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Vintage Venetian bright tomato red white and black millefiori glass beads that look like eyes complete with eyelashes! These vintage beads were each handmade in Italy and no two are alike! They have a somewhat 'primitive' look to them which always intrigued me.

Please note: These beads DO have a smooth surface with a lovely sheen - the tiny 'holes' that you see are because I take SUCH close up photographs but are NOT visible when you look at the beads in your hand.

These beads are a ripe tomato red color with what looks like eyeballs on them!

◉ If you love the look of these beads, I also have them listed in other colors :
➤black and white
➤yellow and orange
➤purple and white
➤orange and white
➤pink and orange
➤dark turquoise and white
➤green and white
➤yellow and white

'Millefiori' 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 beads are approximately 8mm - 10mm and price is for 6 of these fabulous beads which we 100% guarantee to be vintage Italian venetian millefiori glass. We will do our best to match the 6 that you purchase but please note there is variation in the sizes since they're handmade!
I'll be listing some other beads like this that we found while unpacking a huge box in our studio.

I sold many types of millefiori glass beads through the trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during the 1980's.
You'll never see beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood "gem show"!

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 Glass Beads Venetian RED BLACK Millefiori EYES 8.5mm pkg6 eye8


Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1960s
  • Materials: glass, millefiori glass, millifiori glass, italian glass, venetian glass, red millefiori glass, red and white millefiori glass, eyeball glass beads, vintage millefiori glass bead, vintage red millefiori glass, recycled venetian glass bead, recycled red venetian glass bead, vintage beads
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