Trade Beads Mixed Chevrons Strand

Trade Beads Mixed Chevrons Strand

Strand of Chevrons and other Trade Beads

This Trade Beads Mixed Chevrons Strand comes with several large Red, White and Blue Chevron Beads as shown.  You also get a few large yellow padre beads and a few single striped, millefiori and other trade beads.  They come strung on a cotton cord. One of a Kind!

Glass Chevron Beads are elegant layered beads. They usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia. Jewelry makers love them!  Historically, bead makers in Czechoslovakia first made Chevron Beads in the 16th -17th centuries. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. Foremen did not permit craftsmen to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

History of Trade Beads

From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. The beads were highly desired by Native Americans, as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans and corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who operated during the 19th century. They ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions.

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Chevron Beads Black & Green India

Chevron Beads Black & Green India

Chevron Beads Black & Green India

Try these striking Black & Green Yellow Jacket Chevron Beads!  They have Red and White layers inside with a Black & Green striped outside. Each strand comes with approximately 35 Beads.  They vary in size from 10mm – 15mm long.  They come from India.

Glass Chevron Beads are elegant layered beads. They usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Living History re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia. Jewelry makers love them!  Historically, bead makers in Czechoslovakia first made Chevron Beads in the 16th -17th centuries. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. Foremen did not permit craftsmen to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.

History of Trade Beads

From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. The beads were highly desired by Native Americans, as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans and corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who operated during the 19th century. They ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions.

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Glass Chevron Beads

Glass Chevron Beads 12X10

Glass Chevron Beads

Glass Chevron Beads are elegant layered beads. They usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors.  Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc.  Living History re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia. Jewelry makers love them!

Our current stock comes from India. They are shiny and short, not elongated.  The beads vary in size and shape. The hole sizes vary from 2mm – 4mm.  We sell them in 4 ounce bags or 1 Kilo bags (about 35 ounces).

  • 5mm x 9mm (Est 150 per 4 ounces)
  • 8mm x 10mm (Est 80 per 4 ounces)
  • 10mm x 12mm (Est 55 per 4 ounces)

Historically, bead makers in Czechoslovakia first made Chevron Beads in the 16th -17th centuries. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. Foremen did not permit craftsmen  to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.  Our stock comes from India.

History of Trade Beads

From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. Native Americans highly desired glass beads as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, some from Holland and, later, from Poland and Czechoslovakia, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans. Corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions during the 19th century.

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Trade Beads Venetian Millefiori Curved Yellow

Trade Beads Venetian Millefiori Curved Yellow

Curved Yellow Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads

Use one of these Curved Yellow Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads on your next project! They each come with three lines of  Chevron Bead designs.  Each measures approximately 4 cm long with 3 mm holes.

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.  Today, collectors and jewelry makers highly prize Venetian millefiori trade beads for their historical significance, aesthetic appeal, and craftsmanship. They often use them in contemporary jewelry designs or incorporate them into art and craft projects.

History of Trade Beads

From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. Native Americans highly desired glass beads as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, some from Holland and, later, from Poland and Czechoslovakia, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans. Corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions during the 19th century.

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Breastplate Women’s with Antique Trade Beads

Breastplate Women's with Antique Trade Beads

Women’s Hairpipe Breastplate with Antique Trade Beads

This Women’s Breastplate is loaded with antique Trade Beads! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock made this Breastplate with 2.5″ and 3″ Bone Hairpipe. He separated each tier with Saddle Strap Leather Spacers. White Center Cranberry Red Crow Beads line both ends of each section. At the center, Andy attached a 1″ Conch Shell Concho  with White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing drops strung with Reproduction Pony Trader Blue and Greasy Yellow Pony Beads and two Feather design antique Trade Beads.   7″ long White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing fringe  strung with a variety of antique Trade Beads hangs from the bottom.  The White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing at the top sports Brass Beads and antique striped Chevron Beads.

This Women’s Breastplate measures 20″ long overall. It measures 4.5″ wide. You can adjust how it hangs with the White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing at the top.  One of a Kind!

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Otter Bag Beaded

Unique Eastern Beaded Otter Skin Bag

Unique Otter Bag with Eastern Beadwork

Add this Beaded Otter Bag made with a cased pelt and leather lace handle to your collection of accessories! The crafter designed this unique piece with the head folding over to close the opening of the bag. Red felt and small clear beads lines the opening. You will find a metal brooch stamped SP on the top of the head. Green melon chevron beads on red felt fabric create the eyes. A floral design on red felt fabric and dangles made of clear seed and tube beads, real wampum buttons and clear sequins adorn all four legs. Red ribbons and dangles hang from each foot.

The 20″ tail has a floral and bird design also on red felt fabric, and dangles made of clear seed and tube beads, real wampum buttons and clear sequins. The Beaded Otter Bag measures approx. 24″ long and 7″ wide.

Traditionally Otter bags are used for carrying personal belongings, herbs, ceremonial items or as a decorative accessory. It’s softness, durability, and water-resistant properties make it a highly valuable and a preferred material for creating bags that can withstand different weather conditions. Intricate beadwork, quillwork, or other decorative elements often decorate the bags.

This Beaded Otter Bag is One of a Kind!

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