Vintage Art Glass Bead Bracelet - Gorgeous Ruby Red & Black Glass Beads Handmade
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Vintage art glass bead bracelet made with gorgeous vintage ruby red glass beads with black veins in them and hints of the occasional grey, some of the prettiest beads I've ever seen. The larger red beads are separated by tiny red and black glass seed beads as spacers. There is a vintage metal locking clasp. I think the clasp may be silver plated over brass? It looks silvery on the top but you can see some gold tone or brass? colored metal on the underside. This wear does not detract since it's underneath the clasp. This vintage bracelet looks nearly new otherwise. It was newly restrung in the early 80's and I've had it packed away ever since. I just love these beads!
Excellent condition, no chips, some wear to finish on underside/bottom of the clasp as mentioned above (this can be restrung with all sterling findings for an extra charge). The bracelet is 7.5 inches in wearable length not counting the part of the clasp that inserts into the locking end. The bracelet measures 8 inches tip to tip.
Photos do not do this justice. It was impossible to photograph.
Shipping from United States
1-2 business days
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently Asked Questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
All jewelry comes gift boxed and ready to give.
What size are your bracelets?
I gladly custom make each bracelet to fit you in the size you need. Please specify your size in the comments when ordering. If no size is specified, your bracelet will be made to fit roughly 7-7.25" inches.
Larger sizes may incur a small additional cost, please inquire for sizes 7.75" and up. I try not to charge extra when I can if I already have the supplies on hand.
Smaller sizes are not discounted (unless the stone is very expensive such as diamonds) nor do I ship the extra unused beads in your package. Those are used to bead (pay) it forward to the many with arthritis or other needs that require a larger size.
Will I receive the exact item in the photograph?
The items shown in the photographs are the first ones made of a particular style. They are available until they sell. Once they sell, you will receive a similar bracelet of the same stone and same quality. Since stone patterns vary and each bracelet is made to order in your size, please allow for natural differences in stone patterns from the photos.
In some cases if a stone's patterns vary dramatically, I will list each bracelet made from that stone separately and indicate if that is the exact bracelet you will receive.
If you want to see your bracelet before it ships, just ask me for a quick picture. Glad to oblige.
Photos are enlarged to show detail. Colors may vary from one monitor/PC/mobile device to the next.
Custom and personalized orders
Custom orders are always welcome! I love making unique combinations. Don't see what you're looking for, just send me a message.
Custom orders that require stones I don't currently carry may require either advance payment or a deposit (for higher priced items).
Do you make necklaces, pendants, ankets and earrings?
Yes, I gladly make bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, anklets, prayer beads, malas, and more. Don't see what you're looking for, just send me a message.
Can I sleep in my bracelets?
Of course! They can be worn any time and almost all the time. I do recommend removing them to shower, bathe or swim.
The best way to put them on and take them off is to touch your fingers together and to roll them on or off your wrist rather than tugging them on or off.
It's safest to always remove rings before putting on or taking off bracelets.
Bracelets can be gently cleaned with a gentle soap while washing your hands if they get something on them. Lightly lather, rinse, pat dry. (Not advised for porous stones like turquoise and malachite.)
Energetic cleansing (smudging) can be done in a multitude of ways if needed. Just send me a message if you have questions.
Why use the silver bead?
The optional tiny sterling silver bead is my preferred personal touch. I use the thickest & most durable stringing elastic & knot it in the safest way that will not come untied. It is then safely glued inside the silver bead.
The silver bead allows me to:
1) Use stronger elastic than many others.
2) Tie a more resistant knot than many others.
3) Avoid drilling larger holes & possibly destabilizing beads
4) Protects the knot from wear, rubbing.
5) Silver provides cleansing, grounding & protection.
6) The bracelet can be used as a mala for counting by knowing your starting point.
7) It looks so cute!!
I also offer 14kt yellow gold filled, 14kt rose gold filled, gunmetal, antiqued copper, antiqued brass, and gold plated brass, etc.
Do you restring bracelets?
Yes! I gladly restring bracelets from ANY shop if an accident occurs or if bracelets need tightening, size adjustment or repairs.
Bracelets bought from me can be restrung or resized as needed, you pay only for return shipping.
For bracelets from any other source, contact me for details and pricing. There is a small charge to string and ship the item back to you.
Can you tell me more about my gemstone?
If you would like to know more about a gemstone and its properties, historic beliefs and lore just ask me. I love talking about gemstones.
Stone information & lore is presented for informational purposes only. Not meant to take the place of any medical, financial or legal advice. Please seek professional medical, financial or legal help when needed.