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FEBRUARY 2014
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ROSARY BEADS - 1 of 4
(ANTIQUE, VINTAGE)
( Czechoslovakia, Italy,
Germany, Japan, Africa, India )
ROSARYWORKSHOP.COM
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CATALOG  # 02.a
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ANTIQUE & VINTAGE BEADS
 
 see selection of antique &
vintage beads below found in an old box:
VINTAGE CZECH BEADS
TURQUISE BLUE - 1950s    -   BUTTER YELLOW - 1960s
ANTIQUE BLUE - 40,50   -     7mm CRYSTAL SUN - 1930
VARIEGATED TABLE CUTS - 1940,50
very limited
VINTAGE SPACERS   -   TABULARS
OLD RED HEARTS   -   AMETHYST HEARTS


~ VINTAGE CZECH pre 1980s / 90s ~
A BEAUTIFUL FIND, VENDER RELEASED
Recently our Czech Vender released a series of old vintage 8mm round 'DRUK' beads.  I remember seeing these in his collection from as early as the late 70's to late 80s - He was cautious about dating them but felt they were at least pre late 80s.  Some I cannot even find any more - Never to be seen again when gone. (available in 60 & 10 pks)
60 / 10 - VINTAGE CZECH CLEAR BEADS  (8 mm) 
Available in pk of 60 or 10. Remarkable clarity. Any texture you see is showing through from the surface below. We left it there to show how very clear these beads are.
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ROW 1:  Lt topazy / rose ,   ROW 2: mossy / green,   ROW 3:  Lt blue, 
ROW 4:   clear / Lt ivory,   ROW 5:   topazy / gold
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(available in 60 & 10 pks)
check for availability and pricing
VCZ.51400-CART
(unable to replace)

 60 / 10 - VINTAGE CZEC 8mm 'IRIS' DRUKS
'IRIS" (Iridescent beads)  are generally opaque with a multitued of rainbow colors fired into their surface. These are especially lovely and havent seen any lately with this rich coloring. Available in 60  or 10 pks


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ROW 1: green iris   ROW 2:  purple iris   ROW 3:  blue iris 
ROW 4:  brown iris
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(available in 60 & 10 pks)
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VCZ.51410-CART
(unable to replace)

60 / 10 - VINTAGE CZEC - 8mm 'AB' 
AB (Aurora Borealis) became popular in mid 50s through Dior and Swarovski. Created by applying a permanent micro-thin layer of silver/metal brushed on the surface of a glass bead giving it a rainbow iridescent finish. We tried several times to scan the AB finish but  they would slip back.   A few in each group without the brushed AB.


(have no idea why the silver is shy in these images as most carry the AB finish)

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ROW 1: ruby red / AB      ROW 2: cobalt blue / AB
(available in 60 & 10 pks)
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check for availability and pricing
VCZ.51420-CART
(unable to replace)

60 / 10 - VINTAGE CZECH 8mm YELLOW
A rich, clear yellow color on this opaque bead - not sure if we can get this clarity any more. Delightfully happy color!
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(note color difference of the Czech beads to German Vintage shown below)

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ROW 1: brilliant yellow
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(available in 60 & 10 pks)
check for availability & pricing
VCZ.51430-CART
(unable to replace)

 

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~ FOUND IN AN OLD BOX ~
OLD HAND PRESSED BEADS FROM THE 50s and 60s
The vintage / antique beads below are all sold in bags of 60, enough to make one rosary. Please check for availability as unable to replace when gone.

JAPAN - DATED 1950s

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BEAUTIFUL (10 mm) TURQUOISE BLUE GLASS BEAD 
JAPAN (mid 1950s)  a bit greener than the monitor shows, giving them a beautiful natural turquoise look.  They are made using the lampwork process, making these beads remarkable in their unity.  Lampwork process:  Glass cane or rods are reheated using a lamp (flame) to melt the glass so it may be rolled over a wire forming the glass into a bead shape. Made shortly after 'Occupied Japan - 1952' period.
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ANT.213.60-CART
 (limited unable to replace)
   
   
WEST GERMANY DATED 1960s

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RICH, (8 mm) BUTTER CREAMY BEIGE GLASS BEAD
  WEST GERMANY (1960s) Each of these glass beads has been formed by putting hot glass into a special glass bead mold to create the shape of the bead. These are rare and beautiful, beads today simply do not have this essence, color or form. 

ANT.212.60-CART
 (limited unable to replace)


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~ ANTIQUE BLUES 1940-50s
HAND PRESSED / WHEEL POLISHED
 (circa - 1940s -1950ss - Czech) very limited, unable to replace when gone. Also found in an old box, the blue in these beads is impossible to image unless held in the hand under natural light. 
FACETED CRYSTAL BLUE 

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ANT.51400.60-CART
(limited unable to replace)


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~ FACETED CRYSTAL 1930s 7mm ~
ANT.51401.60 - 7 mm  HAND PRESSED FACETED BEADS - (approx 60 per bag)
Appear to be crystal with inclusions of cloud white and pure yellow like the sun.

