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    Red & Green Ghana Chevron Beads

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    Checkout this nice strand of Glass Chevrons from Ghana, Africa. The strand measures 26" in length, with beads measuring approximately 5mm in diameter.

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    Medium Blue Nepal Chevron Beads (12x10mm)

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    Blue & White Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads (14x7mm)

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    Add an impactful pop of color to your original jewelry designs with these Blue and White Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads! Glass Chevron Venetian ...

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    Green & Yellow Chevron Beads (6mm)

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    These green & yellow striped beads are made in a traditional African design, fashioned after original chevron beads. Each bead measures approxi...

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    Disk Nepal Chevron Beads (5x8mm)

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    Black Forest Ghana Chevron Beads

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    Blue & White Ghana Chevron Beads

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    Yellow Jacket Glass Chevron Beads (5mm)

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    Blue Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Checkout these beautiful chevron trade beads, known as watermelon chevron. Similar to the commonly known Chevrons, they display a colorful set of ...

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    Matte Yellow & Black Ghana Chevron Beads (8mm)

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

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    Indigo Blue & White Matte Ghana Chevron Beads (9mm)

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

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    Red White and Blue Striped Chevron Beads

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    Checkout this nice strand of Glass Chevrons from Ghana, Africa. The strand measures 26" in length, with beads measuring approximately 4mm in diameter.

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    Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Yellow Green Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Blue Aqua Stripe Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Matte Yellow Green & Red Ghana Chevron Beads (7mm)

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

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    Bright Green Flat Watermelon Venetian Chevron Beads

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    We are amazed by these finely crafted strands of Flat Green Watermelon Venetian Chevron Beads. Green Venetian Chevron Beads like this are hard to c...

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    Blue & Yellow Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads (14x6mm)

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    Take a moment to appreciate these splendid Blue and Yellow Venetian Watermelon Chevron Beads! Glass Venetian Beads like this have been produced and...

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    Red & White Nepal Chevron Beads (12x8mm)

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    Blue Nepal Chevron Beads (10x8mm)

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    Large Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Brown Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Rainbow Striped Watermelon Chevron Beads

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    Tiny White & Blue Chevron Beads

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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.