Glass Trade Beads and African Beads

Shop a wide selection of glass African beads & trade beads: everything from Krobo beads to collectible Italian glass beads. Fast shipping.

Discover a wide selection of glass African beads and trade beads for sale. Options range from economical newly-made Krobo beads and powder glass beads from Ghana, to antique Italian glass beads (mainly Venetian), Dutch glass beads, "Russian" blues, and more. Powder glass beads offer great texture and color at a great price. Chevron beads and millefiori beads display the fine craftmanship of old Europe. Krobo beads and Mauritanian Kiffa beads show off the stunning talent of African glass bead makers. More Info

For more African beads, see: Handmade Metal Beads, Vulcanite/ Vinyl heishi, and Natural-Material Beads.


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  • 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Light Blue (strand) 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Light Blue (strand)

    12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Light Blue (strand)

    $21.25
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are usually old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made...
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    $21.25
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  • 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Mint Green (strand) 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Mint Green (strand)

    12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Mint Green (strand)

    $21.25
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are usually old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made...
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    $21.25
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  • 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Orange-Red (strand) 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Orange-Red (strand)

    12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Orange-Red (strand)

    $21.25
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are usually old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made...
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    $21.25
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  • 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Teal (strand) 12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Teal (strand)

    12x30mm Trailed Glass Beads - Teal (strand)

    $21.25
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are usually old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made...
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    $21.25
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  • Glass Bead, Chevron, Giant, Black/White (each)

    Glass Bead, Chevron, Giant, Black/White (each)

    $27.50
    The chevron, or "rosetta," bead originated in Venice and became widely popular as a trade bead (used as currency) in Africa for centuries. Chevrons are created by building up several consecutive layers of color, and then grinding down the edges. The...
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    $27.50
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  • Trade Bead, 5" Opalescent Faceted (each)

    Trade Bead, 5" Opalescent Faceted (each)

    $32.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $32.00
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  • Trade Bead, Glass Chevron, Round and Oval (each)

    Trade Bead, Glass Chevron, Round and Oval (each)

    $7.50
    The chevron, or "rosetta," bead originated in Venice and became widely popular as a trade bead (used as currency) in Africa for centuries. Chevrons are created by building up several consecutive layers of color, and then grinding down the edges. The...
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    $7.50
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  • Trade Beads, Black Glass, 20mm Irregular Tubes (strand)

    Trade Beads, Black Glass, 20mm Irregular Tubes (strand)

    $15.00
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads...
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    $15.00
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  • Trade Beads, Bodum Style Tubes (strand) Trade Beads, Bodum Style Tubes (strand)

    Trade Beads, Bodum Style Tubes (strand)

    $160.00
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic (and diminishing) variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear...
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    $160.00
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  • Trade Beads, Christmas Beads, Large (strand) Trade Beads, Christmas Beads, Large (strand)

    Trade Beads, Christmas Beads, Large (strand)

    $12.75
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads...
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    $12.75
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  • Trade Beads, Clear/Orange Recycled Glass, 12-13mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, Clear/Orange Recycled Glass, 12-13mm (strand)

    $9.00
    We carry an eclectic selection of African beads, both old trade beads, and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $9.00
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  • Trade Beads, Donut Discoidal (strand)

    Trade Beads, Donut Discoidal (strand)

    $40.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $40.00
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  • Trade Beads, Fancy Beads & Tabular (strand)

    Trade Beads, Fancy Beads & Tabular (strand)

    $240.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $240.00
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  • Trade Beads, Fancy Trailed Ovals - Cobalt Blue and White (each)

    Trade Beads, Fancy Trailed Ovals - Cobalt Blue and White (each)

    $190.00
    This strand is part of Russ Nobbs' extensive and beloved trade bead collection that we have had a hard time parting with. In the summer of Rings & Things' 44th Anniversary, we sorted through the treasures in Russ' office to share his beads with you.We...
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    $190.00
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  • Trade Beads, Feather Beads, Black (strand)

    Trade Beads, Feather Beads, Black (strand)

    $100.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $100.00
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  • Trade Beads, Kiffa Triangle & Round (strand)

    Trade Beads, Kiffa Triangle & Round (strand)

    $300.00
    Kiffa beads (sometimes called "saliva beads") are recycled-glass beads that reportedly have been made in the African country of Mauritania for a 1000 years! Mauritanian women are the typical creators of these festive ornaments. First, the beadmaker...
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    $300.00
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  • Trade Beads, Large Squared Millefiori, Brick Red #22-101-99-10-D

    Trade Beads, Large Squared Millefiori, Brick Red #22-101-99-10-D

    $130.00
    Millefiore Beads Mosaic glasswork techniques have been used for centuries to create intricate glass beads, pendants and paperweights. One of the most popular mosaic varieties is called "thousand (mille) flowers (fiori)" -- in fact, many people now use...
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    $130.00
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  • Trade Beads, Large Squared Millefiori, Brick Red (strand)

    Trade Beads, Large Squared Millefiori, Brick Red (strand)

    $130.00
    Millefiore Beads Mosaic glasswork techniques have been used for centuries to create intricate glass beads, pendants and paperweights. One of the most popular mosaic varieties is called "thousand (mille) flowers (fiori)" -- in fact, many people now use...
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    $130.00
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  • Trade Beads, Millefiori, Fancy Mosaic (strand)

    Trade Beads, Millefiori, Fancy Mosaic (strand)

