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From my Wisconsin Trade Bead Collection this is a hollow blown squat bead with button ends. With small holes, this bead can easily be used in a wide variety of projects using bead wire

This hollow blown bead is about 24mm in diameter.

Wisconsin Trade Beads are one of fifty-five state and territory named design groups
being developed for the American Trade Bead Permanent Collection, an encyclopedic
like study of glass beadmaking technique slated for completion in July of 2035.

Wisconsin Trade Beads are a color study of cane work and zanfirico in bright colors. After the flameworking was completed, the item's surface was sandblasted and oiled to give it a pleasingly tactile, natural satin finish.

To find all of the Wisconsin Trade Beads that are available for purchase on the internet, please follow this link:

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The item offered in this listing is a small step toward my lifelong effort to earn the title Master Glass Bead Craftsman.

My objective: design and assemble the finest single-source permanent collection of glass beads in the history of man.

My technique: divide glass beadmaking into fifty five individual studies and by keeping a small percentage of that work over a thirty year period, build a monument to the craft.

My doctoral dissertation to the title Master Glass Beadmaker, the American Trade Bead Permanent Collection, grows daily and currently holds more than three thousand objects.

Purchase of the above item is an investment into the life of a unique studio attempting to advance in a unique way thousands of years of glass bead history.

My name is Harold Williams Cooney. Invest in me; help me earn the title Master Glass Bead Craftsman.

For daily updates from the studio, for more information about the American Trade Bead Permanent Collection concept and to learn how the above item links into the whole, please visit my web site:

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Retailers and designers: I am a passionate entrepreneur, the glass bead is my currency of trade; I hear and understand your desire to purchase my product at a discount. The only way to purchase American Trade Beads at a discounted is though Etsy. Items are priced at retail and are discounted though the use of coupon codes. Discount percentages and coupon codes are individually negotiated and issued. Restrictions apply. Contact me and we’ll talk turkey.

American Trade Bead - Wisconsin - Squat bead with button ends. Hollow blown boro glass lampwork. Relisted, original price 30.00


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