Ancient Glass Made into New Beads, Blue & Aqua Tubes


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  • Strand of irregular tubular beads made form ancient blue and aqua glass
  • Bead sizes range from 10x4mm to 20x5mm, each unique
  • 16-inch strand of ancient glass beads, including several with spots, stripes ones and two with traces of mosaic glass decor
  • Often sold as Roman Glass, these are more likely Islamic Era (700-1000 AD) glass shards from bangles and tableware, that have recently been made into beads in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • The amount of labor and lapidary skill required to turn ancient glass into beads should not be underestimated. These beads carry not only history, but also artistry in addition to their visual appeal.