Now these beads are interesting indeed! These are blown from glass tube and made into a flat back and baroque top beads. These are hollow and colored from inside with the pearlescent color. This is why these pearls don't peel or lose their pearlescent color as quickly as pearl coated beads! These baroque glass pearls are all a bit different but have distinctive pattern.
I first thought these were from plastic material because of unbelievable light weight, so I made a hot needle test. These are glass indeed. My vendor told me that these beads came from a shop that was in business in the 1920s Germany. I searched from the internet and found some gorgeous garments that have very similar beads. Take a look.
Hollow glass pearls have thin walls and covered with pearlescent paint from inside.
I have different hollow pearls. Baroque pearls have distinctive pattern of
raised diameter with two dimples.
Circa 1923 Evening dress by Jean Patou, embroidered with beads, rhinestones and faux pearls.
Via Bunka Costume Museum in Japan (photo from: Pinterest). Here you can see the baroque pearls and smooth pearls among hollow silver-lined beads that are sometimes called mercury beads.
Natalie Kingston, 1927, in classic flapper attire (Photo from web).
Lovely sheer dress with baroque pearls.
Vot need helmed on põnevad! Need on puhutud kuumast klaastorust ning vormitud lameda põhja ja nö barokse pinnaga helmesteks. Need on seest tühjad ning kaetud pärlmutrise värviga seestpoolt. Klaashelmed on kõik pisut erinevad, kuid kõigil on silmatorkavalt omapärane muster - üle helme on piklik kõrgendus, millel on kaks lohku.
Alguses ma arvasin, et tegu on plastikust pärlitega, sest need on uskumatult kerged ja tegin neile nö kuuma nõela testi. Helmed on klaasist. Müüja sõnul on need pärit poest, mis tegutses Saksamaal 1920ndatel aastatel. Otsisin internetist põnevaid riideesemeid, kus on äratuntavalt näha sarnased pärlid.