Vintage Chinese Carved Golden Serpentine Dragon Black Onyx Bead Necklace, Vintage Black Frosted Glass, Vintage German Gold Glass
Vintage Chinese hand carved golden serpentine beads , vintage custom cut black frosted glass,vintage 1950s West German gold glass ,Vintage 1950s ornate antiqued bronze filigree beads
A fabulous high relief carved amber gold serpentine barrel bead from the 1970s features a dragon that wraps all the way around - this focal bead is an impressive 1 3/4" in length and approximately 3/4" in diameter - matching carved serpentine beads in the same color and in two different sizes - approximately 18mm and 24mm ( there are 25mm to the inch ) have been combined with 1950s West German brushed gold glass abacus spacer beads for a bit of subdued sparkle.
◉ As a point of interest : The German glass bead industry began in 1948 when German glass makers were evicted from Czechoslovakia because of their German surnames. Of the two thousand or so workers and owners evicted- only about 2 or 3 were still making hand pressed glass in the 70's.
All the vintage German glass beads that I use in my work is from this earliest time period ( the 1950s ) and not the 1970s and later.
Custom cut black onyx beads in the same abacus shape compliment these gorgeous glass beads and ornate filigree beads from the 1950s add additional texture and interest.
Finally black frosted glass beads which we also had custom cut of us in Hong Kong during the late 1970s offer an elegant frame for this asymmetrical piece.
I've knotted this necklace on black silk cord and it measures approximately 30" in length.
This necklace will arrive gift wrapped in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk brocade purse
all ready for gift giving
◉ I also sell these vintage embroidered silk brocade purses - available in 3 different sizes - in my other Etsy vintage supply shop - EurekaEureka.etsy.com
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Love my beads! The coloring in the epidote was not as intense as illustrated, but it is certainly a good example of the mineral. The colors in the unakite beads are wonderful. The quality of the carving I would rate as good to excellent.
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.