1950s bead necklace measures about 18 inches long. The beads are made of a plastic material. The necklace was gift from a older widower friend. It once belonged to his wife. The happy coupled traveled the world together in their retirement. We believe the necklace was purchased during a trip to China. Although cousin Marice does love and appreciate the vintage red and white beaded necklace, it does not really suit her style and should be worn and enjoyed and not left to gather dust inside a jewelry box. (via 1950s Necklace Hand Painted Bead Necklace by VintageSerendipity13)