Trade Beads – Venetian Millefiori Mix
Venetian Millefiori Trade Bead MixMillefiori means "thousand flowers" in Italian. Millefiori refers to the multi-layered wound mosaic glass beads which were produced in Venice beginning in the early 1800s. Artisans used canes of glass to create flowers and stripe designs. Then they molded layers of these designs around a core of solid colored glass. The result is a colorful mix of designs called Venetian Millefiori beads. Then they cut or break these glass rods into beads.
These Trade Beads are a unique mixed strand of 27 beads in blue and green, as seen. Keep them strung as they are, or separate them to use on your own jewelry projects!
Venetian Millefiori Beads are one of several types of beads that were called Trade Beads. Often these beads were trading in Africa, but they often made their way to the Americas as well.
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