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Antique Marvered Glass Beads

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These marvered glass beads are Islamic and were made between 600-900AD. Starting with a hot black core of glass, glass blowers built up layers of the bead by rolling it in bits and pieces of discarded scrap glass until they achieved the desired size. Not only did this give each bead a uniquely speckled pattern, but it also allowed artisans to use every piece of precious material and limit waste. Since this technique was achieved with the scraps from a day's work, these beads are also known as "end of the day beads".

The beads range from 7mm to 18mm hole to hole and 12mm to 25mm in width.

Total length of strand is approx 8.5 inches.

You will receive the exact beads you see pictured here. They are temporarily strung and meant to be used in your own jewelry creations.

These glass beads are indeed antique pieces and their condition reflects that. Worn edges and weathering are a product of time and use...not defects.

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Antique Marvered Glass Beads

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