The dappled opaque red beads were individually made over an open flame in post-WWII Japan.
As such, no two are precisely alike, and it's only an approximation to say they measure 22mm long by 12mm in diameter.
It is, however, an exact statement to say that they are gorgeous.
I've added contemporary Czech 8mm frosted glass beads, and 5mm faceted glass bicones, lots of gold plate findings, and spaced the larger beads with sparkling golden glass seed beads.
The hook-and-extender closure gives the necklace a working length of from 19-1/2" to 21-1/2".
It's another innovative design from SPARKLE PLENTY.
All of our one of a kind and limited edition artisan beaded jewelry is individually handcrafted in our studio in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to browse our online store to see all of our bracelets, necklaces and earrings and other fashion accessories.
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