Here's a cute vintage baby hat. White silk is embroidered with silver lined bugle beads and a selection of mercury beads (silver-lined hollow glass beads): small round and round flat.
|Round flat mercury bead in the middle of the pattern surrounded by |
smaller mercury beads and silver lined bugle beads (oxidized).
Photo from eBay
|Seller of this baby hat assumes it's from 1930-50s.|
Photo from eBay.
|These are the beads I have. Same shape, with a slight pressing mark|
running across the center and beads have little "neck"
around the holes where the beads were cut off.