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. This is such a great strand of old mercury glass beads. Rich, vibrant coloration in shades of chartreuse and silver. There are three different size, types of beads on this strand. We have the extra large silver barrel, oblong tube shaped beads that measure about 1" each, the large single chartreuse colored beads, that measure about 5/8" each, and the single chartreuse and silver colored beads 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. 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. This large strand measures about 69 long. It has a cardboard square 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!!!!!