international. All customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I do my best to take photos that represent the piece you will be receiving. However, some monitors may display colors a bit differently.