1 Vintage Cobalt Blue Lampwork Glass Beads 25mm (00404-001)
1 Vintage Japanese Cobalt Blue Lampwork Glass Beads 25mm. The shaping of these Cherry Brand Japanese beads was achieved using a scissor like tool that snipped into the molten glass, similar to a technique used to shape the tops of loaves of bread. The length of these beads hole to hole is 25mm with a width of 10mm. The blue glass has different strengths of colour and has a pale blue opaque glass streak within it.
Cherry Brand glass beads were produced in occupied Japan, post WWII. They were exported to the USA and to American bead dealers. At one point beads were one of the top ranking products for bringing much needed foreign currency into Japan. In their way beads helped to rebuild Japan. The beads were made by home workers rather than in a factory environment.
To learn more about the history or lampwork and lampwork bead making why not refer to our Guide to Lampwork Glass Beads.
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