Trade Beads 24″ Strand Assorted Millefiori


Assorted Colorful Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads

This 24″ strand of Assorted Venetian Millefiori Trade Beads comes with approx. 54 beads in a variety of colors and sizes. They measure approximately 5mm to 20 mm long.

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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Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 2 in

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