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    Translucent Red Patterned Stone Beads (9mm)

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    Take a look at these beautifully patterned red beads. The unique character of the beads is apparent by the unique translucence of the stone and the...

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    Navajo White Natural Wood Beads (12mm)

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    These round wooden beads are made of top quality natural wood and are perfect for your jewelry and craft projects. Available in a variety of natur...

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    White Stone Egyptian Scarab Beads (Set of 5)

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    We are loving the natural and striking tones of these White Stone Egyptian Scarab Beads. In Egyptian culture, Scarabs were a symbol of transformati...

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    Vintage Wooden Ethiopian Prayer Beads

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    These authentic wooden beads show the signs of real wear. Beads such as these are often worn in the countryside by villagers and may be passed from...

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    Dogon Mali Clay Spindle Beads (Bicone)

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    This beautiful strand of Mali Spindle Whorl beads is handmade with clay and individually inscribed. It is made by the Dogon tribe of Mali. Design...

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    Naga Shell Disk Beads (12mm)

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    Admire the detail of these unusual beads fashioned in a disk-like shape from the natural shell of the ocean conch. The material for these unique be...

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    Natural Moroccan Shell Chip Beads

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    Take a look at these unusual dyed shell chip beads from Morocco, North Africa. Each strand is a generous 32" in length. May be worn as is or used i...

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    Melon Shape Vintage Naga Shell Beads (25x18mm)

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    Take a look at these unusual purple colored shell chunk beads from Morocco, North Africa. Each strand measures approximately 25 inches in length an...

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    Mali Clay Spindle Beads (Small Gumdrop)

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    This beautiful strand of Mali Spindle Whorl beads is handmade with clay and individually inscribed. It is made by the Dogon tribe of Mali. Designs ...

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    Mali Clay Spindle Beads (Bicone)

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    This beautiful strand of Mali Spindle Whorl beads is handmade with clay and individually inscribed. It is made by the Dogon tribe of Mali. A few b...

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    Round Nigerian Bone Beads (12mm)

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    Checkout these beautiful Nigerian bone beads from Africa! Each strand is approximately 29" long, and the beads measure about 12mm in diameter. Ea...

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    Round Palm Wood Beads (21mm)

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    Great strand of round-shaped Palm Wood Beads. Beads measure approximately 21-22mm in diameter. The unique texture of the wood is apparent in each a...

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    Round Black Mali Clay Beads (24mm)

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    Take a look at this great strand of black colored terracotta beads from Mali. Beautifully hand crafted, each bead may show slight variation in size...

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    Turquoise Moroccan Heishi Shell Beads

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    Take a look at these unusual turquoise colored shell heishi beads from Morocco, North Africa. Each strand measures approximately 22 inches in lengt...

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    Premium Round Tibetan Agate Beads (12mm)

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    Take a look at these hand-patterned Tibetan agate beads. The special character of this stone bead is apparent by the unique translucence of the bea...

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    Turquoise Stone Chunk Beads (6-12mm)

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    Check out this amazing strand of stone beads made of authentic turquoise. This brilliant and unique color will add an unmistakable accent to your j...

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    Vintage Spherical Naga Conch Shell Beads (16mm)

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    Admire the detail of these unusual beads fashioned in a round-like shape from the natural shell of the ocean conch. The material for these unique b...

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    Leopard Skin Rondelle Jasper Beads (10x14mm)

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    Here we have a beautiful strand of leopard skin jasper beads in a rondelle shape. These fun, organic beads are made from natural gemstone and measu...

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    Dark Brown Bone Prayer Beads (6x8mm)

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    Take a look at this strand of dark brown yak bone prayer beads. The strand has been prepared for meditation however the versatile beads can be easi...

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    Vintage Carved Naga Conch Shell Flower Beads

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    Red Wood Beads (8mm, Round)

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    Beautiful strand of red wood beads. Versatile beads for any jewelry project. Try these today!

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    Ebony Capped Bone Beads

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    These African beads are made by carving recycled cow bone, drilling a hole through it, and capping it on both ends using authentic African ebony wo...

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    Dark Inlaid Sandalwood Mala Beads (8mm)

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    These beautiful mala beads are hand-carved from natural wood in the mountainous region of Nepal. Each bead is inlaid with various materials includi...

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    Turquoise and Coral-Inlaid Tibetan Mala Shell Beads (108 Beads)

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    Looking for some special beads? These are them! These smooth beads have been inlaid with crushed coral and turquoise stone to fill small gaps and ...

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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!