Seminole Beads – Glass Ornamental Beads (Necklaces)

Published on June 23, 2011 by Amy

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1960's 70's Seminole Indian Glass Bead Necklace
1960′s 70′s Seminole Indian
Glass Bead Necklace

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Worn on up to five strands. Strands may be tight at the neck or down to the stomach. String beads on imitation sinew or waxed string. Beads can be mixed on a strand. Avoid “Fire-Polish”.

 

 

 

 

 

These shapes are many times further altered by cutting or faceting.


 

Beads are in both opaque and transparent colors. Colors are listed by amount found, percent is of the amount found:


 

Barrel Faceted 89.6%

 

Barrel Smooth
2%

 

Round Ribbed
2%

 

Round Smooth
3%

 

Donut Smooth
2%

 

Cylinder, Hexagon

Colors: Colors: Colors: Colors: Colors: Colors:
Trans-parent:blue
clear
green
amber
purple
Opaque:black Trans-parent:clear
blue
amber
green
purple
Opaque:black
blue
green
Trans-parent:red
Opaque:green
green/pink
red/white
Trans-parent:red
clear
blue
amber
green
Opaque:green
white
blue
Trans-parent:blue
amber
purple
green
clear
Opaque:blue Trans-parent:cobalt blue
Size:
2.5 -10 mm – ave: 4-7 mm
Most popular today. Shape is hard to find. Use round faceted instead.
Size:
3.5-7.5 mm length
4-8 mm diameter
Size:
8-9 mm
Bi-color are top and bottom.
Size:
4-15 mm
Size:
2-7 mm length
4-11 mm diameter 

Size:
6.5-9 mm length
4 mm diameter (ave.)

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