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Crow Beads

We're thrilled to announce our monumental special purchase of over 200,000 kilos of Handmade Vintage Italian glass beads! We've bought up oodles of exquisite examples of fine, hand-crafted vintage Murano glass beads made by Societa Veneziana Conterie. Societa Veneziana Conterie was a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992. When the consortium shut its doors in 1992, our friends over at Prairie Edge Trading and Galleries rescued all of the consortium's remaining stock of glass beads from an uncertain future. Earlier this summer, we scooped up the the entire lot, to ensure that these little pieces of beaded history can once again be shared and appreciated by all! Most of our Vintage Venetian Seed, Crow, and Chevron Beads were manufactured between the late 1800's and 1920's, while our colorful and intricate Murano Mosaic beads were manufactured in the 1960's-70's.
Due to the HAND-CRAFTED nature of our vintage selections, certain variances in shape, size, and uniformity are to be expected and embraced.

Item Details:

Fiber Optic Donut Light Purple 12mm A Grade
Picture of 72FO696, Fiber Optic Donut Light Purple 12mm A Grade
72FO696

2 PC $2.50 ($1.25 per PC)

4 PC $3.75 ($0.94 per PC)

20 PC $15.00 ($0.75 per PC)

40 PC $28.80 ($0.72 per PC)

Quantity:

Shape: Donuts- Large Hole
Size: 12mm
Color: Pinks and Purples
Finish: Cat's Eye
Material: Fiber Optic/ Cats Eye Glass
Made in: China
Description: Our beautiful Grade A Fiber Optic (Cat's Eye Beads) display a perfectly centered chatoyant "Cat's Eye" effect. These top quality beads start out from the same material used for fiber optic telephone cables. The glass fibers are fused together and then machine cut into innumerable shapes and sizes. The cat's eye effect of these beads is a result of light reflecting off the edges of the glass fibers at the surface of the bead.
This bead features a generous hole size of 5mm, opening up a wide range of stringing options!
Showroom Aisle: 29
Showroom Section: D

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