Vintage glass beads. Each hank varies between 6-7" long, with 10 strings per hank. 60-70 linear inches of vintage 3mm beads in a blue-based red. Large hole, no sharp edges. Single hanks $7, $55 for 10 hanks.
Toward the end of the 1870s, the European market was flooded with what were known as "porcelain beads"; among English-speaking trade bead collectors, they were called "tile beads." Designers especially appreciated the large holes. The beadmakers of Gablonz developed this variety of porcelain-like glass beads in 1885 and received awards at the 1900 Paris World Fair. Most tile beads are 6-7mm, rather big, but these are a more delicate version. 3mm = about 1/8". I also have them in light turquoise and corn yellow, loose, not on hanks, which you'll see pictured further down my page. .
The yellow & light turq are on super clearance! I'll be adding prices on them & other older photos here, that weren't priced before, bc they were in my Etsy shop...which isn't open now.
A closer look at one of our beaded embroidery pieces in the shop. All handmade in the SMQ workshop. New works coming soon to the collection!.
This particular piece is chock full of copper and blush pink vinyl disc beads. We are so in love! Shop the collection at the link in bio.
Done for now-but not forever.
This one is for myself-which is why I've been tapping away at it so slowly. This #denimjacket#design is a #lunamoth inside a wicker wreath and is adorned with #handbeading
It is quite a feminine design and It incorporates a lot of symbology I often use in my artworks and have used in my existing tattoo designs (the moon most of all). I hope y'all like it! ✨🌿