1 Vintage Crystal White Givre Oval Glass Bead 15mm (00226-001)
1 Vintage Crystal and White Givre Fluted Oval Glass Beads 15mm x 8mm. These beads have an etched pattern that helps to reveal the white glass within. These vintage Japanese beads have yet to find a home in a jewellery project, being at least 40 years old and never having been used.
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.
Vintage givre beads manufactured in Japan.
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