Collection: Out of the Far East

The Far East is a region of the world that conjures images of exotic and only imaginable places – oozing with the aromas of spices and streetside food, bustling alleyways lined with hordes of people and crowded marketplaces.  

According to the World Atlas, the Far East is a term used to describe the geographical, economic, and cultural area that encompasses Eastern Russia (Siberia in particular), East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

The use of this term dates back to 12th century Europe, when the ruling class, explorers, traders, and travellers took an eastern route to reach this area.

And from this area come some of the world’s most exciting beads – made by gifted men and women - artisans carving out a living using only the materials available to them.

And we are extremely fortunate to have a good selection of these beads

These include the exemplary hand-beaten white metal beads by the Turkoman ethnic group native to Central Asia and the nomadic Sunni Muslims known as Kazakh’s – originally from the Ural Mountains who settled in northern Afghanistan to continue creating their metal tribal beads with semi-precious stone inlay.

Our collection comprises a selection of almost 50 types of bone beads, which are hand-made throughout Asia, in particular the Indian sub-continent, Thailand, Indonesia, Borneo and China.

And also, Himalayan Brass Beads with Turquoise and Coral Inlay resemble a mosaic like finish.  

Tribal and ethnic in every sense, these handmade beads have been crafted by the nomadic people of Tibet and Nepal – a group native to the high altitude regions of the Himalayas. 

