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    Yellow & Blue Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads (16x7mm)

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    Take a second to marvel at these unique Yellow and Blue Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads. Artisan Venetian Glass beads have been crafted and produ...

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    Yellow Jacket Chevron Beads

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    These distinctive Yellow Jacket Chevron beads are identifiable by their special colors and design. Chevrons are a classic style of Venetian trade b...

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    Yellow & Green Striped Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Yellow Red & Blue Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Yellow & Blue Striped Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Green Brown Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Blue & White Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Blue & Yellow Striped Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Large Blue Nepal Chevron Beads (16x14mm)

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    Take a look at this incredible strand of Nepali Chevron beads. These beads are inspired by older Chevron beads, which are highly sought-after by be...

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    Green Cylindrical Striped Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Yellow Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Take a look at this beautiful strand of Blue/Black Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads. Venetian Chevron style beads like this have been produced for...

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    Matte Blue Chevron Beads (8mm)

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    Take a look at these beautiful blue chevron beads measuring approximately 7-8mm in size. Chevrons have long been prized as the most valuable of Afr...

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    Antique Black & White Yellow Jacket Chevron Beads

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    Own a piece of history with this beautiful, collectible strand of authentic yellow jacket chevron beads. Venetian chevron beads are the most sought...

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    Mixed Chevron Christmas Beads (Small)

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    Christmas beads comprise of a special blend of choice beads created in former Czechoslovakia for use in Africa. Also known as "African love beads,"...

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    Teal & Yellow Striped Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Bohemian Style Disk Nepal Chevron Beads (5x9mm)

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    Teal Chevron-Style Aja Krobo Beads (11mm)

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    These multicolor powder glass beads are inspired by traditional "Aja" trade beads. Shaped as thin, sliced disks, these great beads open up a pletho...

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    Blue Chevron Beads (5-10mm)

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    Take a look at these beautiful chevron beads measuring approximately 4-12 x 5-10mm in size. Chevrons have long been prized as the most valuable of ...

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    Brown Chevron Beads (6mm)

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    Checkout this nice strand of Glass Chevrons from Ghana, Africa. The strand measures 26" in length, with beads measuring approximately 6mm in diamet...

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    African Blue Chevron-Style Aja Krobo Beads (14mm)

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    Matte Green & Yellow Ghana Chevron Beads (8mm)

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    This exceptional strand of green ghana chevron beads is matte in finish and patterned with yellow stripes. These beads are superb to use as spacers...

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    Brown Chevron Beads (3x5mm)

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    Matte Red White & Blue Ghana Chevron Beads (6mm)

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    This exceptional strand of ghana chevron beads is matte in finish and patterned with red, white & blue stripes. These beads are superb to use a...

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We have one of the largest selections of Chevron trade beads on the web. Whether you are looking for traditional green glass chevron, or more exotic yellow jacket chevron, we've got you covered.

Chevron beads are a variety of glass beads that were first created by Venetian and local Murano artisans in Northern Italy following the Middle Ages in the late 1400s.  Other names for these beads are Rosetta and Star beads. Chevron beads were traded across the world especially in West Africa where they were introduced by visiting Dutch merchants. Due to their maritime strength and prowess, Dutch traders traveled widely and spread many types of glass beads throughout the world including Chevron beads. The glass industry was a big business and led to many unique beads that have been passed through the ages. In some sense the Chevron trade bead is considered the aristocrat of the bead industry because of it difficult to make and highly coveted as a trading item. In one of the earliest iterations, the Chevron consisted of seven different layers. This is generally believed to be the one hundred year period starting around 1480. In West Africa, European traders exchanged them as a form of currency for a variety of goods and services such as palm oil, ivory, possibly slaves, and luxury items that were in demand in mainland Europe.

Chevron beads are created and made using special techniques. They are classified as a type of drawn bead meaning they are made from glass cane that is created using a specially shaped mold. This process involves stretching the glass into a long tube with a hollow core on which additional layer can be applied, fused, and successively molded. Complex Chevron beads require multiple different layers. The process is concluded when bead edges are pinched to reveal a characteristic pattern zigzag or star pattern created by alternating layers of different colored glass on top of one another and stripes on the outside perimeter of the bead. The number of layers and colors and sizes has been varied over time however the most popular colors in West Africa have been a combination of red, blue and white.

Chevron Beads have been popularized through the present day and are considered possessions of prestige and status to be worn for special occasions and ceremonies by village elders, tribal chiefs, and traditional holy men. In fact, in the west many Chevrons are considered collectors items and may be worn either independently or integrated into contemporary jewelry pieces where they continue to be appreciated for their classic, recognizable, and aesthetic beauty as well as their rich historical legacy.

These beautiful trade beads age in range. While newer versions can be found in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, older chevron beads come in traditional colors and can be identified by the number of layers present.