Pop bead necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1960

GUSN

GUSN-101587

Description

This necklace is composed of cylindrical faceted clear blue 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

1038

Related Items

Title Pop bead necklace Accession Number 1993.64
Title Pop bead necklace Accession Number 1993.61
Title Pop-It Necklace Accession Number 1993.62

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Family of Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1993.63

Reference Notes

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

Places

United States