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1 Vintage Connectors Grey Givre Wired Beads 28mm (00408-001)

1 Vintage Grey Givre Glass Wire Wrapped Bead Connectors 28mm x 11mm. These Japanese beads are Cherry Brand transparent grey glass beads with an opaque grey glass ripple within. These givre style beads have channels around their edges so that the wire wrap holds the bead snugly to form a useful connector.

Givre beads refers to a crystal colour or transparent bead with a swirl of interior colour similar to that found in a childs marble. The beads are usually made using a glass encasing technique before they are pressed into moulds, and then polished. The term is attributed to glass manufacturer Swarovski derived from the French word meaning frosty.

These vintage connector findings measure 28mm in length including the the two loops used to connect the beads into your design. They work equally well as embellishments or as elaborate connectors.

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 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.

Vintage wire wrapped beads manufactured in Japan.

Read our guide to learn more about using Jewellery Findings.

Purchasing Details

Colour Grey
Colour Group Grey
Size 28mm
Hole Diameter 1.5mm
Hole Orientation Hanging Loop
Item Type Connector
Category Glass
Shape Flat Oval
Availability IN STOCK
Price per Piece
1+ £0.80
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