Trade Beads – Chevron Green Melon
Add bright color to your next project with these Green Melon Chevron Trade Beads. Each of these oval shaped beads measures approx. 1/2″ long. There are 48 beads in the lot.
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. Living History 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.
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