String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall (Closed) L: 39.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
5 foils, transparent blue overlaid with silver foil, "painted" overlaid with transparent blue; 10 transparent red circular faceted, 10 transparent cobalt blue, circular faceted; 14 transparent green circular "crackle" or "frosted"; 28 circular colorless faceted (2 different sizes); 100 transparent yellow green seed beads; 22 transparent light blue seed beads; 20 circular gold finished metal; 4 circular opaque yellow core encased in transparent yellow green, iridized, satin finish. Strung on monofilament with calotte crimps, gilt barrel screw clasp, mini rondelles and rondelles at ends of some bicones.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source