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This Beaded Ball Necklace is made with black and silver glass Delica beads. The beads are individually hand-sewn with thread around a wooden bead until it is completely covered. These beaded balls, varying in size, are then sewn to each other to create a strand. This strand is sewn to a Double Beaded Ball Closure (DBBC) which is composed of two beaded balls and loops that interlock. The necklace is contained inside of a black synthetic suede box lined in purple cotton printed with black ants. The inside of the box is packed with a field of pinned scrolls made from various grey and pale blue trimmings found at an old belt factory in Brooklyn.
Necklace dimensions: 21 3/4 x 1 x 1 inches.
Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.
About Steven and William Ladd
American, based in New York, New York