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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