This is the second necklace in my line of trade bead necklaces. The focal is a round cobalt blue glass bead. Blue is the dominant color, and all of the other beads in the necklace are trade beads of contrasting patterns and colors with at least a touch of blue. The black leather necklace cord measures approx. 16.5 inches in length with a 2 inch extender chain to about 18.5 inches.
The origin of trade beads is interesting. They got their name from being exchanged or traded for goods or services, between the 16th and 20th centuries. Originally, Portuguese ships landing in Africa traded beads for goods, etc. and the Africans subsequently used them for trading. Thus the beads became mislabeled as African beads. 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.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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.