Bead Lot Antique Millefiori Beads Larger Curved

Bead Lot Antique Millefiori Beads Larger Curved
Bead Lot Antique Millefiori Beads Larger Curved

In this Bead Lot you will find an assortment of Antique Millefiori Trade Beads with mostly Yellow, Red and Blue designs.  Several of these Beads have a curve to them. The largest Beads measure about 40 mm long while the smallest measures 15 mm long.   They vary in width and hole size. Most of them have 3mm holes. You get 35  Beads in this lot as pictured.

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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!

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Bead Lot Antique Yellow & Black Millefiori Beads

Bead Lot Antique Yellow & Black Millefiori Beads
Bead Lot Antique Yellow & Black Millefiori Beads

In this Bead Lot you will find mostly Yellow & Black Antique Millefiori Trade Beads in a variety of sizes from 45mm long  to 10mm long. The holes measure between 3mm – 4mm in diameter.  44 Beads come in this Lot.

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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!

Read about the History of Trade Beads!

Bead Lot Seed Bead 10/0 Chartreuse

seed beads

Bead Lot Seed Bead 10/0 Chartreuse

In this bead lot you will receive 2 kilos of 10/0 Chartreuse glass beads.    These glass beads are made in China, beads Chinese are not as uniform as Czech beads.   This bead lot would make a nice background color for your next project.

Total weight 3 pounds 3 ounces of beads.

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Bead Lot Fancy Painted Lampwork Beads

Bead Lot Fancy Painted Lampwork Beads
Bead Lot Fancy Painted Lampwork Beads

Fancy Painted Lampwork Beads feature metallic paint and delicate floral designs. This Bead Lot comes with four Cobalt Blue Beads, three Turquoise Blue Beads and one Green Bead, for a total of eight beads.

The Beads measure approximately 15 mm in diameter (about 5/8″).  They have small 1 mm holes.

These come from a collection.  We are selling these beads in a lot as pictured.

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Bead Lot 13/0 Cut Dark Red Seed Bead

Bead Lot 13/0 Cut Dark Red Seed Bead

Bead Lot 13/0 Cut Dark Red Seed Bead

If Cut Beads are your thing, you will love this Bead lot with 13/0 Cut Dark Red Seed Beads!  The cuts set off the beautiful rich Red color perfectly.  These are first quality Czechoslovakian Beads.

This Bead Lot comes with four short hanks of 13/0 Cut Dark Red Seed Beads.

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Bead Lot 11/0 Italian Navy Blue Seed Bead

Bead Lot 11/0 Italian Navy Blue Seed Bead

Bead Lot 11/0 Italian Navy Blue Seed Bead

You get a 1/2 Kilo of these 11/0 Italian Navy Blue Seed Bead with this bead lot.  You will see some size & shade variations in this lot.

These beads come loose in a bag weighing 500 grams.

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Bead Lot Pink 11/0 Cut Seed Beads 15 Oz

Bead Lot Pink 11/0 Seed Beads 15 Oz
Bead Lot Pink 11/0 Cut Seed Beads 15 Oz

These Pink 11/0 Cut Seed Beads are sized between 11/0 & 12/0.  They look like they are White Cuts that someone dyed Pink.  You will notice they are almost as bright as Candy Pink, but not quite.

You get 15 ounces of these 11/0 Cut Seed Beads. They come on hanks in a bag.

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Bead Lot Bovis 14/0 & 18/0 Assortment

Bead Lot Bovis 14/0 & 18/0 Assortment
Bead Lot Bovis 14/0 & 18/0 Assortment

This Bead Lot comes with several packages of  French Bovis 14/0 & 18/0 Seed Beads.  They are all bagged in 1 ounce packages. You will get 3 packages of 14/0 Apple Green, 28 packages of 14/0 Brown, 13 packages of 18/0 Orange and 54 packages of 18/0 Dark Brown (plus 1 open bag).  If you enjoy working with 14/0 and 18/0 Seed Beads, you won’t want to miss this Bead Lot!  It provides plenty to work with and more to share!

This Bead Lot weighs over 6 pounds.

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Bead Lot – Vintage Pink Venetian 2 lb

Bead Lot - Vintage Pink Venetian 3 lb
Bead Lot – Vintage Pink Venetian 2 lb

In this Bead Lot you get 2 pounds of Mini Crow Bead size Vintage Venetian Beads in a Pink or Light Purple color.  They are not uniform and measure between 3 mm – 4 mm across and about 5 mm wide.  The color varies in shade as well.

These beads come loose.  These come from a collection.

