WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL STRAND OF VINTAGE MERCURY GLASS BEAD CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND. What beautiful old glass beads. These would be perfect for your Vintage design tree, or your larger Feather Tree. Very unusual style and design. Rich, vibrant coloration, in shades of silver and red. There are two different sizes of beads on this strand. There are the extra large single red and silver colored beads, that measure about 5/8" each, and the single silver and red colored beads that measure about 3/8" 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 extra large strand measures about 72" 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. Many Czech beads can be 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!!!!!