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These gorgeous vintage beads are vintage Venetian glass flowers on wire. They are pale yellow glass, and remind me of lemon ice. They are on copper wires. In wonderful condition, these beautifully detailed bell shaped flowers may be a little dusty and the wires will show some patina. These measure about 10mm or just a touch larger. The wires vary in length, all are over 2 inches long. You will receive 2 of these special vintage Venetian flower beads, as shown in the first 2 photos. The last photo shows an original bouquet.

We date our vintage Venetian glass flowers on wire to the 1920's, see our blog post here:
http://bumbershootdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/venetian-flowers-on-wire-history-and.html

If you decide to turn these into bead drops, for use as dangles or charms, first you may need to cut the wire to the appropriate length. Then, with one pair of pliers, hold the headpin securely at the base of the wire near the glass and using a second pair of pliers, turn the loop from the end of the wire in. That way you won't stress the connection of the wire and glass. See this tutorial on our blog for additional information and photos: http://bumbershootdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/tutorial-tips-for-working-with-beads-on.html

Vintage Venetian Glass Flower Bead on Wire Light Yellow vgb0387 (2)


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  • Materials: vintage, glass, bead, drop, wire, metal
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