I have always loved those really old glass crystal cut beads & I keep my eyes peeled for them during my op shop trawls. I first found the short jet black beads, & sometime later discovered next medium length beads, & finally the long black carnival glass beads which also have different colours that shine at different angles. It's long enough to double around my neck & wear as a double choker as well. I paid $3 for each of them, & I know the long strand would sell for a lot at a retail antique shop. They are still stung on the original wire & they have a makers stamp on the clasp. I wonder who's neck they graced before mine? Wouldn't it be fun if our vintage items could tell us the story of their journey through the world & into our lives.