Bracelet of brown pearlised Poppit beads


A circle of 24 brown pearlised Poppit beads in two sizes, the four larger beads each measuring approximately 9.8mm in diameter and the 20 smaller beads each measuring 7.7mm in diameter. Poppit beads, made from injection moulded polyethylene, were popular in the 1950s. Each bead has a protruding stem with a ball finial on one side, and a corresponding socket in the opposite side. When pushed together, the beads form a continuous 'string' without the aid of a thread. Pearlised finishes are particularly difficult to achieve on polyethylene mouldings.
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PHSL : X28


1953 - 1959 (circa)