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Faceted Russian Blue Glass Trade Beads (10mm)

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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Original price $85.00 - Original price $85.00
Original price $85.00
$85.00
$85.00 - $85.00
Current price $85.00
Approx. 65 beads |
3-5mm Hole |
27-28 inches Strand Length
Among the most celebrated of faceted beads, Russian Blues derive their romantic name from their involvement in the Russian fur trade of the Pacific Northwest where they first appeared in the America’s during the early 1800’s. Inspired by faceted gemstone beads, the art of faceting glass was mastered by the artisans of Bohemia. There, as nowhere else in the Europe, the plentiful supply of running water supplied the energy necessary to operate the grinding wheels used to cut glass. These beads, designed for export were subsequently distributed to traders and found their way to both Africa and the Americas. Authentic Russian Blue beads such as these were produced in a number of shapes and shades, some more rare than others. Look carefully and you can see the unique quality of these hand-faceted beads apparent in the slight irregularity of the individual facets. Each bead measures approximately 8-11 x 9-12mm with about 65 beads per strand. Some beads may fall outside this range and not all strands will cover the full size range. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from photo. NOTE: Pictured strand is slightly longer than current stock. Don’t miss your chance to own this special piece of history today!

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Among the most celebrated of faceted beads, Russian Blues derive their romantic name from their involvement in the Russian fur trade of the Pacific Northwest where they first appeared in the America’s during the early 1800’s. Inspired by faceted gemstone beads, the art of faceting glass was mastered by the artisans of Bohemia. There, as nowhere else in the Europe, the plentiful supply of running water supplied the energy necessary to operate the grinding wheels used to cut glass. These beads, designed for export were subsequently distributed to traders and found their way to both Africa and the Americas. Authentic Russian Blue beads such as these were produced in a number of shapes and shades, some more rare than others. Look carefully and you can see the unique quality of these hand-faceted beads apparent in the slight irregularity of the individual facets. Each bead measures approximately 8-11 x 9-12mm with about 65 beads per strand. Some beads may fall outside this range and not all strands will cover the full size range. Each strand is unique and may vary slightly from photo. NOTE: Pictured strand is slightly longer than current stock. Don’t miss your chance to own this special piece of history today!

Specifications

Strand Length 27-28 inches
Bead Size 8-11 x 9-12mm
Hole Size 3-5mm
Number of Beads 65 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Faceted
UPC 739325909841
SKU PTB-FCT-BLU-131

Specifications

Strand Length 27-28 inches
Bead Size 8-11 x 9-12mm
Hole Size 3-5mm
Number of Beads 65 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Faceted
UPC 739325909841
SKU PTB-FCT-BLU-131
4.0
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 1 review
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1 review
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    Gregory C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Russian Blue Glass Trade Beads

    These are the coolest beads! Each is very unique yet put together they present a beautiful and connected theme.

    Why only 4 stars? They certainly were not inexpensive, and on just a few of the beads, the hole diameter is not the 3mm minimum as advertised. I’m still very glad I purchased them.

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