As of October 31st, 2012 the Florida Trade Bead Permanent Collection looks like this:

Florida Trade Beads

A study of frit as interior patterning technique, Pennsylvania Trade Beads are one of the fifty-four state and territory named design groups being developed for the American Trade Bead Permanent Collection, an encyclopedic like study of lampworking slated for completion in July of 2035.


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Search store for all available Florida Trade Beads: click here

Collection Notes

Official definition: A study of frit as interior patterning technique

Sister States: Vermont

Founded: 2010 Monroe, Utah, named by Keysha Koy Whistel

State inspirations: glass artists Avery Gross, “B. Burney” and Glenn Holzhauer, whatever and whoever has or does crush frit over at Glass Alchemy

Estimated number of objects in collection: pending

Makers Notes: pending

Object Studies

The following object studies have been identified for Florida Trade Beads:


Florida Trade Beads

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