Venetian Trade Beads – Fancies – AF07
1 in stock
Mix of Cornaline d’Alleppo, Zen beads, Bohemian faceted Beads and Venetian Millefiori Trade beads
Strand measures 21″
Beads are approximately 9mm to 18mm
The term cornaline d”Aleppo (French for carnelian from Aleppo) was used as early as 1870 to describe beads more commonly called white hearts, which are made of glass beads, made by applying a layer of glass over a core of glass of a different color and/or type. Strictly speaking, cornaline d”Aleppo, refers to compound beads in which translucent red glass is layered over an ivory or white glass core, or sometimes an opaque yellow or even pink core_Óespecially larger beads or beads embellished with lamp-worked eye dots or trailed floral motifs. The beads may be either drawn or wound; some have drawn cores with a wound casing. Although most are small oblates 3 to 5 mm in diameter, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including tubes, slices, ellipsoids, barrels, bicones, or spheres, ranging up to 16 mm in diameter.