VINTAGE German GLASS GREEN Crackle BEADS OVAL 12mm pkg2 GL481
Vintage West German clear and dark green pressed glass beads with a wonderful sparkle and texture!
Its quite hard for me to part with these beads as they are so extraordinary with their high relief texture and two toned translucent clear and deep green color! I only have perhaps 20 or so beads left like this in my studio.
These are more of the vintage West German pressed glass that I collected in the 1980s.
These beads each measure approximately 12mm x7mm and are a beautiful two toned bead - much like my item number GL-480 which is in clear and turquoise! These beads also have the characteristic pineapple diamond pattern which creates so much interest and was so popular back in the 1950s when this kind of amazing pressed glass was being made!
Price is for 2 of these beads which we 100% guarantee to be West German pressed glass from the 1950s.
The way that this type of bead was made ( pressed glass ) is fascinating! The glass that was going to be used was first heated on a mandrel (rod) in much the same way that lamp work beads are made today.
A press which almost resembled tongs used to cook with, was then wrapped around the molten glass to form the desired shape. Many times, VERY detailed impressions were on the ends of these tongs that were used in these vintage West German pressed glass beads so that the final bead looked almost as if it were etched or carved.
You certainly will never find beads like this at your local bead shop!
I sold many such unique and one of a kind glass beads through the Smithsonian Institutions museum shop and mail order catalog during the 1980s and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.
You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page
First Item: $4.00
Additional Items: $0.50
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2016
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!