Black & Cream Galalith Bead Necklace
16 1/2" x 1/4"; centerpiece: 4 1/2" x 1 3/4" (at widest)
Excellent (minor wear to a few beads)
This vintage bead necklace is a piece that’s especially fun for summer. It has alternating larger and smaller black beads that culminate in a centerpiece of two plaques designed to look carved and two cream-colored cones separated by a black disk. Made from an early plastic (Bakelite or Galalith?), this necklace from 1925-1935 closes with an unusual push-in clasp. This piece is from my personal collection.