String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
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Overall L: 42.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
6 circular raised eye beads with silver foil core overlaid by transparent light blue, opaque white, colorless and pale amethyst eyes, lampworked; 18 opaque light blue satin finish beads of 2 lenticular(?) shapes joined at right angles, mold-pressed; 3 circular transparent blue beads, wound; 4 lenticular leaf shaped opaque blue satin glass beads, pressed; 8 circular transparent blue faceted beads (4 smaller); 12 cylindrical transparent blue faceted beads (5 smaller); 10 circular to ovoid transparent blue glass beads - 2 with pressed vertical lines - 1 distorted with iridized surface - 6 with impressed horizontal cut in middle - 1 pressed designs.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source