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1 Antique Venetian Glass Trade Bead , White Bear Claw Bead , Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads , Bear Paw African Trade Beads , 12mm

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Item details

This listing is for 1 bead.

Gorgeous antique African Trade Beads made in Murano , Venice approx late 1800's to early part of turn of the Century.

These particular trade beads are called "Bear Claws or Paws". They are white with brown & blue pattern which resembles a bear paw. Exquisite old beads.

They are in excellent vintage condition with no chipping. There is very minor pitting which can be expected for the age but is part of the antique charm. Still a crisp white.

Size: 12mm x 7 (please note: each bead can vary by up to 1mm in length because of the handcrafted nature.

Hole size: approx 1mm

Thank you for stopping by & please let me know if you should have any questions.


1mm = 1/32 inch
2mm = 1/16 inch
3mm = 3/32 inch
4mm = 1/8 inch
5mm = 3/16 inch
6mm = just under 1/4 inch
7mm = just over 1/4 inch
8mm = 5/16 inch
9mm = just under 3/8 inch
10 mm = just over 3/8 inch
11mm = 7/16 inch
12 mm = just under 1/2 inch
13mm = just over 1/2 inch
14mm = 9/16 inch
15mm = just under 5/8 inch
16mm = 5/8 inch
17mm = just under 11/16 inch
18mm = just under 3/4 inch
19mm = just over 3/4 inch
20mm = just under 13/16 inch
21mm = just over 13/16 inch
22mm = just under 7/8 inch
23mm = just over 7/8 inch
24mm = 15/16 inch
25.4mm = 1 inch

Average review
I broke them. The hole was so small I could not thread the shoe lace through them. I tried to hand drill them but they broke. How do I order in the future. How do I get a larger hole.
Dec 2, 2017 by Harryb800

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