Re: Bead Names
Re: What are these black beads called? -- Luann Udell Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
05/26/2018, 12:18:56

Hi Luann,

Lots of beads do not have specific names. Perhaps most of them.

These are squat melon-form glass beads. (That's a description, and not a name.) They have some congruency to what are popularly called "dog tooth" beads—though "dog tooth" beads generally have a crude white band around the equator. This is not a name that I like, and I have no idea where it came from.

I think you are correct in describing them as "fluted," "lobed"—and as "squashed pumpkins." Perhaps not their professional name (!).


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