What do you think the black beads are on this amber necklace?
Appears to abalone, don’t know about being dyed.
Just that I’ve never seen abalone that dark. Have you?
I have used some black abalone in the past. Will try to find a photo of it tomorrow.
Cheap wholesale show pearls
Maybe what they’re calling peacock freshwater coin pearls (sold by grade and size)
And the winner is . . . chicfarmer. Spot on! Thank you.
Agree on the coin pearls. Have used them myself when I used to do beading.