9/16'' dia. Glass Bead ''Route 66'' Handpainted Bead
Design by Truda ''TJ'' Mendenhall

A popular television show, as well as many movies, highlight travel on a famous US highway: Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway or the Main Street of America. Route 66 was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway system (established on Nov. 11, 1926) and many of you may recall fond memories of travel on this popular scenic byway. Interesting stops on this route include: Grant Park (Chicago, IL), 66 Drive-In (Carthage, MO), Brush Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, KS), Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park (Foyll, OK), Glenrio Historic District (Glenrio, TX), Luna Lodge (Albuquerque, NM), Painted Desert Inn (Navajo, AZ), and the Rialto Theatre (South Pasadena, CA).

We've commemorated Route 66 as a work of art, with our custom designed glass bead with hand applied decoration. Handcrafted in Blue glass with a delightful scene (encircling the bead) featuring a "Woody" station wagon, the Route 66 road sign and scenic landscape. Included in our Custom Bead grouping, each bead has an approximately 3/16'' sterling silver core embossed with Fenton USA.

Because of the handmade process, bead size may vary from 1/2'' to 5/8'' in diameter. Free Shipping on this item! To view more Made in America handcrafted glass beads, click here or to view our Custom Designs, click here.

In an age of mass production, Fenton remains committed to honoring the tradition of expressive, handmade creations. Each Fenton Made in America bead bears the signature of handcraftsmanship; those slight variations that convey distinction, character and charm. The handcrafted Fenton glass bead collection includes many of Fenton's unique glass colors and historic treatments. Fenton is the only beadmaker creating handpainted beads using high-fired enamel paints, giving Fenton's handpainted beads unmatched design flexibility and strong durability. Fenton Made in America beads are designed by lampwork artist Jena Lane Blair. The distinctive handpainted decorations are created by Fenton decorator Truda Mendenhall.

Fenton Made in America handcrafted glass beads are compatible with and will fit most major brands of bracelets and necklaces. Click here for our line of Sterling Silver jewelry accessories.

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