These vintage glass nailhead beads are a pretty translucent jade green color, and the top side is faceted.
It’s an unusual color that was difficult to capture accurately. As you can see from the photos, the color seems to change depending on the lighting and background colors.
MATERIALS, MEASUREMENTS & QUANTITIES
✭ Material = glass
✭ Size = 6 mm
✭ Quantity = 24 beads
Each bead measures approximately 6mm round, with a single hole. This listing is for one strand of these fabulous old beads, which contains about 24 beads.
These antique Bohemian glass sew on 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 full hanks, to best convey color and cut. Again, this listing is for ONE strand, with about 24 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 🙂