These antique Bohemian glass nailhead sew on beads are black with a flashy iridescent blue iris finish that lends flashes of blue, green and purple, depending on the light. The top side is faceted, and each bead measures approximately 6mm round, with a single hole.
MATERIALS, MEASUREMENTS & QUANTITIES
✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 6 mm
✭ Quantity = 50 beads
These are especially lovely beads, with a particularly flashy iris finish! They’re strung into little mini hanks with 5 strands, measuring about 2.5″ long. Each strand has 10 beads, for a grand total of 50 beads per mini hank.
These beads were produced between 1865 – 1915. They were used predominantly by the garment industry, as their flat backs make them excellent for embellishing clothing and other fabrics. They were also used as jewelry components, strung with thread or wire.
Some of the photos show master hanks, since this is a great way to convey color and cut. This listing is for ONE mini bundle, with about 50 of these uncommon old beads. They are ideal for jewelry design, bead embroidery, crazy quilting, scrapbooking, mixed media art and anything else your creative heart desires 🙂