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