Product DescriptionWith their rich, earthy terracotta and brown tones, these tiny 3mm Mali Clay Beads are extremely versatile for 'nature' and 'eco' inspired projects. You will receive four strands. Each strand measures approximately 30 inches, and comprises these cylindrical African beads in a variety of hues. Native to Mali; these delightful Clay Beads are sourced in abundance, and may be up to 500 years old!
Mali Clay Beads are the versatile addition to your beading supplies, because they are:
Made from clay; a completely natural mineral.
Authentic and sourced direct from Mali.
Small enough to use as spacers, or weaving beads.
Gently textured, with a handmade free-form appeal.
History of Mali Clay Beads:
Mali Clay Beads present a somewhat baffling history, since it is nigh on impossible to ascertain their date of production. Archaeological digs within Mali, have realized great collections of these beads, determined to be at least 500 years old. Clay bead production within Africa, is a craft several thousand years old Ã‚â€“ as proven with the finding of Whorl Beads in West Africa. As a rule, Mali Clay Beads are produced through a gradual baking process in the heat of the sun - although it is not clear if they are made using a mold, or cane production process.
The strands are in very good condition.
Shipping & ReturnsPay shipping on your first item, and all additional items in our store ship free of charge!
Rush DeliveryFacing a tight deadline? In a rush to get your beads? Great news: we offer a full line of shipping options including FedEx, UPS, and DHL shipping. Please place your order then contact us to discuss you specific needs. We will be happy to assist you with a shipping quote, the balance of which may be paid following your initial order.
Worry-Free Return PolicyOur #1 priority is your satisfaction! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with this item or any item in your order, please notify us within 14 days of receiving your item(s) to qualify for our worry-free returns. Upon receiving your returned item, you will receive your choice of refund or store credit for the full cost of the product(s). For full return policy, click here.
Amazing, such wonderful detail! Genuinely unique by the inch. The slightest of color variations make these wonderful to behold!
Mali Clay Beads (4 Strands)
I thought they would be bigger...also sorry that so many other beads were sold out and still are... I guess I missed the penny but they are beautiful ... Not judging you...just an opinion
Mali Clay Beads (4 Strands)
I am always happy with the quality of the beads from The Bead Chest. These Mali clay beads are no exception - great product, thanks!
The order arrived timely, and it included some beautiful finds, thanks!
Love my beads, very quick shipment.
Love the store, my first purchase, will be back for more.
Lovely strands of beads! I like that I can wear them as they are, too. They will be fun with jeans!
EXCELLENT Article, the most beautiful I've ever bought.
I feel like I am wearing history after finishing my bracelets that I made with these beads.