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Lucite Bead Blue – Navy Barrel 31x19mm


These 31x19mm navy, large barrel lucite plastic beads are original vintage circa 1960s – early 1980s. Lucite is a material that has both properties of plastic and glass and mirrors the clarity of glass. Lucite is heavier in “feel” compared to traditional plastics and is of the highest quality. Lucite was discovered in 1931 by Du Pont chemists. It was among the first plastics derived from petrochemicals and was sold to jewellery manufacturers after the war. Beads were mass produced in the 1960’s – early 1980s using this material.

Create unique pieces from our vintage treasures most of which are sourced globally. We have delightful tales of purchasing sample ranges from retired Czech and German makers who formally worked in the bead and jewellery trade. These men often speak little English and store all their forgotten treasures in their house basement or on dusty warehouse shelves.

Our vintage stock is:

Usually a combination of sample ranges & over productions which have never been sold or used;

Circa 1920s to 1980s;

Are of a high quality & craftsmanship;

Will make your designs unlike any others;

and supplies are, of course, limited.
Stock changes regularly and you will discover new treasures in the collection every time you visit us online or at the craft shows in Sydney. They may be here today, and gone tomorrow! First in best dressed!


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