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Vintage LUCITE TIGEREYE Gold PICASSO Beads 9mm pkg 8 res419

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Vintage Picasso lucite beads in marvelous gold amber browns and very reminiscent of the semiprecious stone tigereye but at a fraction of the cost.
I absolutely fell in love with these vintage beads when we found them in 1979 in London during one of our very first buying trips there to the antique district on Portobello Road. I'd never seen anything like these before and I purchased all that I could find at the time as I knew I wouldn't be back any time soon!

They're a Picasso style mottled lucite bead and the colors were rather difficult to reproduce but these photographs are very close to the actual color. They are a very 'shimmery' golden bead as you can see and no two are alike.

Price is for 8 of these 9mm beads which I 100% guarantee to be vintage and purchased in London in 1979 but are most likely from the 1950's -1960's.

They are wonderful when used to make earrings as they are light as a feather because they are made from resin.

I sold many of these lucite or resin 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 resin beads like this nowadays at your neighborhood "gem show"!

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

Vintage LUCITE TIGEREYE Gold PICASSO Beads 9mm pkg 8 res419


  • Vintage Supply from the 1950s
  • Materials: lucite beads, resin beads, vintage lucite beads, vintage picasso beads, vintage tigerye picasso bead, recycled tigereye picasso bead, Japanese tigereye bead, recycled lucite Picasso bead, golden amber lucite bead
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