    $150.00
    Millefiore Beads Mosaic glasswork techniques have been used for centuries to create intricate glass beads, pendants and paperweights. One of the most popular mosaic varieties is called "thousand (mille) flowers (fiori)" -- in fact, many people now use...
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    $150.00
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  • Trade Beads, Millefiori, Large #22-101-99-12 Trade Beads, Millefiori, Large #22-101-99-12

    Trade Beads, Millefiori, Large #22-101-99-12

    $140.00
    Millefiore Beads Mosaic glasswork techniques have been used for centuries to create intricate glass beads, pendants and paperweights. One of the most popular mosaic varieties is called "thousand (mille) flowers (fiori)" -- in fact, many people now use...
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    $140.00
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  • Trade Beads, Millefiori, Large (strand) Trade Beads, Millefiori, Large (strand)

    Trade Beads, Millefiori, Large (strand)

    $42.50
    Millefiore Beads Mosaic glasswork techniques have been used for centuries to create intricate glass beads, pendants and paperweights. One of the most popular mosaic varieties is called "thousand (mille) flowers (fiori)" -- in fact, many people now use...
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    $42.50
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  • Trade Beads, Nesting Dog Bone (strand)

    Trade Beads, Nesting Dog Bone (strand)

    $15.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $15.00
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  • Trade Beads, Padre (strand)

    Trade Beads, Padre (strand)

    $15.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $15.00
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  • Trade Beads, Poor Man's Russian, 8-10mm (strand) Trade Beads, Poor Man's Russian, 8-10mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, Poor Man's Russian, 8-10mm (strand)

    $60.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $60.00
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  • Trade Beads, Powder Glass #22-517-16

    Trade Beads, Powder Glass #22-517-16

    $3.50
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
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    $3.50
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  • Trade Beads, Powder Glass (strand)

    Trade Beads, Powder Glass (strand)

    $2.00
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
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    $2.00
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  • Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Large Bicone (strand)

    Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Large Bicone (strand)

    $10.00
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
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    $10.00
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  • Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Rotund (strand) Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Rotund (strand)

    Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Rotund (strand)

    $6.00
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
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    $6.00
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  • Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube #22-519-90-03 Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube #22-519-90-03

    Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube #22-519-90-03

    $7.50
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
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    $7.50
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  • Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube (strand) Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube (strand)

    Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube (strand)

    $6.00
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
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    $6.00
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  • Trade Beads, Recycled Glass (strand)

    Trade Beads, Recycled Glass (strand)

    $20.00
    The technique of making powder glass and other recycled-glass beads by hand has been used in Africa for centuries. First, molds are created out of clay. Glass is chosen by color and crushed by hand into a material called the "fritt." For recycled glass...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $20.00
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  • Trade Beads, Round (strand)

    Trade Beads, Round (strand)

    $110.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $110.00
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  • Trade Beads, Skunk, Old, Long Strand (strand)

    Trade Beads, Skunk, Old, Long Strand (strand)

    $275.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $275.00
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  • Trade Beads, Small Glass Ovals (strand)

    Trade Beads, Small Glass Ovals (strand)

    $4.50
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $4.50
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  • Trade Beads, Snake Beads, Small (strand)

    Trade Beads, Snake Beads, Small (strand)

    $12.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
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    $12.00
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  • Trade Beads, Watermelon Chevron Extra Large (strand)

    Trade Beads, Watermelon Chevron Extra Large (strand)

    $60.00
    The chevron, or "rosetta," bead originated in Venice and became widely popular as a trade bead (used as currency) in Africa for centuries. Chevrons are created by building up several consecutive layers of color, and then grinding down the edges. The...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $60.00
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  • Trade Beads, White Heart, 3-4mm (strand) Trade Beads, White Heart, 3-4mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, White Heart, 3-4mm (strand)

    $3.75
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
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    $3.75
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  • Trade Beads, White Heart, 4-5mm #22-111-09-07

    Trade Beads, White Heart, 4-5mm #22-111-09-07

    $4.50
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
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    $4.50
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  • Trade Beads, White Heart, 4-5mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, White Heart, 4-5mm (strand)

    $17.00
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
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    $17.00
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  • Trade Beads, White Heart, 5-6mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, White Heart, 5-6mm (strand)

    $4.50
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $4.50
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  • Trade Beads, White Heart, Tube, Large (strand)

    Trade Beads, White Heart, Tube, Large (strand)

    $60.00
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $60.00
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  • Trade Beads, White Masai Spacer, 6-9mm (strand) Trade Beads, White Masai Spacer, 6-9mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, White Masai Spacer, 6-9mm (strand)

    $6.00
    Trade Beads We carry an eclectic variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads...
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    $6.00
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  • Trade Beads, White Masai Spacers, 10-12mm (strand)

    Trade Beads, White Masai Spacers, 10-12mm (strand)

    $7.00
    Trade Beads We carry a wide variety of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $7.00
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  • White Heart Glass Trade Bead, Approx. 3-4mm - Cobalt (strand)

    White Heart Glass Trade Bead, Approx. 3-4mm - Cobalt (strand)

    $3.75
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $3.75
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  • White Heart Glass Trade Bead, Approx. 4mm, Orange (strand)

    White Heart Glass Trade Bead, Approx. 4mm, Orange (strand)

    $3.75
    White-heart beads are named after their white center, which adds brilliance to the colored glass surrounding it. Another name for these beads is "Cornaline d' Allepo," which translated literally to "Carnelian of Allepo" or "Agate of Allepo." The word...
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $3.75
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