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Product "Ducks Blood," Bohemian, red glass trade beads(alternating size) "SOLD"
"Ducks Blood," Bohemian, red glass trade beads(alternating size) "SOLD"
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"Ducks Blood," Bohemian, red glass trade bead (20mm X 23mm) necklace alternating with the same type of bead but larger (28mm X 25mm), 19" long necklace. The age of these beads is late 1800s to early 1900s. Their condition is very good. These beads have been traded across at least three continents and graced many owners, their patina attests to their age and use and includes some end chips, pitting and corrosion. To read more about these beads read Beads of the World by Peter Francis and Beads, An Exploration of Bead Traditions Around the World by Coles and Budwig. Finally, the beads have been strung together using a laborious and intricate macrame technique.

To have survived to the present, these beads have been cherished by their previous owners. To best care for this necklace, it is recommended that you store it flat and separate from other jewelry to reduce the chance of damage to your beads. We hope you enjoy and treasure your necklace as much as its previous owners have!