This is the first in my line of trade bead necklaces on leather! This one has a brilliant large cobalt blue glass center bead that is rondelle-shaped. Colorful trade beads, some with millefiori designs, as well as large cobalt blue glass pony beads compose the sides. The leather part of the necklace is approx. 18 inches in length with a 2 inch chain extender to about 20" total length.
Here is a bit about the origin of trade beads: Trade beads got their name from being exchanged or traded for goods or services, between the 16th and 20th centuries. Originally, Portuguese ships landing in Africa often traded beads for goods, etc. and thus sometimes the beads are called African beads. However, they didn't originate in Africa! The antique trade beads have increased in value. Modern trade beads mimic the patterns of the traditional antiques.
Shipping from United States
1-2 business days
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 2 - 4 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalized orders
If you have any questions at all please contact me by email.
If you have any questions at all, please contact me via email.