WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL STRAND OF VERY FANCY RARE SHAPE VINTAGE MERCURY GLASS BEAD CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND. What beautiful old glass beads. These would be perfect for your Vintage design tree. Very unusual style and design. Rich, vibrant coloration, in shades of red and silver. There are two different types of beads on this strand. There are the large oblong tube shaped, bright red colored beads, long extended pikes at each end, that measure about 1 3/4" each, and the large single silver and red colored beads, that measure about 7/16" each. 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 strand measures about 65" long, has a cardboard square and a metal twist tie at each end. Each glass bead was hand blown in countries such as Germany, Czechoslovakia or Japan after WW II. Imports into the US then began in the late 1940's, into the 1950's. 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!!!!!