Watermelon Beads, Antique Venetian Glass, Blue Stripe

AFS-27

Regular price $19.00

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  • Antique striped oval beads, known in the trade as Watermelon beads because the green chevron version actual looks like a watermelon
  • These aren't chevrons, but have royal blue stripes over bluish white base
  • Most are 12x7mm on raffia strands with 19-20 inches of beads
  • These ovals are made by pinching down the ends of a tubular bead while the glass is still soft. That inevitably results in somewhat uneven ends. I overcome this by using a size 8 seed bead on either end before adding any other beads. The seed beads swivel as needed to allow the necklace to hang straight.