Trade Bead Necklace - Leather Cord Adjustable Necklace - Trade Beads on Leather - Colorful Jewelry - Ethnic Jewelry - Unisex Jewelry

Trade Bead Necklace - Leather Cord Adjustable Necklace - Trade Beads on Leather - Colorful Jewelry - Ethnic Jewelry - Unisex Jewelry

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This necklace includes a variety of different types and colors of glass trade beads. The center bead is the only non-trade bead, being a large, lampwork colorful glass milifiore. The trade beads include two weathered blue solid color beads, two milifiore tube beads, two black beads with a white swirly pattern and evil eye in the center, and 4 smaller barrel shaped beads, 2 at each end. The black leather cord measures approx 17.25 inches in length and has a 2.25 inch extender chain to a maximum length of approx. 19.5 inches.

Here is a bit of history of glass trade beads: between the 16th and 20th centuries, Portuguese ships landing in Africa traded beads for goods, and services. Then in turn, the Africans then used the beads for trading. Thus they are sometimes called African beads, though the oldest ones did not originate there. Modern trade beads mimic the patterns of the traditional antiques and come from many countries including Africa. Now older trade beads are collected, having increased in value as antiques, and newer trade beads are used mostly for making jewelry.

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