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Posted by: lindabd Post Reply
09/04/2020, 09:27:03

Just sharing this because I think it is lovely.
Lamp work clasp for a lamp work bead choker.

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Vintage?
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
09/04/2020, 12:40:51

Looks like it's strung on clear nylon - any idea of the age on this piece? Of course it may have been re-strung,but I'm wondering when this type of solid nylon began to be seen in the beaded jewelry market.

It is a really nice, unique piece!



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Posted by: stefany Post Reply
09/04/2020, 13:14:20

yes- it may have been 20s/30squality lampwork beads by a czech designer workshop, using the same glass to fashion the end beads with large enough apertures for the ready-made metal screw clasp components to glue in. The readymade metal beads are stamped as flat sheets bent into the bead shapes to resemble filigree, and the entire necklace would have needed thread with embroidery beads or knots to be properly flexible and prevent abrasion.
i do recall that "nylon fishing line" was available in the 50s in various thicknesses when i began to discover beads- the main advantage for less experienced threaders was it was stiff enough not to require a needle, and unlike wire or tiger tail it didn't kink. but it was not considered a professional solution. the attaching at either end was not very attractive, and sometimes it could deteriorate and stretch or break without warning. A friend tried to make a bead curtain with fishing line but gave up because each strand hung in a spiral form, not draping straight.



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Re: super cool lampwork clasp / Lovely!
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
09/05/2020, 03:04:06

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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It has a certain 1950's appearance.
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Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
09/05/2020, 12:14:55



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