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Gorgeous vintage Japanese clear lucite beads from the late 1970's known as tensha beads. These beads are adorned with intricate floral decals and gold or foil accents on an acrylic base.
We purchased these beads in London during one of our first buying trips there but they had in fact been imported from Japan.

*Please note: There's a lot of ' new ' tensha beads being manufactured currently in Japan so be sure of what you're purchasing. These are indeed vintage tensha from the 1970's which we 100% guarantee and not new tensha being exported from Japan and sold online in a number of places! There's a HUGE difference in the quality of the workmanship between these old vintage beads and the new ones being mass produced**

The roses on these beads are a deep golden yellow with a darker edge . The daises are white with rosey centers and seem to float within these lightweight Japanese acrylic beads which have a CLEAR background. These beads are in excellent condition and similar to another bead I have listed in my shop where the roses are basically white as well as beads that have reddish/pink roses on a black background.

Price is for 2 of these 16mm vintage beads ( they're a wonderful substantial size measuring about 3/4" across - i.e. 25mm = 1 " ) and I 100% guarantee these to be vintage Japanese beads from the 1970's - the workmanship is wonderful unlike many of the 'newer tensha ' beads being made today trying to copy these older patterns.

These are truly unique - I have never seen anyone else selling anything like these and you will never see anything like this in your local 'gem show or neighborhood bead shop.

I sold many tensha beads such as these through the Smithsonian Institution's museum shop and mail order catalog during the 1980's and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.

You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page!

Frequently asked questions about EurekaEureka

We sell vintage products that in most cases cannot be replaced. The quality and uniqueness of our items does not allow for negotiation on prices.
While we may offer special promotional sales from time to time (such as free shipping on orders at our discretion ), our inventory prices are final as listed.
Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. He is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities in the world on colored gemstones. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he went on to publish numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.
The Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones has for more than 30 years been the world's most authoritative source of information on (and pictures of) gemstones, including many of the rare gems, such as andalusite.
You can feel 100% confident purchasing from us!
Visit Joel's own website for more information about his credentials http://www.joelarem.com
TO RETURN ITEMS:
Arem Designs
P.O. Box 5056
Laytonsville, Md.
20882
Once we receive your returned items, we will issue you a credit to your PayPal account MINUS your shipping costs to return them

TO SEND A MONEY ORDER: Please make it out to:
Debby Arem
and mail it to me at P.O. Box 5056 Laytonsville, Maryland 20882.
We will notify you as soon as it arrives and your order will be shipped. Edit
Giving a Gift?
I am more than happy to mail your purchase directly to the gift recipient!
Just add their shipping address in NOTES TO SELLER when you check out, and let me know that it is a gift. And of course I will NOT include a sales receipt in their package.

I am happy to include a gift enclosure with your message on it. Just let me know what you'd like me to write for you.

Vintage Lucite Beads JAPANESE YELLOW ROSE Tensha 16mm pkg2 dec77


Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1970s
  • Materials: vintage tensha beads, japanese tensha beads, yellow rose tensha beads, yellow pink daisy flowers tensha, clear translucent tensha beads
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 10258 reviews