Hi, all. A question for antique fans and beaders.
I have some vintage seed beads in shades of dark gray to black, that
I think are glass (not steel, probably not jet). They are in hanks
- short strings doubled up and bound with cherry-colored silk
thread. Tags (hand-cut and aged looking) indicate they are from
France. Does anyone know anything about these? I’ve had them a long
time, and they were vintage when I got them. There’s a picture on
my website (see below) - at the bottom on the far left of the home
page, click on “whatsit”. Thanks in advance.