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  • 555pcs - 50g - 4mm Mixed Frosted Tiffany-Style Glass Beads [TIF-F9]
    Rounds, Mix, Matt, Jewellery Making Supplies, Jewellery, Indian, Beads, Frosted, Coloured, Collection, Art, Projects, 4mm, Suncatchers, Bead Curtains, Topaz, Green, Black, Blue, Brown, Purple, Red, Purple, Pink, Orange, Mix, Matt, Lime, Yellow,
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  • 120pcs -300g - 8-60mm – Purple Harmony Resin Bead Collection - Great for Suncatchers!
    Tube, Tabular, Slabs, Round, Resin, Oval, Multi-Coloured, Java, Indonesia, Hearts, Flat, Drops, Diamonds, Cylinder, Cube, Collection, Mix, Coin, Clear, Bird, Beads, Bicones, Purple, Blackberry, Violet, Fuchsia, Ruby, Magenta, Indigo, Mauve, Lilac, Jewellery, Necklaces. Bracelets, Earrings, Suncatchers, Bead Curtains,
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  • 24pcs - 460g - 40mm Speckled-Twists Silver Foil Glass Bead Mix [SF-5]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Olive, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Capri Blue, Forest Green, Necklace, Collection, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Suncatcher, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Hearts, Bead Curtain, Mix, Speckled-Twists,
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  • 500pcs - 100g – 6-14mm ‘Green’ Collection of Mixed Cat’s Eye Beads [CAT-M8]
    Green, Olive, Teal, Emerald Green, Lime, Forest Green, Mint, Amazon, Avocado, Apple, Chartreuse, Pale Green,
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  • 125pcs - 100g - 7-11mm Mixed Decorative Indian Glass Splash Collection [IN-11]
    Tangerine, Red, Oval, Orange, India, Green, Global, Beads, Glazed, Glass, Collection, Blue, Beads,
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  • 500pcs - 100g – 6-14mm ‘Brown’ Collection of Mixed Cat’s Eye Beads [CAT-M9]
    Tube, Round, Oval, Mix, India, Worldwide Beads, Glass, Cylinder, Collection, Brown, Mustard, Ivory, Gold, Topaz, Beige, Tawny, Cat’s Eye,
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  • 92pcs - 200g - 16mm Mixed Transparent Round Flat Glass Coin Beads [IN-41]
    Topaz, Teal, Tangerine, Round, Red, Pink, Orange, Multi-Coloured, Lime, India, Grey, Green, Glazed, Glass, Forest, Flat, Collection, Coin, Blue, Black, Beads, Aqua, 16mm, Transparent, Varanasi, Bead Curtains, Suncatchers, Arts & Crafts,
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  • 95pcs - 100g – 25mm Jewellery Making White Buffalo Bone Hair Pipes [B-6]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Natural, White, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Hair Pipes, Choker, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America
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  • 22pcs - 98g – 20-50mm – Natural Burmese Coral – Ideal for Pendants [E-58]
    : Tribal, Ethnic, Branch Coral, Seaside, Collection, Coral, Orange, Jewellery, Asia, Algerian, Onyx, White Metal, Sterling Silver, Topaz, Amber, Jet Black, Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings, Burma, Burmese, Beads, Amazonite, Sea Coral, Twig, Branches, Dangle Earrings, Tribal Jewellery,
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  • 80pcs – 120g - 10-20mm Assorted Afghani Jade Stone Beads [SPJ-14]
    Jade, Ovals, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 70pcs – 49g - 8x10mm Unpolished Afghan Jade Oval Beads [SPJ-15]
    Jade, Ovals, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 35pcs – 56g - 10-17mm Afghani Unpolished Jade Stone Flasks [SPJ-12]
    Jade, Flasks, Afghanistan, Asia, Mutton-Fat, Hand-Carved, Axe Heads, Henan, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Gem, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Earrings, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Jade, Unpolished, Statement, Healing Qualities, Polished, Boho, Boho-Style, Beads, Imperial Gem, Centre-Drill,
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  • 2200pcs – 11 Strands – 6mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-21]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Cow Bone, Dyed, Black, White, Emerald, Beige, Natural, Brown, Turquoise, Blue, Dark Red, Recycled, Ethnic, Tribal, Boho, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Teaching, Counting, Projects, Saucer Discs, Washers, Flat Discs, Spacer Beads, Indian, Rondelles, Button Beads,
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  • 2000pcs+ 16 Semi-Precious Strands – Lapis, Jasper, Jade, Blackstone & Coral [SPS-1]
    Lapis Lazuli, Strands, Coral, Jasper, Jade, Mediterranean, Beads, Rocailles, Spiritual, Chakra, Blue, Green, Black, Semi-Precious, Beaders, Brown, Afghanistan, Middle East, Himalayas, China, Nomad, Stone Beads, Inspiring, Imperial Gem, Ethnic, Tribal, Jewellery, Tribal Jewellery, Necklaces, Yellow, Red, Bracelets, Earrings, Collectable, Middle East,
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  • 28pcs - 415g - 32mm ‘Flat Tabular’ Silver Foil Glass Beads [SF-12]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Capri Blue, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Round Flat Tabular, Bead Curtain, Mix, Suncatcher, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Blackberry, Round, Tabular, Flat, Twists, Bracelet,
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  • 40pcs - 445-grams – 18x38mm Flat Silver Foil Glass Cylinder Tubes [SF-11]
    India, Silver Foil, Flat Cylinder Tubes, Indian, India, Indonesia, Worldwide, Asia, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Mix, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line,
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  • 44pcs - 436g – 23x25mm Flat Silver Foil Glass Diamond Beads [SF-10]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Capri Blue, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Flat Diamonds, Mix, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Blackberry,
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  • 35pcs - 436g - 25x27mm Mixed Coloured Silver Foil Flat Glass Tiles [SF-8]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Capri Blue, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Flat Tiles, Bead Curtain, Mix, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Blackberry, Suncatcher,
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  • 9pcs - 430g - 47x52mm Silver Foil Glass Love Hearts Combo – Power Combo [SF-H2]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Sapphire, Emerald Green, Ice Blue, Olive, Blackberry, Copper, Gold Leaf, Blackberry, Amber Necklace, Combo, Collection, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Hearts,
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  • 430g - 47x52mm Silver Foil Glass Love Hearts – Calming Combo [SF-H1]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Sapphire, Lilac, Turquoise, Ice Blue, Olive, Blackberry, Copper, Gold Leaf, Amber, Suncatcher, Bead Curtain, Necklace, Combo, Collection, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Hearts,
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