London: St. Thomas' Hospital, ca. 1918. Original necklace of twenty-one hand-made wallpaper beads, each approx. 4cm. in length, interspersed with colored glass beads. Wallpaper beads a bit browned, else a fine piece of vernacular jewelry. Item #1085
Slightly later manuscript card attached to necklace stating "Necklace made of wall paper by a wounded soldier / In St. Thomas' Hospital London. 1914 - 1918 War." The hospital, located on London's South Bank, would indeed have seen many convalescing soldiers, though we have been unable to find mention of other similar examples of soldier-made wallpaper beads, this example possibly made to be sold at a local fundraiser or bazar.