WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL STRAND OF VINTAGE MERCURY GLASS BEAD CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND. What beautiful old glass beads. This strand would be perfect for your vintage design Christmas tree, or your Feather Tree. Rich, vibrant coloration in shades of pinks and silver. Very unusual style and design. There are three different sizes of beads on this strand. There are the large single hot pink colored beads that measure about 1/2" long, large silver with a pink stripe, like that of a candy cane, single beads, that measure about 7/16" each, and the silver, pale pink and hot pink colored beads, that measure about 3/8". Again, a very unusual strand. Each glass bead would have been hand blown in countries such as Germany, Czechoslovakia or Japan after WW II. Imports into the U.S. then began in the late 1940's, into the 1950's. Many Czech glass beads can be much earlier, dating pre-war. 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 unusual strand measures about 75" long, has a cardboard circle and a metal twist tie at each end. 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!!!!!