String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
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Overall L: 24.0 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
82 colorless core with silver foil, overlaid with transparent light blue, yellow and colorless, hollow truncated cone with ruffled edge, lampworked, 3 sizes; alligator head bead, opalescent pink, opaque white, and black detailing on silver foil with blue "paint" overlaid with layer of colorless; 54 transparent pin seed beads; 1 short barrel shaped transparent opalescent pink; 1 circular, colorless core with silver foil with blue "paint" overlaid with thin layer of colorless, all but seed beads and opalescent pink lampworked. Strung on twisted silk(?) with silver calotte crimps and shell, hook clasp.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source