Maybe not so new
Re: speaking of new Chinese beads... -- lindabd Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
04/15/2018, 07:59:33

They remind me of pink beads I bought from Hands of the Hills in the early 1990s. Steve mentioned importing beads from a factory in Boshan.

I've often wondered why lampworkers from Europe haven't produced this beautiful swirled tourmaline pink glass - it seems to come only from China. Perhaps a Chinese glass factory developed the recipe 'way back when Cixi was in love with tourmaline from the California mines? Likely more my overactive imagination, but I continue to wonder...

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