Venditore: boffinbeads (8.144) 99.9%, Luogo in cui si trova l'oggetto: BoffinBeads Vintage, Sunny Hampshire, Spedizione verso: Worldwide, Numero oggetto: 261833538366 Condition: NEW .925 sterling silver ear fittings of your choice + genuinely antique vintage Venetian glass beads tassels with some collectable unusual shapes within, up to two hundred years old glass beads!, Type: Earrings with African Trade beads, Main Stone: collectable antique vintage glass beads, Gender: Women, MPN: quirky unusual jazzy earrings, Main Colour: multi-coloured glass collectable beads, Main Material/ Metal: Glass - antique vintage Italian & Bohemian/Czech, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Africa Trade beads earrings - tassels: unique quirky multi-coloured tassel earrings, Dettagli: LONG TASSEL EARRINGS! BoffinBeads Vintage is pleased to have on Ebay today another unique-on-the-planet pair of earrings that no-one else has got in quite this combination. Antique vintage glass beads made in Murano Island, Italy and/or old Bohemia/Czech Republic as long ago as two hundred years, these beads were made for export to Africa and circulated there in various countries worn by local people. These earrings have a magical talisman incorporated within them, hanging on an antique piece of silver chain, a green 'vaseline' glass talhakimt to ward off the evil eye and keep the wearer safe. The beads are more or less matched in weight, colour, shape and translucence although not completely, there are some interesting textures seen in this particular pair. The tassels are joined to a vintage ridged silver-plated beadcap and hung from NEW .925 sterling silver long USA-made ear fittings as you see in the photos but you can request other ear fittings to be put on instead including clips as you see in the bottom row of a couple of the photos. LONG, measuring 78 mm or nearly 3" and 80 mm nearly 3.25", weight is medium to heavyish at 6.8 grams and 7.1 grams. Beautiful colours, just lovely! The tassels are fairly tight at the moment being on pre-stretched Barbour linen thread and might loosen with use - they take some considerable time to construct using a beading needle no fatter than a human hair! Nice to fiddle with if you have the inclination. These are now considered collectable as no longer made exactly the same in some cases, you can read about similar beads in beadology books like AFRICA ADORNED by Angela Fisher; THE HISTORY OF BEADS by Lois Sherr Dubin; BEADS OF THE WORLD - A Collector's Guide and Price Reference by Peter Francis Jr. and other excellent books too many to list here, enquire at your local library and request to borrow them for a reasonable fee. Please ask for your favourite ear fittings if different to those shown in the photos! See our separate listing for an even more elaborate pair of 'rasta' tassels! Buy-It-Now £27.50 with FREE U.K. postage, Europe £8.70 and countries over the huge expanses of sea on the planet £10.05, tassels will be wrapped within tissue paper and put inside a pretty organza jewellery pouch along with one of our customary FREE mini lavender bags from our very own garden to delight your olfactory senses upon opening your parcel. We guarantee combined postage on all our items so do take advantage of one postal charge for several things at once! Partial refunds frequently issued on any overpayments. We also sell eco Hampshire-sourced sustainable wooden items, and Vegan Society-registered simple hand-made, hand-stamped pure traditional olive oil soaps imported from Corfu Island in Greece - soaps so pure with ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS! (Saponified Greek virgin olive oil, sea salt and water) - "tested on humans for five generations", not tested on animals, suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Ideal eco gifts for friends and relatives they won't have had before! BOFFINBEADS VINTAGE!