We are selling these beads as a lot as pictured. You get 2 lbs of Beads.

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Bead Lot Trans Brown & Yellow

Bead Lot Trans Brown & Yellow

Bead Lot Trans Brown & Yellow

This Bead Lot comes with 3 packages of  12/0 Transparent Brown Seed Beads (about 5 ounces worth!) and a large hank of Transparent Yellow.  You also get a package of pearly Turquoise Seed Beads that are not uniform.  Finally you will find some Transparent Orange and Transparent Yellow cut Tube Beads.

This Bead Lot weighs about 8 ounces.

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Bead Lot Hollow Painted Glass

Bead Lot Hollow Painted Glass
Bead Lot Hollow Painted Glass

Try these Fancy Painted Glass Beads for your next jewelry project!  The crafter painted these Beads with butterflies, flowers and landscape motifs.  The Beads are very thin and lightweight. Of the 27 Beads in this lot, 23 of them measure about 16mm with 3 mm holes.  You also get 4 colored Glass painted Beads.  These are not hollow and measure 7mm with a 2mm hole.

We are selling these as a lot, as shown.

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Bead Lot Trans Light Blue Mixed Sizes

Bead Lot Trans Light Blue Mixed Sizes
Bead Lot Trans Light Blue Mixed Sizes

This Bead Lot comes with Translucent Light Blue Seed Beads on strands from India.  They are not uniform and you will see a variety of sizes in the lot.  Some of them are quite angular.

We are selling these Beads as a Lot.

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Antique Whimsy Lot

Antique Whimsy Lot
Antique Whimsy Lot

Four unique Antique Beaded Whimsies come with this Lot.  You will get a Mini Purse, a Pincushion like ornament and two Wall Pockets.

These are classic examples of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these Whimsies for the tourist trade.

The Mini Purse comes in Dark Red fabric over a cardboard base with Clear Pony Beads and Basket Bead designs.  The front flap features a Botanical design and the back has a Bird design.  It measures about 3.75″ long x 2.5″ wide.   The fabric has deteriorated and it has suffered noticeable bead loss.  Only one of the closure clasps remains and one of the loop tassels has fallen off.

The Pincushion Ornament features a rounded top and a pointed bottom.  The crafter used Red fabric for the front and what may have been Blue on the back.  He or she bound the edges with bias tape.  On the front, the crafter created a medallion design in Clear and Transparent Green Seed Beads and Blue Basket Beads.  Below this, you will find White Seed Beads spelling NIAGARA FALLS 1924.  A loop of assorted Seed Beads at the top allowed the Pincushion to hang.   This piece measures about 4.5″ x 4.5″ at its widest points.  You will see some bead loss in the word ‘FALLS’ and the Fabric has faded in color.  Otherwise, this piece remains in very good condition for its age.

The smaller Wall Pocket has lost most of its Red Wool Fabric and edging.  Most of the Clear Seed Bead and Basket Beads that form the Botanical designs remain.  The back fabric is intact.  It measures about 6.5″ tall x 4″ wide.

The larger Wall Pocket features a deep Wine colored velveteen on the front.   The Clear Seed Beads of the floral medallions remain mostly intact, but the Basket Bead centers have come off of most of them.  You will see further bead loss around the edges and some of the Clear Seed Bead tassel loops have come off.  If there was a hanging loop at the top, it is no longer present.  The back fabric shows spotting and small holes. The front pocket retains its shape, the cardboard has not collapsed. This Wall Pocket measures about 8.5″ tall (not including the Beaded Tassels) x 5″ at the widest point.

We are selling these Antique Beaded Whimsies as a lot.

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Glass Seed Beads Hanks 10/0 to 13/0

Seed Beads
Glass Seed Beads  10/0 to 13/0

You will find that Czech seed beads the finest, most uniform sized beads made. We sell them by the hank or an equivalent weight.

A hank is a series of strings of beads with a total length of 240 inches.

Size 10/0 is the largest seed bead, while 13/0 is the smallest size we stock. Premium Colors have a higher price.

Numbers of beads per hank. Counts will vary depending on the manufacture of the bead

  • 10/0 3,100 beads
  • 11/0 4,100 beads
  • 12/0 4,600 beads
  • 13/0 5,100 beads

Please keep in mind that colors are difficult to show on computer screens! Always order enough of a color to complete a project because individual dye lots will vary.

Note: Some colors may not be available in all sizes.

Need larger quantities?  Buy by the Half Kilo!

Looking for something larger?  Try our Pony Beads!

