Bead Lot – Asst Small Millefiori Beads
You will enjoy using these assorted small Venetian Millefiori Beads in your projects! This lot comes with a variety of colors & designs. You will find squared off and oval shaped beads, too. The longest beads measure about 0.5″ or 15mm 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!
This lot of Glass Venetian Millefiori Trade beads comes with about 50 beads as shown.
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