I recollect selling brass clasps like this in the 1990s
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Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
02/27/2018, 11:49:37

Based only upon personal observation from taking apart vintage necklaces, earlier twisted "jeweler's wire" aka "tigertail" doesn't seem to have had the plastic coating characteristic of wires sold in the later decades of the 20th century. Also fewer wires in the older twisted cables - 3 to 7, IIRC.

Guessing this is a comparatively recent design assembled from older beads from the African trade.

Modified by beadiste at Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 11:50:03

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