Lovely large copper beads. These are vintage new old stock copper plated oval beads. At 26mm long, they are a good large size and would make a nice focal bead or work well in a chunky style or feature piece.
As these beads are vintage, they may have spots or scratches on them, nothing out of line with the age. Many could probably be removed with a good polish. Additionally, a few of these beads have a small flat spot on the end.
Red Copper Beads
Copper Plated Acrylic Base Beads
Vintage New Old Stock Beads
26mm Long, 18mm wide, hole size about 2mm
If strung, the strand would measure a bit over 8 Inches.
A story about copper. My family has a cabin in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. 100 years ago, this area of Michigan was home to the world's largest copper mines. It's a rich history and the people there are quite proud of it. You can find copper jewelry and knickknacks in every gift shop. Affordable and lovely, I always bought a piece of copper jewelry as a souvenir. While in high school, talking to a friend, I said, "some people like silver, some people like gold, but I like copper." Though I now giggle at my 15-year-old self too, I had no idea why a teacher's aide who overheard me started laughing. But, it's still true. I still love copper and think this red metal makes a lovely addition to all kinds of jewelry, either in combination with other metals or on its own.
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