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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.
plastic by property: thermoplastic or thermoset
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.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
1/2 (W) (inches)
Family of Nina Fletcher Little
For more information of Pop-It beads see DiNoto, Andrea, "Art Plastic: Designed for Living," (1994): 62-63.
Title Pop bead necklace Accession Number 1993.64
Title Pop bead necklace Accession Number 1993.61
Title Pop-It Necklace Accession Number 1993.62