Glass and Silver Beaded Necklace
This blue necklace was collected in Kansas in 1910. It has glass beads that are blue in color with tiny black specks that resemble turquoise. There are also long metal beads. The necklace is 50 centimeters as if laying flat and pulled straight. The beads are 0.3 of a centimeter. Necklaces like these are worn usually in a layered look. The different colors and shapes attracted the Indians, and quickly replaced the traditional beads such as: bones, shells, and wood.
Written by: Betsy Trudeau