This earthy wood bead necklace was made in the 1960s and differs greatly from designs that were made in the 1970s. Wood beads in the 1960s were primarily designs that looked like children's building blocks, or old styles of beads you may remember that were sold to those of us who make macramé wall hangings.
The beads are a distinct Cubist style and were made in the USA. In the 1970s and later, imported carved wood beads had more natural lines and curves. This necklace has a wide variety of beads in different shapes, textures, sizes and colors. The large faceted red bead is 1 1/8" wide and the grooved light tan tube beads are 1 1/4" long x 7/8" wide. The rest of the beads are satin navy blue, medium brown, dark brown-purple, and honey.
The necklace has a silver metal barrel screw clasp and is 23 1/2" long. All of the beads are in exceptional clean condition with no chips, scratches, or scuffs. All of the beads show no signs of wear and are not faded or dry.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.