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    Antiqued Brass Sphere Beads (4mm)

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    Take a look at this great strand of brass beads fashioned in a round shape. Each strand is 20" inches long with approximately 120 beads measuring 3...

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    Brass Sphere Beads (4mm)

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    Twisted Cage Brass Filigree Beads (15mm)

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    Take a look at these round-shaped Ghana Brass Trade Beads from Africa. Each bead is made individually through the "Lost Wax process" technique. Thi...

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    Brass Diamond Cut Beads (2mm)

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    Antiqued Brass Triangle Heishi Beads (4mm)

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    Eye Cross Brass Filigree Beads (36mm)

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    Take a look at these unusual-shaped Ghana Brass Trade Beads from Africa. Each bead is made individually through the "Lost Wax process" technique. T...

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    Antiqued Brass Diamond Cut Beads (2.5mm)

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    Ornate 22K Gold-Plated Brass Floral Bead (27x25mm)

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    This unusual brass bead has been intricately designed with traditional floral patterns. Each unique bead has been beautifully finished with 22K gol...

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    Ivory Coast Brass Baule Tube Beads (28x4mm)

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    Take a moment to appreciate the intricate patterns and shapes of these handcrafted Baule Tube Beads. Baule Tube Beads like this are truly unique an...

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    Jumbo Sun Animal Design Baule Brass Beads (60mm)

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    These Baule Brass beads are characteristic of the unique workmanship of artists in the Ivory Coast in West Africa. Larger sizes such as these are h...

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    Super Jumbo Smooth Sun Design Baule Brass Beads (75mm)

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    Hand-crafted in the Ivory Coast, these beautiful brass beads measure approximately 90 x 75mm in size, and are large enough to make a statement! Tri...

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    Brass Cube Beads (3mm)

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    Brass Baule Beads, Sun Moon Design (33x24mm)

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    Spectacular strand of African brass Baule beads. Limited supply available. Another great strand for your collection!

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    Rounded Rectangle Brass Beads (4x3mm)

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    Basket-Shaped Round Brass Filigree Beads (15mm)

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    Take a look at these round-shaped Ghana Brass Trade Beads from Africa. Each bead is made individually through the "Lost Wax process" technique. Thi...

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    Woven Round Ghana Brass Filigree Beads (14mm)

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    Smooth Brass Heishi Beads (6mm)

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    Smooth Antiqued Brass Heishi Beads (5mm) - LOOSE

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    Baule Brass Beads, Sun Design (59mm)

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    Spectacular strand of African brass Baule beads. Limited supply available. Glass spacers are white hearts and could be either blue or red.. Some s...

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    Brass Diamond Cut Beads (5mm)

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    Cameroon Style Brass Filigree Oval Beads (29x18mm)

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    Take a look at these unusual brass beads fashioned with an artistic motif resembling the sun. Each bead is made individually through the Lost Wax P...

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    Woven Brass Filigree Elbow Beads (31x12mm)

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    Take a look at these elbow-shaped brass beads fashioned in a woven-like pattern. Each bead is made individually through the Lost Wax Process techni...

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    Cameroon Style Rounded Bicone Brass Filigree Beads (18x20mm)

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    Take a look at these bicone-shaped Ghana Brass Trade Beads from Africa. Each bead is made individually through the "Lost Wax process" technique. Th...

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    Circular Leaf Brass Filigree Beads (23mm)

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    These brass beads have been fashioned by an artisan using the lost wax method. Is is a traditional bead making technique from West Africa. The unus...

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Known for their rustic appearance and tribal look, African brass beads are second only to recycled glass as Africa's most popular bead exports. For centuries, these hand-crafted beads doubled as a primitive form of currency in parts of Ethiopia and Ghana – ironically the two countries where this ancient art-form is seeing a widespread revival. Brass Beads continue to serve as a symbol of status in some parts of east Africa. Many antique brass beads from Africa were handmade using the “lost wax” process adopted by native craftsmen – a largely unevolved technique whereby molten metal is poured into a hardened, handmade wax cast and allowed to set. The metal adheres to the various whorls and strips of wax, which in turn begins to melt away as intense heat emanates from the ore. As it cools, the molten brass hardens, taking on the very same characteristics as the wax mold - usually a cross-hatched, ringed or woven design to support the bead's hollow structure. Ashanti Brass Beads produced by Ghanaian tribespeople are by far the most elaborate in comparison to the efforts of Ethiopia's Borana tribe. Kenya is also known for its solid brass beads which are now highly sought after in the West. Their smooth finish, coupled with their likeness to natural heishi beads makes Kenyan brass beads a versatile choice for contemporary stringing projects and brass jewelry. At The Bead Chest, we are proud to carry one of the largest selections of African brass beads, antique brass, and ethnic & tribal brass beads on the web.