Lucite Bead Ivory Onion Bulb Drop 30mm
These onion bulb style 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!
Deco style onion bulb. Top drilled pendant.