Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chevron bead

Chevron bead or Rosetta were created by glass bead makers in Venice and Murano, Italy near the end of the 14th Century.

These beads are made of a hollow cane and many layers of glass e.g. white, blue, white, brick red, white and finally blue. After this layering of color, these beads are ground to produce patterns resembling concentric stars with points. The canes are then chopped into individual beads. The Chevron bead is distinguished by zigzag patterns.

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