Here be arrrrr collection of pirate parade beads fer Gaparilla, Mardi Gras, and any variety of pirate events that ye wish to liven up with some treasures that you can share the pirate spirit. We carry both the speciality bead sold individually or in sets of 3, as well as the throw beads sold by the case or in sets of a dozen. We have canvas bead bags to carry all yar fine Gasparilla parade beads in style.
The throwing of trinkets to the crowds at Mardi Gras started in the early 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers, n' is a time-honored expectation for young and old alike.
In 1884 (over 125 years ago), Rex, the King of Carnival started using medallions instead of trinkets. These medallions are represented by today's doubloons. These doubloons are aluminum and anodized in many different colors. They depict the parade theme on one side and the Krewe's emblem on the other. They have become collectors items.