Watermelon, Striped Red and Blue on Yellow, Antique Venetian


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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 red and blue stripes over a deep yellow base
  • 21-inch strand, all beads in perfect condition
  • 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.