Trade Beads – Venetian Millefiori – Yellow

Trade Beads – Venetian Millefiori – Yellow

Trade Beads - Venetian Millefiori - Yellow
These Trade Beads - Venetian Millefiori are antique glass yellow beads with red, white and blue "flowers." They are heavy tube shaped glass beads.  Use them to make your own original jewelry or keep them strung as they are.
Venetian Millefiori Beads are one of several types of beads that we call Trade Beads. European traders often brought these beads to Africa, but they made their way to the Americas as well.
Factories in Venice produced these beads 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. They then cut or broke these glass rods into beads. The result is a colorful mix of designs called Venetian Millefiori beads. Millefiori means “thousand flowers” in Italian.
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 Antique Venetian Millefiori Trade beads comes with approximately 42 beads in various sizes, color variations and wear.
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