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PACKAGED INTO BAGS OF 60
Hardly ever see 7mm any more as dedicated to early rosary makers. These were dated 1930s by our vender who specializee in antique and vintage beads when they were available.  We  found these in an old forgotten box.  We have packaged them into groups of 60 for rosary making so there is little waste. 
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ANT.51401.60 - CART
(limited unable to replace)

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~ VARI 'TABLE CUTS' 40s / 50s ~
ANT.51403-60 - RARE, OLD  '2 WINDOW'
These beads are drilled at a slight angle creating a delightful 'dancing' effect when strung. The 'tablecut' or '2 window' allows one to look inside at the beautiful inner  variegation of colors. Our vender dated these between late 1940s - early 1950s (Germany). Never to be seen again when gone. 
OVAL (6x8mm) CRYSTAL WITH TOPAZY INCLUSIONS

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THESE BEADS DANCE!
 No other way to describe these wonderful beads
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ANT.51403-60-CART
(rare - unable to replace)

OVAL (6x8mm)CRYSTAL WITH SOFT COLOR INCLUSIONS

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A.ANT.51404-60-CART

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~ RARE 'TULIP BEADS' 40s / 50s ~
ANT.51405-60 - SMALL TULIPS 
Unable to find tulip beads anymore in the rich old colors of this Vintage period. Crystal tulips with amethyst and rose inclusions makes these little pressed glass tulips very very special for rosaries and jewelry. Our vender dated these between late 1940s - early 1950s (Germany). Never to be seen again when gone. 
60 SMALL TULIP BEADS (7 x 9 mm) 
Available in pk of 60 only. Please ckeck for availability and pricing by clicking CART link below.

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ANT.51405-60-CART
(rare - unable to replace)

10 or 60 pk MEDIUM TULIP BEADS (9 x 13 mm)
Available in packages of 10 or 60 for rosaries, chaplets and jewelry. Check cart below for availability and pricing of each.
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same colors as above, no two the same, two sizes.

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A.ANT.51405-60-CART
(unable to replace)

10 or 60 PACK -  MEDIUM TULIP BEADS (9 x 13 mm) 
very few of this color left, please ck for availability - crstal with inclusions of lt blue and soft butter.


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A.ANT.51405-60-CART
(unable to replace)
 


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~   OVAL FLOWER BEADS ~
ANT.51406-60  FROM THE SAME OLD GLASS CANE
 Available in 10 and 60 per bag. Pressed glass beads in crystal with rose and amethyst inclusions. Note the surface of these flat, oval beads have a flower pressed itno their surface.  Great for rosaries, chaplets or jewelry. Vender dated these 1940s - early 1950s (Germany). Never to be seen again when gone. 
OVAL (10 x 12 mm) CRYSTAL 
WITH ROSE AND AMETHYST INCLUSIONS

found in an old box, purchased about 10 years ago

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ANT.51406-60-CART
(rare - unable to replace)

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~ VINTAGE  '6/o' SPACER BEADS ~
ALSO CALLED 'PONY BEADS'
Sometimes called 'Pony Beads'. select from these old beads from our personal collection of beads in 3 colors. (only two colors left) Originally 'Pony' beads were used for trade by Fur Traders and Priests as early as the 1500s.  These are vintage. Great for spacers on rosaries, chaplets, jewelry.  Very limited and unable to replace. Sold in reusable 4 x 1 x .5 in flip top containers.

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TOP 'PONY' BEADS:  a traditional stripe in white and blue on a terra cotta background. BOTTOM 'PONY' BEADS: a mix of several colors in the blue and amethyst family. Of the three colors originally offered, these are the only 2 left. Please check on availability by clicking cart below
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V.SPACERS
(limited unable to replace)

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~ VINTAGE  'TABULAR'  BEADS ~
INDIVIDUALLY HAND MADE ROSEBUD BEADS
Very limited, unable to replace.  Rosebuds are not painted on, they are glass.  TOP: Silver liner draws forth the flowers beautifully - (.5 in.) across. 

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VTB-CART
(limited unable to replace)
AVAILABLE IN 6 COLORS
Available in 6 variable colors, grand for Patter beads on rosaries.  (.75 in). -  for more information and for availability as unable to replace.

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VTB-CART
(limited unable to replace)

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~ SILVERY RED HEARTS ~
8 mm RED GLASS HEARTS - HAND PRESSED - (approx 70 per bag)
Some have a gloss finish, some have a worn, flecked matte patina that naturally happens to glass over many years. Each a bit uneaven with a 'folk art' look. The charm is in this look as over years, our hearts are full of memories! 

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As the beads pass through the hands, the aged glass look becomes more red and becomes a beautiful warm matte! Very limited, unable to replace when gone. Do not know the age but vintage. (camera flashes the silver patina stronger that actually is)

VHB.60-CART
(limited unable to replace)


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