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Vintage Glass Beads YELLOW JAPANESE MILLEFIORI Oval 12mm pkg4 gl585

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Vintage BRIGHT canary yellow Japanese millefiori glass tapered oval beads!
These beads are a deep rich canary yellow with a very high luster which have been imported from Japan and are from the 1980's if not earlier.
If you love this bead, please check out the numerous other vintage Japanese millefiori beads in my glass section.

Millifiori' literally means “thousand flowers”. To make such beads, thin rods of different colors of glass are bundled together, with the ends of the rods forming a design, such as flowers. The bundle is fused together, then cross section slices are cut off, jelly-roll fashion. These slices are applied and melted over a glass core. The resulting bead has a three dimensional look filled with flowers or other patterns.

These vintage beads have a gorgeous high luster to them as you can see in the photographs despite being over 30 years old and are impossible to come across these days!

Price is for 4 of these oval approximately 12mm x 5.5mm beads and I 100% guarantee them to be vintage from Japan. Because they are handmade, the sizes do vary somewhat but we will do our best to match the 4 that you purchase.

I sold many of these Japanese millifiori glass beads 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'll never see beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood "gem show" and won't find them at your local bead shop!

You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile
Debby & Joel Arem

Vintage Glass Beads YELLOW JAPANESE MILLEFIORI Oval 12mm pkg4 gl585


  • Vintage Supply from the 1970s
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