VINTAGE ITALIAN GLASS BEADS GREY BROWN 8.5mm x 10mm pkg6 1970s GL330
Vintage Italian lampwork beads with soft muted swirled colors in browns and a pale bluish grey. Each bead of course is different because theyre handmade but we will do our best to match the 6 that you purchase. The luster is incredible even though these beads are well over 30 years old!
We found these beads in Italy during one of our first European buying trips in 1979. We had heard about a particular outdoor market in Ventemiglia, Italy and made it our business to stop while on our way to Nice, France in 1979. I found quite a number of incredible beads there that Ive never seen since and can never replace.
I mixed these beautiful glass beads with grey (natural) chalcedony and tigereye for a beaded necklace I did for the Smithsonian.
*** Please check out these gemstone round beads under my section gemstone beads if you are interested***
Price is for 6 of these vintage lampwork Italian glass beads which measure approximately 8.5mm x 10mm and we 100% guarantee them to be vintage from the 1970s if not earlier.
I sold many such unusual lampwork beads in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during the mid 1980s as well as in a design I did for the Smithsonian.
You'll never see beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood gem show or neighborhood bead shop!
You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page
Vintage Origin Details
Country of Origin
Vintage Venetian Italian Lampwork Gray Brown striped glass beads
First Item: $9.50
Additional Items: $1.00
All Other Countries
First Item: $16.50
Additional Items: $1.00
First Item: $3.50
Additional Items: $0.50
We try to ship (First class) within 72 hours of receiving payment. Insurance will add a bit more depending on the value of your purchase.Our products ship first class mail and Priority Mail in the USA and First Class international.
If the customer wishes to have tracking and insurance for international orders,the package must be shipped either Express or Priority mail. Please contact us for such estimated shipping costs.
We cannot be responsible for shipments lost in transit unless insured by the customer.
**We automatically insure DOMESTIC packages if they're $100 or more! All such packages have a tracking number and normally ship USPS First Class *** Priority mail is $7.50-$10.00 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise, depending on distance from our location.
For international shipping of higher value items, please contact us for a shipping quotation.
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.
We want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchases!
We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.
Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
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.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!