|Beer bottle brown "Russian" beads|
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They're not from the African trade.
These are the beads that accompanied that aventurine sommerso cabochon clasp discussed a few days ago.
It was a long 33" strand of 160 beads that vary around 7mm in diameter.
Found my notes referring to a post dating to 2013, when I first got them. Here's the link:
At any rate, I finally got around to doing something with them, as the way they were strung seemed unattractive to me. So combined them with some amber nuggets and topaz pony beads, for a length that can be worn flapper style, long-and-short, doubled, or tripled into a choker. Not exactly turning a sow's ear into a silk purse, but at least it got them out of the storage box...
Ruth & John Picard have acquired what seem to be a similar set of these beads.