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Bottle 1005 - Bead Winder
Date Added: 05 October 2012

This is a bead winder built in a blown bottle purchased from Pier 1. The winder has a base plus four levels with wood arms crossing eachother on each level. There are alternating red and blue tassels hanging from each arm of the cross pieces on each level. The tiers are connects with antique mercury beads strung on threads and passing through each arm to form a diamond shape between the tiers. The beads are double beads of red, silver and blue giving a striking colorful pattern. The final crossarm comes to the top of the bottle with virtually no clearance. It is held in place by a costumed tapered wood stopper with a large ball mounted on the top outside the bottle. Under the base and inside the bottle is written one of the base pieces: "Greg Alvey" and on the other base piece: "2012 KY."
Type: Bead Winder   Maker's Name: Alvey, Greg
Category: Winders   Made Where: Owensboro, KY
Bottle Size: 11" x 2 3/4"   Year Made: 2012
Bottle Type: Blown  

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