WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL STRAND OF VINTAGE, RARE SHAPE MERCURY GLASS BEAD CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND. What beautiful old glass beads. These would be perfect for your Vintage design tree. This is such a great strand of old mercury glass beads. Rich, vibrant coloration, in shades of hot pink and silver. There are three different sizes of beads on this strand. There are the extra large single multi faceted, hot pink colored beads, that measure about 3/4" long each, large single hot pinks, that measure about 1/2" each, and the very unusual single silver and hot pink stripe colored beads, almost like a candy cane effect, that measure about 7/16" long each. Again, a very unusual strand. The beads are all in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. We have tried to remove any damaged or broken beads, so they are ready to be used and enjoyed. This lovely, very unusual strand measures about 70" long, has a cardboard square and a metal twist tie at each end. When it comes to glass bead garlands such as these, each glass bead would have been hand blown in countries such as Germany, Czechoslovakia or Japan right after WW II. Imports into the U.S. then began in the late 1940's, into the 1950's, when trade began with these countries. Many Czech beads can be much earlier, dating pre-war. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!