Collection: Rare-Ethnic-Tribal Beads

For almost a quarter century we have been sourcing, gathering and collecting beads from right around the world.

Many of those beads were either rare, or very desirable ethnic or tribal beads.

Now, many of those beads that had been our pride and joy are now looking for a new home – either as a collectable piece to put on display, to add to a collection or as an ingredient for a stylish piece of jewellery.

By flicking through the pages of our website, we take you on an online adventure that will take you on a journey to exotic and faraway places you may have only dreamed about.

The people of those faraway places have created hand-made clay beads from Afghanistan, 200-year old African Trade beads, hand-carved mud cloth batik bone beads from Kenya and ancient ethnic conch beads from the Himalayas.

Not to mention the sliced mushroom beads meticulously carved out of jade, fabulous turquoise nuggets from Tibet or the four-sided etched mutton-fat cubes – that come with Chinese script engraving.

Or if you prefer the Siam red Cinnabar beads from China, 2000-year old Roman glass beads, hand-made ceramic Kazuri beads from Kenya or a twig of Burmese sea coral.

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  • Massive 4.5 Kilos (450pcs+) – Silver Foil Glass Bead Collection - All Colours & Black [SF-M4.5k-19]
    Glass, Silver Foil, Indian, Tribal, Ethnic, India, Faceted, 4.5 kilos, Bicones, Rounds, Ovals, Twists, Drops, Black, Tubes, Cubes, Tabular, Opaque, Transparent, Speckled, Frosted, Silver Foil, Frosted, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Bead Curtain, Suncatcher, Multicolours,
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  • 200pcs – Handmade West African Sandcast Yoruba and Krobo Glass Beads
    Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Sandcast, Glass, Beads, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Rare, Ethnic, Tribal, Collectible, Statement, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kiln, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa, Multicoloured,
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  • 28pcs - 100g – 14-30mm Polished Afghan Lapis Lazuli Bicones [SPL-8]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Worldwide Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet,  Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Bicone, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis,
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  • 30pcs – Collection of 925 Sterling Silver Oval Beads [SSIN-54]
    Sterling Silver, India, 925, Metal, Oval, Fluted, Beads, Silver, Dangle, Charms, Pendants, Crafted, Silversmiths, Jewellery, Indian, Ethnic, Tribal, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Statement Jewellery,
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  • 3pcs – 15x40mm Tibetan/Nepali Turquoise Soldier Beads with Silver End Caps [E-125]
    Turquoise, Polished, Semi-Precious, Matrix, Veins, Pebbles, Black, Brown, Rare, Tibet, Himalayas, Slabs, Arizona, Nugget, Nugget, Nepal, Jewellery-Making, Jewellery, Beaders, Collection, Mix, Boho, Trendy, Up-Market, Rectangle, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Earrings, Spiritual, Healing Qualities, Ethnic, Tribal, United States, Iran, Turkey, Chile, Tibet, Mexico, China, Statement, Green, Blue, Gemstone, Bracelet, Earrings,
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  • 500g – 10-40mm – 700pcs+ Assorted Recycled Indian Bone Bead Collection [BAM-1]
    India, Beads, Collection, Bone, Batik, Dyed, Recycled, Ethnic, Tribal, Boho, Vintage, North America, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Ghana, Africa, China, Necklaces, Bracelets, Bangles, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Teaching, Counting, Projects, Saucer Discs, Washers, Flat Discs, Rondelles, Tubes, Cylinders, Animals, Spacer Beads,
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  • 200pcs+ Assorted 12-30mm Collection of Afghan Lapis Lazuli Beads [SPL-5]
    Lapis Lazuli, Stone Beads, Strands, Beads, Rocailles, Spiritual, Chakra, Blue, Collectible, Rare, Semi-Precious Stone Beads, Semi-Precious, Beaders, Afghanistan, Middle East, the Far East, Himalayas, Inspiring, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings,
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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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  • 14,500pcs - 1kg - 6mm Recycled Indian Multicoloured Bone Spacer Discs [CBL-1]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Dyed, White, Pink, Blue, Beige, Chestnut, Natural, Roan, Black, Green, Light Blue, Pale Green, Brown, 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, Rondells, 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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  • 22pcs - 98g – 20-50mm – 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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  • 5pcs - 11x25mm African Ashanti Lost Wax Cast Brass Hearts from Ghana [E-143]
    Africa, Ashanti, African, Ghana, Brass, Metal, Hearts, Lost-Wax, Central Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Baoule, Bronze, Lost Wax, Ancient Techniques, Krobo, Krobos, Metal-Casting, Beads, Molten Metal, Bead-Making, Modern Methods, West Africa, Tribe, Ethnic, Hearts, Fern-Like, Glass, Recycled Glass, Dentistry, Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet, Leg Bangle, Boho-Inspired,
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  • 11pcs - 22x34mm - Crude African Ashanti Lost Wax Cast Brass Spiral Disks from Ghana
    Africa, Ashanti, African, Ghana, Brass, Metal, Spiral Disks, 3rd Millennium, Lost-Wax, Central Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Baoule, Bronze, Lost Wax, Ancient Techniques, Krobo, Krobos, Metal-Casting, Beads, Molten Metal, Bead-Making, Modern Methods, West Africa, Tribe, Ethnic, Hearts, Fern-Like, Glass, Recycled Glass, Dentistry, Necklace, Bracelet, Leg Bangle, Boho-Inspired, Pendant Disks,
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  • 24pcs - 100g – 12x20-28mm Cross-Hatch Lapis Lazuli Barrel Cylinders from Afghanistan [SPL-7]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet,  Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Cross-Hatch, Cylinder, Barrel, Oval
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  • 100pcs - Recycled Bottle Glass Krobo Beads from Ghana, West Africa
    Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sandcast, Glass, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Jars, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kiln, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa, Multicoloured, Brown, Topaz, Clear, Blue, Olive, Green,
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  • 200pcs - Recycled Bottle Glass Krobo Beads from Ghana, West Africa
     Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sandcast, Glass, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Jars, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kiln, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa, Multicoloured, Brown, Yellow, Red, Blue, White, Green, White,
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  • 40pcs – Handmade West African Sandcast Yoruba and Krobo Glass Beads
    Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sandcast, Glass, Recycled, Yoruba, Krobo, Bottles, Old, Jars, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Boho, Cassava, Molds, Clay, Kilns, Mortar, Pestle, Wood-Burning, Leg Bangles, Collection, Mix, West Africa,
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  • 14pcs – 10-18mm Unpolished Afghani Lapis Soccer Ball Melons [SPL-3]
    Afghanistan, Blue, Gold, Semi-Precious, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Pyrite, Flecks, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Anklet, Bracelet, Bangle, Ethnic, Tribal, Spiritual, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis, Unpolished, Melons, Disks, Statement, Head Pin, Soccer,
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