This type of bead has several names - Pony, Crow and Padre Beads. Turquoise blue "padres" were first made in China in the 17th and 18th centuries, carried across the Pacific to the Americas and from there on to Europe and Africa. These beads are drawn from canes and are slightly translucent in a nice medium blue color.
- Their finish is shiny and slightly greasy looking
- The beads have large holes that are 4-5mm
- They were hand made so the size and shape will vary a little
Sold in a package of 24 beads
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