String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overal L: 30.0 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
12 circular band of gold or silver foil (sometimes "painted") encased in opalescent, lampworked; 107 transparent colorless to opalescent circular (some with black striations), graduated sizes, wound; 25 opalescent seed beads. Strung on monofilament with gold calotte crimps, gold filigree hook/snap clasp; gold rondelles at either end of 6 largest foils.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source