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    Wide Star Batik Bone Arrow Pendant

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    Batik bone arrow pendant from Kenya. Each pendant measures 42mm long by 30mm wide. There may be some slight variation between each pendant.

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    Green Round Turquoise Beads (6mm)

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    Check out this amazing strand of high-quality stone beads made of authentic green turquoise. This unique color will add an unmistakable accent to y...

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    Jungle Monkey Batik Bone Animal Pendant

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    Batik bone animal pendant from Kenya in the shape of a monkey. Each pendant measures 60mm wide by 25mm high. There may be some slight variation bet...

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    Cylindrical Heishi Turquoise Beads (5x3mm)

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    Indulge your eyes on these lovely strands of Turquoise Stone Beads. Stone Tube Beads like this are a fun a versatile bead to design with. We sugges...

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    Black Basalt Scarab Cabochon (24x18mm)

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    Take a look at this authentic Egyptian scarab made of authentic Basalt stone. Scarabs are considered sacred in ancient Egyptian culture. If you loo...

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    Nigerian Brown Camel Bone Beads (Graduated Medley)

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    Take a look at this exceptional strand of bone beads made in Nigeria from Authentic Camel Bone dyed with the natural color of the Henna plant. Each...

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    Tribal Patterned Carved Jade Cube Beads

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    Admire this unique strand of cube-shaped Jade beads patterned with a traditional motif. These delightful, handcrafted gemstone beads measure approx...

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    Cuneiform 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 be...

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    Jumbo White Kenya Bone Cylinder Beads

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    Checkout these beautiful matte finish White Bone beads from Kenya, Africa! The strand is approximately 28" long, and each bead is about 23-25mm in ...

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    Authentic Olive Wood Beads from Bethlehem (20x16mm)

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    Olive trees are well known as a source of fruit and oil, but what many people aren't aware is that the wood itself is among the hardiest of all fru...

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    Natural Color Moroccan Horn Beads

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    These natural colored beads are made in Morocco from cow horn. These unusual beads are hard to find. Bead sizes range from 18-35mm in diameter and ...

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    Cawwa Natural Seed Beads from Kenya (Large)

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    Beautiful strand of large "cawwa" seed beads from Kenya's countryside. These are fun-to-use, eco-friendly, and light-weight. They work great in nec...

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    Old Granite Stone Cylinder Beads

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    This exceptional strand of old granite stone beads has been crafted with meticulous care. Notice the smoothness of the surface and the texture of t...

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    Carved Bone Disk Beads

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    Take a look at this exceptional strand of bone beads made in Nigeria from Authentic Camel Bone. Each bead has been individually carved with craftsm...

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    Petite Amber Color Camel Bone Disk Beads

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    Take a look at this exceptional strand of bone disk beads made in Nigeria from Authentic Camel Bone. Each bead has been individually shaped and pol...

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    Wiio Natural Seed Beads from Kenya

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    Beautiful strand of "wiio" seed beads from Kenya's countryside. These are fun-to-use, eco-friendly, and light-weight. They work great in necklaces ...

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    Wood Beads (Round)

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    Beautiful strand of round wood beads.

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    Turquoise Beads (Flat Tear Drop Shape)

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    Beautiful handmade turquoise beads, Beads are graduated. The beads measure 8-23mm in length, 2-3mm thick and the strand is about 16inches long. h...

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    Indigo Blue Moroccan Heishi Shell Beads

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

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    Dark Brown Kenya Bone Beads (Round)

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    These beads are strung on sisal and could even be worn as is. The strand is approximately 20-23" long, and each bead is about 9mm in diameter.

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    Mini-Oval Tibetan Agate Beads (12x8mm)

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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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    Grazing Zebra Bone Batik Pendant

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    Batik bone zebra pendant from Kenya. Each pendant measures 67mm wide by 33mm high by 4mm thick. There may be some slight variation between each pen...

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    Black Terracotta Mali Clay Gumdrop Beads (20mm)

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    Amazing strand of natural color terracotta beads. Beautifully handcrafted, each of these unusual bead may show slight variation in size and pattern...

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    Black Terracotta Malli Clay Round Beads (22mm)

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    Take a look at this nice strand of Black Terracotta beads from Mali in West Africa. The beads have been individually decorated by hand with a tradi...

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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!