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    Drilled Cowrie Shells (Large)

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    Beautiful set of drilled cowrie shells. Traditionally used in West African art and adornments. Great for jewelry making, crafts, and anything else ...

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    Cream Sliced Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These yellow color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition t...

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    Round Mother of Pearl Beads (8mm)

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    These beautiful round Mother of Pearl Beads feature a white shell material with a diameter of 8mm and come in a generous strand length. The finishe...

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    Matte White Shell Heishi Beads (8mm)

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    Take a look at these beautiful natural shell heishi beads. Beads such as these have been handcrafted in Asia for centuries. The matte finish on the...

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    Grey Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These grey heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to your b...

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    Lavender Purple Natural Shell Heishi Beads (3mm)

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    These purple color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition t...

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    Drilled Cowrie Shells (Small)

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    Beautiful set of drilled cowrie shells. Traditionally used in West African art and adornments. Great for jewelry making, crafts, and anything else ...

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    Gambian Grey Natural Seashell Beads (Long Strand)

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    Take a look at these whimsical shell beads from Gambia, Each bead has been meticulously drilled with a small hole and strung as a necklace. These b...

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    Beige Drilled Cowrie Shells (Large)

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    Beautiful set of drilled cowrie shells. Traditionally used in West African art and adornments. Great for jewelry making, crafts, and anything else ...

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    Baby Blue Sliced Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These blue color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to ...

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    Kenyan Cowrie Shell Beads

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    Checkout these beautiful cowrie shells from East Africa! The strand is approximately 24-30" long, and each bead is about 17-21 x 8mm. Cowrie shells...

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    Beige Natural Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These beige color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to...

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    Lavender Purple Natural Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These purple color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition t...

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    Turquoise Natural Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These turquoise color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun additio...

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    Oyster Natural Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These purple color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition t...

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    Grape Purple Sliced Shell Heishi Beads (3mm)

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    These purple color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition t...

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    Round Cream Shell Beads (5mm)

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    Take a look at these beautiful natural shell beads. Every strand is unique with a special variation of white and cream colors! Each bead measures a...

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    Round Mother of Pearl Beads (4mm)

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    Round Mother of Pearl Beads are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any beading project. These white beads are 4mm in diameter and made out o...

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    Fern Green Natural Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These green color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to...

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    Round Mother of Pearl Beads (5mm)

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    These beautiful Round Mother of Pearl Beads are the perfect accent to any project. Each 5mm bead is made of shell material and is delicately dyed w...

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    White Ocean Sea Shell Heishi Beads (12mm)

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    These heishi beads are made from genuine natural sea shell. Each bead measures approximately 2 x 10-13mm in size, with a hole size of approximately...

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    Grapefruit Orange Sliced Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These orange color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition t...

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    Round Melon Vintage Style Naga Shell Beads (12x17mm)

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    Admire these marvelous Round-shaped Conch Shell Beads. These beads were sourced all the way from the mountains of Nepal where skilled artisans cut ...

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    Turquoise Sliced Shell Heishi Beads (5mm)

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    These blue color heishi beads are made from natural shell. The slight variations in colors and shape of the beads will make them a fun addition to ...

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You’re going to be able to create stunning masterpieces with our collection of incredible Shell Beads. You can use shell beads to add bold textures and depth to your jewelry designs and interior design projects!  From our artisan white natural ocean and ostrich eggshell beads to our stunning collection of multicolor shell beads, we are sure to have the perfect shell bead for your next design project!

Shells have been used by artisans for 1000s of years all around the world to make jewelry and to decorate homes, palaces, and, sculptures. Some of the oldest known jewelry was made from shells and was discovered in the Skhul caves in Israel. The shell jewelry discovered there has been dated by archaeologist to be over 100,000 years old! For 100s of years in Chinese culture, shells have been used in the practice of Feng Shui. According to Feng Shui experts, shells represent the element of earth. It is said that placing shells in the south-west and north-west corners of your living room will positively enhance your reputation. In the modern day, shell jewelry is more popular than ever. All around the world in various tropical locations artisan shell jewelry and shellcraft can be found being sold as souvenirs and jewelry.

In many modern new age communities, Shells and Shell jewelry is believed to have various positive metaphysical healing properties. Many believe that Shells are an emblem of peace and positivity. Shells are said to emanate the healing power of nature. Cowrie Shells are often used to help manifest abundance and prosperity. Many also believe that Cowrie Shells make for a great talisman of protection. Clam, Mussel, and, Oyster Shells are said to resonate with the heart chakra and can aid the wearer in healing and help one move past emotional trauma. Animal shells like Ostrich Shells are believed to also have various healing properties. Many believe that Ostrich Shell beads and jewelry are great for balances the chakras and are great for cleansing and purifying the home when used as a decoration.

Here at The Bead Chest, with our vast selection of various shell beads and shell bead strands, we know we have something perfect for your next design project. So please feel free to take your time browsing this curated shell bead section. We can’t wait to see how you use them!