1920s-30s Green Melon Bead Necklace. Image by Sarara Vintage.
Then, I went back to my reference books. I found them on the cover of my classic costume jewelry guide by Harrice Simons Miller, 1990. Her description of the history of costume jewelry and culture is really quite nice to read, especially if you are a beginner.
Notice the longer red rhinestone necklace with the melon shaped beads towards the front of the cover image. This is the mentioned piece which has simliar melon shaped era beads. I like their organic yet modern appearance. I have become a fan of French glass beadwork, now maybe so will you! Check out the rest of the article on my blog Sarara Vintage
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