Agate Eye Bead Earrings Vintage Beads
These are classical Eye beads. The circle is made by forming a paste with an alkaline herb, who's name escapes me! The paste is painted onto the stone beads and then the beads are heated. This process for making beads has been in use for 4000 years! Many of the ancient beads coming from the Indus Valley were decorated in this fashion. I bought these beads a few years ago and for those of you collecting Eye Beads, this may be a welcome addition.