Chevron Melon Beads – Assorted Strand
These Assorted Chevron Melon Beads are quite the find! These elegant layered beads usually come in Red, White and Blue, but can also come in other colors. Crafters use them on necklaces, chokers, bags, etc. Re-enactors will find them perfect for period correct regalia.
Bead makers in Venice, Italy made the first Chevron Beads near the end of the 14th century. Traders carried these layered glass beads to North America and Africa. They are highly desirable due to the complexity of their manufacture. In fact, craftsmen were not permitted to leave their factories in order to prevent them from sharing the technology.
The majority of the chevrons in this strand are dark green with light green stripes. The ends of each bead are red and white. They are approximately 1/2″ long and slightly flattened. Additionally, there are three red, white, and green striped round melon beads, as well as one small 1/4 green chevron. There are 48 beads in total.
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