Clothes of the Eighties, Add-a-beads
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: gold necklaces with small gold and other colored b
When it was popular: early 1980's
Description: Add-a-bead necklaces were usually gold, and females purchased various gold and sometimes other colored beads to add to the necklace. The more beads you had the better. These were popular in the very early 80's and were worn with the preppy look - i.e. crewneck sweaters or Izod/Polo shirts.
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Cindy - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh, I remember my add a bead necklace!!!! I always got a new gold bead for my birthday and a painted bead for Christmas. I think I had almost a whole necklace by the time I was done. Too bad I lost the necklace. It was my favorite!!
Jennifer - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh, wow, I remember lusting after these in the Service Merchandise catalogue. I never had one. :(
Ava - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom has one of thoses. She won't let me wear them. I'm only 12 1/2 right now.
Luellen B. - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a add-a-bead bracelet from the '90s. The beads are gold flowers and animals with different gems in them.
catherine - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember these! i had one almost filled with gold beads and black onyx, some my boyfriend had given me. they are now in the plough mud at cherry grove beach sc as i thought you had to dress up to lay out to get a tan back then and it broke and i watched them fall thru the cracks into the mud!!!!! how i still long for those good on days in the early 80's.
realwitch66 - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Come on!!! You know these were called scoe beads and exactly what they represented!!
realwitch66 - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment

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