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Glass Beads

African trade beads came about as a result of the need for traders along the route between Europe and Africa for a currency to trade with the Africans. Beads fitted here as the most appropriate medium of exchange due to the affinity that African people had for various types of beads. The trade beads were therefore used for purposes of battering goods of value from the peoples of Africa such as ivory, gold, palm oil and slaves. The history of African trade beads dates as far back as the fifteenth century with the coming of the Portuguese.Click to read more at our About African Bead Blog

Featured Products - Glass Beads

Mixed Tibetan Beads
3 Available


Monthly Specials For February

Orange Transparent Padre Beads (8x6mm)
2 Available
$10.00  $7.00 On Sale
Save: 30% off
Antique Venetian Millefiori Beads
1 Available
$150.00  $100.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Blue 'White Hearts' - Small (5x4mm)
64 Available
$8.00  $6.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Brown Striped Gooseberry Beads
10 Available
$15.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 33% off
Bohemian Iridescent Beads (8x8mm)
15 Available
$16.00  $10.00 On Sale
Save: 38% off
Orange Transparent Padre Beads (9x7mm)
14 Available
$10.00  $7.50 On Sale
Save: 25% off
Old Russian Blue Beads
13 Available
$50.00  $35.00 On Sale
Save: 30% off
Purple Cloud Ghana Glass Beads (14x12mm)
4 Available
$12.00  $9.00 On Sale
Save: 25% off

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