 

 

Glass Seed Beads 10/0 to 13/0 HALF KILO

Seed Beads
Glass Seed Beads 10/0 to 13/0 HALF KILO

You will find that Czech seed beads the finest, most uniform sized beads made. In addition to hanks, most colors come in Half Kilo packages.  A Half Kilo includes 17.5 ounces of beads.  The smaller the bead, the more hanks come in the Half Kilo.

A hank is a series of strings of beads with a total length of 240 inches.

Size 10/0 is the largest seed bead, while 13/0 is the smallest size we stock. Premium Colors have a higher price.

Numbers of hanks per Half Kilo. Counts will vary depending on the manufacture of the bead

  • 10/0 10 Hanks
  • 11/0  13 Hanks
  • 12/0 14 Hanks
  • 13/0 18 Hanks

Please keep in mind that colors are difficult to show on computer screens! Always order enough of a color to complete a project because individual dye lots will vary.

Note: Some colors may not be available in all sizes.

We also sell Czech Seed Beads in smaller quantities. Shop for Seed Bead Hanks.

Looking for something larger?  Try our Pony Beads!

Whimsy Lot Vintage

Whimsy Lot Vintage
Whimsy Lot Vintage

This lot of vintage whimsies includes a canoe, blue strawberry and a small purse.

The canoe is made with red velvet and 10/0 seed beads around the border. The crafter used Yellow and Blue beads to spell out the word Canoe on the side of the piece and they used multi colored beads to make four loops on the bottom. Blue fabric lines the inside of the canoe and a red ribbon makes the hanging loop. The canoe measures 4.5″ long, 2″ tall and 1.5″ at the widest part of the boat.

The crafter made the strawberry with blue and green velvet, dark green 8/0 pony beads around the center and on the hanging loop. In addition, they added three hanging tassels with white and blue seed beads. The strawberry measures 3.5″ tall and 2″ in diameter at the widest part on the top.

The purse is older than the other two items. The crafter made it with yellow fabric on the outside and red the inside. The piece features an abstract floral design of blue, white, yellow green and clear 10/0 seed beads. The top opens and has a clasp to close it. The purse measures 3″ long and 2.25″ tall and 1″ wide.

This Lot of Whimsies remains in very good condition and will make an great addition to your collection!

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Czech Glass Crow Beads

Czech Crow Beads
Czech Glass Crow Beads

The Czech Republic makes 9mm Glass Crow Beads known for their uniform size and shape. Czech Crow Beads are among the largest glass beads used by Native Americans for jewelry, fringe and other embellishments.  You can use them to decorate Dreamcatchers, Leather Lacing on Necklaces, or string them for simple necklaces.

The holes for Czech Crow Beads measure approx. 3mm wide.  They will accommodate 1/8″ Deerskin Leather Lacing or smaller Round Leather Lacing.

We offer them in packages of approx. 100 or 1000 beads!

Please keep in mind that colors are difficult to show on computer screens! Remember to order enough of a color to complete your project because individual dye lots will vary.

We also offer India Crow Beads. These show less uniformity in color and shape.  They  lend a nice old-fashioned look to your projects.

Antique 9/0 Tubular Brown Bead – Limited Quantities

antique tubular bead brown
Antique 9/0 Tubular Brown Bead

You won’t find Antique 9/0 Tubular Beads just anywhere! These beads come in a tiger’s eye brown color with a squared off shape. (Think tiny Tile Bead). The color has a lot of lustre to it, almost like a shell.  They likely come from the early 20th century.

Our Antique 9/0 beads are smaller than an 8/0 Pony Bead, but larger than a 10/0 Seed Bead.

Each hank weighs approximately 1 ounce. We have Limited Quantities available!

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Wampum Beads History

Wandering Bull Wampum

What are Wampum Beads?

Wampum shell discs pendants
Wampum shells and discs

Wampum beads include the white shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk shell, a sea snail with a spiral shape; and the white and purple beads made from the quahog, or Western North Atlantic hard-shelled clam. Quahogs are found in the waters from Cape Cod south to New York, with a great abundance in Long Island Sound. Wampum were used by the northeastern Native Americans as a form of gift exchange. European traders and politicians, using beads and trinkets, often exploited gift exchange to gain Native American favor or territory. With the scarcity of metal coins in New England, Wampum quickly evolved into a formal currency after European/Native contact, its production greatly facilitated by slender European metal drill bits. Wampum was mass produced in coastal southern New England. The Narragansetts and Pequots monopolized the manufacture and exchange of wampum in this area. Continue reading Wampum Beads History

Beads Ordering Information

Beads Ordering Information Size ChartA few quick beads ordering information tips

We offer native american beads in a variety of sizes and materials for your crafting and decoration projects, including faceted, translucent, wampum and reproduction beads. And don’t forget your other beading necessities: needles, needle threaders, beeswax, assorted types of thread and beading looms, all available in our catalog and here in our online store.

