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Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have 3 strands of African antique beads and have searched

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I have 3 strands of African antique beads and have searched for hours to find something like them. Nothing. How can I get some information?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with this. OF what material are your beads made? Wht are they stung on?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The beads feel and look like ceramic. I can't see what they're strung on. There's some kind of metal bead between each cube. They're strung very tightly. I would think maybe they're some kind of glass but each cube is unique and some are slightly pitted, and are not shiny.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.

Your beads bare a slight resemblance to Kiffa beads, and African art form made of powdered glass. I am unable to find an exact match for you, so I'm going to Opt Out, which will open your question to all Experts.

Good luck!

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't understand. How do open my question to all Experts?
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.

It is open to all experts right now.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What does that mean?
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.

it means if anyone can help you with this question, they will reply directly to you. I will not be able to respond to you beyond this point.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK, thanks. This is my first experience with JustAnswer.