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Antique Trade Beads - Blue and Brown Chevrons - Antique Trade Beads - Blue and Brown Chevrons - "Awale" Beads
Old antique trade beads that are primarily light blue with light brown and/or navy stripes and date to the early 19th century. They average about 1/4 - 1/2 inch wide, but are sometimes a little smaller. A great bead that really gives an old-time look to your projects. And why are these called "awale" beads? We have no idea. That is what the African traders call them today. Sold by the strand. The "8mm" size varies from 7-9mm and has about 100 beads on a strand.
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0891-002-050 5mm $35.00 strand
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0891-002-080 8mm $35.00 strand
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Antique Trade - Eyes

Antique Trade Beads - Eye Beads - Black Antique Trade Beads - Eye Beads - Black
These beads are called many different names including "eye," "skunk," and "crow medicine" beads. They are often seen in old necklaces and other items. A great black bead with white "eyes." Bead sizes vary but average about 10-12mm. Sold per bead or in 20-inch strands of about 60 beads.
0892-001-000 One-Size $150.00 strand
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0892-001-010 One-Size $5.00 ea
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$4.00 ea
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Antique Trade Beads - Eye Beads - Red Antique Trade Beads - Eye Beads - Red
While not as commonly seen as the black eye beads, these were also used on early Native American items. The color can vary between a light cranberry and a brighter red color. Bead sizes vary but average about 10-12mm. Sold per bead.
0892-081-010 One-Size $5.00 ea
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$4.00 ea
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Antique Trade Beads - Eye Beads - Red Thousand Eyes Antique Trade Beads - Eye Beads - Red Thousand Eyes
While not as commonly seen as the black eye beads, these were also used on early Native American items. This variation has many more white "eyes" and is generally called "thousand eyes." Bead sizes vary but average about 10-12mm. Sold per bead Sold per bead or in 20-inch strands of about 60 beads.
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0892-081-000 One-Size $150.00 strand
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0892-081-110 One-Size $5.00 ea
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$4.00 ea
Qty (10+)
 
Antique Trade - Melons

Antique Trade Beads - Melons - Dark & Light Green Stripes Antique Trade Beads - Melons - Dark & Light Green Stripes
Antique melon trade beads in dark and light green stripes. Beads are approximately 13 x 6 mm. Holes are approximately 3 mm. Sold by the 20-inch strand (approx. 40 beads).
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0893-004-218 One-Size $20.00 strand
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Antique Trade - Padre

Padres were probably some of the most common trade beads that were available in North America. They are basically the same as what are now called "crow beads" and can really add a great touch to "old-time" craft projects. These are somewhat irregular and just have a great aged look. Well, they should… they're the real thing! Sold in strands of about 85-100 beads. Beads are about 6-8mm. Note that there are a number of padre variations. These are the beads currently coming out of Africa. Some of the real old padres are more round.


Antique Trade Beads - Padre - White Antique Trade Beads - Padre - White
Great old-time white beads. Slightly off-white in color. Sold in strands of about 100 beads. Beads are about 6-8mm. 0895-026-009 One-Size $15.95 strand
Qty (1+)     Antique Trade Beads - Padre - Turquoise Blue Antique Trade Beads - Padre - Turquoise Blue
Turqoise blue padres are the most common color. These likely date to the late 1800's. Sold in strands of about 100 beads. Beads are about 6-8mm. 0895-242-209 One-Size $15.00 strand
Qty (1+)     Antique Trade Beads - Padre - Navy Blue Antique Trade Beads - Padre - Navy Blue
Great old-time navy blue beads. Sold in strands of about 100 beads. Beads are about 6-8mm. Very short supply. 0895-265-009 One-Size $15.00 strand
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Antique Trade - White Hearts

Antique Trade Beads - Deep Red White Hearts Antique Trade Beads - Deep Red White Hearts
Great old white hearts in the much sought after deep red color. These beads average about 8mm in diameter. Strands are about 20 inches long and contain approximately 90 beads. A great size that is about the size of a crow bead.
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0898-082-008 8mm $22.00 strand
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