Bead Ordering Information on Sizing

When ordering any style or size of beads, it is very important to keep in mind that dye lots on the beads vary. Make sure you order enough beads – especially your background color – all at one time. If you are trying to complete a particular project or repair, send us a few beads as a sample. We will do our best to match colors and sixes from our huge inventory.

What is a “hank” of beads?

Quality beads are temporarily strung in “hanks”. This is a symbol of quality and uniformity in beads. Hanks are the equivalent of 240 linear inches of beads. generally these are strung in 12 loops of beads 20″ long. A hank of 10/0 weighs about 1.5 oz. Bead sizes are indicated by numbers, with larger numbers indicating smaller sizes for each bead type

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Wampum Beads – Glass Trade Reproduction Colors

Wampum Beads - Glass Trade Reproduction Colors
Wampum Beads – Glass Trade Reproduction Colors

Reproduction Glass Trade Wampum Beads allow you to add a rainbow of colors to your loomwork and jewelry!  Get ready to make some colorful Glass Wampum Straps and Wampum Belts, earrings, even chokers!

These Reproduction Glass Trade Wampum Beads vary in size! They can measure just about 4 mm long and 4 mm in diameter to 4 mm x 3 mm  so you can get a lot of detail into a smaller space!  They come with a matte finish.

Choose from:

  • Dark Green
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Dark Red
  • Greasy Yellow
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • White

Available in 1 ounce and 1/2 kilo (17 ounces) packages.  Approx. 400 beads per ounce.

New stock of White is slightly smaller (4mm x 3mm), somewhat translucent and has more shine than the previous stock.

We also have some of the Chalk White available. Please choose White – Chalk to order these.

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Wampum Beads – Glass

Glass Wampum Beads
Glass Wampum Beads

Our Glass Wampum Beads offer the classic look of real shell wampum without the hefty price tag! You will find these beads perfect for making belts, bracelets, jewelry and more. Master Craftsman Andy Bullock uses these for his fabulous One of a Kind Wampum Belts!

We offer five colors, three opaque and two transparent. Dye lots will vary. The transparent purple varies from almost black to a lighter purple.

Choose from:

  • Transparent Cobalt
  • Opaque Purple
  • Transparent Purple
  • Opaque Ivory
  • Opaque White

These Wampum Beads measure about 5/16″ (about 9 mm) long  and 1/8″ (3mm) wide. They include about 120-140 beads per ounce.

You can purchase them in 1 ounce and 1/2 kilo packages. Buy 2 or more 1/2 Kilo bags for $26.00 each!

We also offer a Matte Finish Wampum Bead that is slightly smaller (8 mm long).

 

CHANGE QTY PRICING BACK $26.00

Czech Charlotte Cuts – 11/0 – Now in FULL Hanks!

Czech Charlotte Cuts - 11/0
Czech Charlotte Cuts – 11/0

11/0 Czech Charlotte Cut Beads are small faceted Seed Beads. Crafters use them for the finest, most detailed craftwork. They come from the Czech Republic. You will appreciate their uniformity.

We also offer 13/0 Czech Charlotte Cut Seed Beads.

Some colors may have limited quantities. As with all beadwork projects, buy all the beads you need for a project at one time to avoid dye lot variations. Premium colors have a higher price.

11/0 Cut Seed Beads come in Regular Hanks.  They have approximately 20 beads per inch.

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Czech Charlotte Cuts – 13/0

Czech Charlotte Cuts - 13/0
Czech Charlotte Cuts – 13/0

13/0 Czech Charlotte Cut Beads are small faceted Seed Beads. Crafters use them for the finest, most detailed craftwork. They come from Czechoslovakia. You will appreciate their uniformity.

We also offer 11/0 Czech Charlotte Cut Beads.

Some colors may have limited quantities. As with all beadwork projects, buy all the beads you need for a project at one time to avoid dye lot variations. Premium colors have a higher price.

13/0 Cut Seed Beads come in short Hanks, 144 linear inches.  They have approximately 26 beads per inch.

Choose the Bead transparency you want, Opaque, Metallic or Transparent, and the available colors will appear in the Color box.  Not all colors come in all transparencies.