EXTREMELY RARE French metal brass beads burnished to original brightness 28 BPI P4 15/0 vintage antique metal Steel cut


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You will be getting one 2-string hank for a total of over 320 of these restored non-magnetic golden brass beauties. These are size P4, or approximately 28 beads per inch-- roughly size 15/0. These beads were rescued from a damaged French steel purse from the 1920s and gently burnished to their original brightness. They have not been treated or lacquered, so will naturally darken over time to a rich golden color. You can treat them with a protectant if that is to your liking.

Early in the 20th century, these beads were produced in France by the master craftsmen at Maison M. Canuet er Cie. No one has produced metal beads this small since 1938-- the machinery is said to have been destroyed during World War II. They were used during the first decades of the century in knitted reticules, flapper purses, and handbags. Due to their antiquity, they are highly prized, rare, and treasured by beadworkers and collectors alike.

The third photo shows restored beads with untreated beads before burnishing. Nothing shown in the photos other than the beads is included in your purchase.

I also have a limited quantity of these beads that have not been cleaned, so contact me if you are interested.

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