Years ago, back in Texas where I grew up, my best friend and I liked to make jewelry. We went to the charity thrift store with the little money we had, and bought old silverware spoons.
She had access to a saw and files, and we would cut the bowl part off, and bend the handle to make it round like a cuff bracelet.
I still have one of those old bracelets we made back then.
After that time, rings made from silver spoon handles became popular.
This little bead reminds me of those times, the design on it looks like the end of an old silverware spoon handle like the kind we looked for; only this one is made as an oval 3-way connector bead.
But when I look at it, it's a trip back in time for me. I think I'll go dig out that spoon bracelet we made years ago, and wear it again.