Take a moment to appreciate the unique and striking patterns of these stunning Lapis Lazuli beads. Lapis Lazuli Stone beads like this are known for...View full details
These natural Onyx beads are perfect for handmade jewelry design projects. Onyx can withstand high levels of stress and therefore is perfect for ma...View full details
Amethyst beads are exquisite, semi-precious gemstones that are renowned for their deep purple hue. The color of these beads can vary from light vio...View full details
Admire this great Nepali locket pendant. Each pendant is made by setting a round stone between two engraved silver caps. Onyx is a natural stone th...View full details
These beautiful tiny heishi beads are made of the highest quality Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan. Each unique strand is about 11 inches long with be...View full details
Admire these beautiful gemstone crystal beads made from Amethyst. Amethyst is known for its beautiful natural purple color, and is mined in Siberia...View full details
Admire this great Nepali locket pendant. Each pendant is made by setting a round stone between two engraved silver caps. Carnelian is a semi-precio...View full details
Take a closer look at these beautiful Garnet Stone Beads Made from natural gemstone these beads have a powerful red hue that can add a vivid pop of...View full details
Admire this great Nepali locket pendant. Each pendant is made by setting a round stone between two engraved silver caps. Turquoise stone has been t...View full details
Indulge your eyes in these beautiful turquoise beads brought to you from the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. Cut from coveted Middle Eastern ston...View full details
Like the pattern of clouds billowing in a blue sky, these Sodalite beads are made from natural mineral stone. The matte finish of these spherical b...View full details
These Onyx Beads are perfect for adding subtle elegance to your jewelry designs. With a round cut and consistent shape for each bead, you can be ce...View full details
These Black Skull Beads have a fun and playful energy to them. Carved from natural stone and then dyed black these skull beads are sure to be an at...View full details
Take a closer look at this stunning strand of Serpentine beads. This gemstone bead strand comes with up to 100 beads, making it ideal to use as a h...View full details
This versatile set Lapis Lazuli Beads is perfect almost any jewelry design project. Lapis Lazuli is a type of gemstone composed of Lazurite, Calcit...View full details
Admire this great Nepali locket pendant. Each pendant is made by setting a round stone between two engraved brass caps. Carnelian is a semi-preciou...View full details
These natural beads are made using dried lava. They are then electroplated to take on this beautiful metallic finish! Lava is a form of molten rock...View full details
Admire the beautiful color of these authentic jade stone beads. These beads were individually cut by artisans in Afghanistan. Many new age communit...View full details
These natural beads are made using dried lava, formed from molten rock originating from a volcano eruption. They come in a variety of shapes and si...View full details
Admire this great Nepali locket pendant. Each pendant is made by setting a round stone between two engraved brass caps. Turquoise stone has been tr...View full details
White Jade is a form of Nephrite jade considered by many as a calming and grounding stone. People often believe that it protects its wearer from ne...View full details
Tree Agate gets its name due to the leaf like patterns that form across its surface. Many farmers in ancient greek culture believed that Tree Agate...View full details
Indulge your eyes in these beautiful turquoise beads brought to you from the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. The mineral rich landscape of Centra...View full details
These Onyx Beads are perfect for use in all your jewelry making and design projects. Onyx will add a luxurious and classic look to your necklaces, ...View full details
Do you want to connect to the ancient materials used by master artisans of the past? Wanting to ground yourself? Feeling the need to connect your inspired jewelry designs with mother earth? Well, our natural beads might be the best option for your newest jewelry designs and creations. At The Bead Chest we have a numerous assortment of natural beads for you to choose from. From our natural glass beads to our natural resin beads, from our shell and coral beads to our stone beads and from our wooden beads to our natural animal horn beads when it comes to organic and not artificial beads we got you covered.
Since the dawn of time cultures from all over the world have utilized the natural world around them. When it comes to jewelry design, materials like natural stone, wood, shell, bone and clay beads have always been used to create iconic masterpieces. All over the planet evidence of natural wood being used in various jewelry designs has been found and some artifacts date all the way back to 500 BC. Ancient wooden rosaries and jewelry pieces can be seen in many museums around the world. The use of clay beads date back as far as 1000 BC and have been found in various regions across Africa. In West Africa clay beads were used as a form of currency in countries like Ghana and Mali. The oldest known jewelry in the world comes from natural seashell jewelry. Recently in the Skhul caves in Israel two shell beads were found and are believed to be 135,000 years old! Bone beads have been used to ornament clothes and jewelry designs for thousands of years. The creation and use of glass beads goes back almost 3,500 years. Glass beads are believed to first be created in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. All that being said, mixing in our natural jewelry beads into your designs will really help connect your design aesthetic with the artisan quality of long times past.
In the modern day, many new age communities treasure naturally occuring beads made from stone, wood, shell, resin and bone for their many metaphysical healing properties. It is said that wood beads are good at helping clear negative energy while grounding the wearer. Some say that natural stones like agate exude a healing energy of courage and strength. Many believe that seashell beads can help reduce stress, as well as, help open the third eye chakra. It is also believed that wearing resin jewelry will help protect the wearer from bad luck. Many also say that wearing glass jewelry will help amplify ones intentions.
So when it comes to incorporating natural bead strands into your jewelry design you really can’t go wrong. Implement the jewelry design techniques and style of the ancient times with our natural beads. We can’t wait to see what you do!