antique French steel cut bead strand gold and Earth tones metal diamond facetes Incredible sparkle

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GENUINE Antique FRENCH Brass STEEL CUT BEAD strand
26 BPI
Faceted Blue
Gold
Earth tones
Antique beads with an occasional French Steel cut Copper bead here and there
Vintage metal beads that have not been produced since the being of WW2
26 inches
Looking for something that sparkles that can't be found at your local bead shop, look no more, these beads have only gained in value and continue to be highly desirable to collectors and jewelry designers alike. Add these little treasures to your handmade projects to give your pieces a timeless style that has Sparkle and interesting to look at
PRISTINE CONDITION
RUST FREE
BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND CUT BEADS



These unique beads haven't been produced since the turn of the 19th Century; back then, bead making was a real art. Today, French Metal Beads are most often used in Victorian-era purse restorations,as well as in high-end jewelry design. In general, the holes of these beads are quite large and should accommodate a #12 or smaller beading needle. Because they are quite rare, quantities are limited. Again, these are Metal beads, not glass. Please care for them properly.

A LITTLE HISTORY .........THE FRENCH WERE THE FIRST TO PRODUCE THESE AMAZING BEADS WHICH STARTED A FASHION TREND IN THE LATE 1800S. SOON AFTER, THE FASHION MADE IT'S WAY TO THE USA AND A FEW AMERICAN MAKERS STARTED TO PRODUCE THE BEADS WHICH FAILED TO LIVE UP TO THE QUALITY OF THE FRENCH MADE BEADS. AMERICAN MADE STEEL BEADS RUST AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THEN THE FRENCH STEEL CUTS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE METAL MINED IN THE US WAS LESS SUPERIOR TO THAT FOUND IN FRANCE MINES.



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Great transaction with wonderful product! Love these beads!
Dec 19, 2017 by BellaVixen
Great first transaction. Really teensy beads but such lovely colors and faceting. This seller aims to please and I would be happy to return. Thank you Marsi!
Mar 15, 2017 by EclecticHarmony
Love these beads and the store! Great customer service - Marsi is the best!
Mar 22, 2016 by Catherine
Beautiful beads! Great communication with the seller who is super sweet! Post office mishipped package and tho it wasn't the sellers fault...she shipped extra beads to make up for their mistake. A very kind and considerate seller with wonderful product! Thank you Marsi!
May 1, 2015 by prbaldwin1
GREAT ITEM! Fast shipping! Thank you!
Apr 10, 2015 by PAM

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