Trade Beads – Venetian Glass Aja Beads – Mixed Colors
Trade Beads - Venetian Glass Aja Beads - Mixed ColorsThis strand of Venetian Glass Aja Trade Beads includes Blues and Blacks with Red and White stripes. You will also see Yellow with Black Stripes and Red with Blue stripes.
Crafters in Venice cut colorful glass rods into slices to create "Aja" trade beads in the early 1900s. To create the smooth rounded edges, the reheated the beads until the glass got soft again and flattened out.
Traders brought a large variety of glass beads to the Americas including Padre Beads, large round Hudson Bay trade beads, Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads, sand casted beads and others!
This strand of Aja Beads measures 28" long.
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