Pop bead necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1960

GUSN

GUSN-101586

Description

This necklace is composed of cylindrical faceted pink plastic Pop beads, also called "Pop-it" beads, that connect by fitting a molded ball on one bead into a matching socket on the next bead in the sequence.

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
plastic by property: thermoplastic or thermoset
Necklace

Label

Toy or fashion jewelry? These pop beads, also called pop-its, were named for the sound they make when one separates their linking mechanism. These iconic beads were a favorite of folk art scholar and collector Nina Fletcher Little.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1037

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Family of Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1993.62

Reference Notes

For more information of Pop-It beads see DiNoto, Andrea, "Art Plastic: Designed for Living," (1994): 62-63.

Places

United States

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