Collection: Out of Thailand

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

All have simple, but very distinctive African inspired designs which have been applied to the bone through a process known as batik.

Once the bead has been shaped, cleaned and bleached, the raw bone surface is ready for the batik process. Skilled craftsmen and women then hand-carve or paint a design with a hot solution of clear bees wax.

This wax is essential to the process because of its ability to, not only penetrate the pores of the bone surface which forms the required impenetrable barrier called a ‘resist’, but once dried, also allows the non-waxed areas of the bone to be tinted to a colour of choice. Finally, a lacquer sealant is applied which completes the batik process.

Our beads are ready to be used to create North American warrior-style choker necklaces, Indian breast plates and costumes.

They are also perfect for those keen on creating tribal or ethnic-style jewellery - including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and ankle bangles.

Also – they make the perfect ingredients for art and craft projects, for teaching, counting, or simply for creating something stylish – like Boho or Vintage.

The Thai people also work extensively with silver.

The silver beads are handcrafted by the extremely creative Hill Tribe people living in the mountains of northern Thailand.

The Hill Tribe peoples use pure silver which comes exclusively from Vietnam.

This particular silver has a content value of between 99 per cent and 99.9 per cent.

Because the silver content is so high, the material is more pliable and workable for the simple and crude hand-tools used by the Hill tribes to create their master pieces.

Nothing is mass produced here – the beads are all hand-made.

Sterling Silver (which has a silver content of 92.5 per cent and 7.5 per cent copper) is unsuitable for the Hill tribe crafts people because of its hardness and susceptibility to tarnishing.

So, because the Hill Tribe silver contains no additives – it will tarnish a lot slower than its sister silver - Sterling Silver.

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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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  • 2200pcs – 11 Strands – 6mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-21]
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  • 100g – 10-25mm Bleached White Flat Bone Saucer Spacer Discs [B-22]
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  • 36pcs - 50g – 5x16mm Hand-Carved White Flower Bone Beads [B-18]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Ethnic, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, African Inspired, Indian-Style, Vintage, Recycled, Flower,
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  • 100g – 80pcs - 15-36mm Assorted Colours Batik Bone Tube All Mix – [B-O]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Africa, Ethnic, Batik, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Hair Pipes, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, Horn, Black, Brown, African Inspired, Indian-Style, Vintage, Tribal, Cylinder, Pipes, Tribal Jewellery, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Cow, Goats, Camels, Hand-Carved, Tubes, Beige, Purple, Three-Dot,
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  • 100g – 120pcs - 7x15mm Beige/White Hand-Painted Batik Bone Tubes – for Boho-Inspired Jewellery [B-J]
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  • 105pcs - 200g – 40mm Jewellery Making White Buffalo Bone Hair Pipes [B-4]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, 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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  • 50g – 3-Strand White Bone Spacer Bars - Great for Ethnic-Style Jewellery Making [B-14]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, Indian-Style, Vintage, Tribal, Tribal Jewellery, Cow, Goats, Camels, Hand-Carved, Multi-Strand, Warrior-Style, Black, Rustic, White, 3-Strand, 3-Hole,
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  • 50g – 4-Strand White Bone Spacer Bars - Great for Creating Ethnic-Style Jewellery [B-17]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, Indian-Style, Vintage, Tribal, Tribal Jewellery, Cow, Goats, Camels, Hand-Carved, Multi-Strand, Warrior-Style, 4-Strand, 4-Hole, White,
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  • 100g – 50pcs - 25mm Scribed Batik Bone Cylinder Pipes – Great for Making Tribal Jewellery [B-F]
    India, Beads, Jewellery Making, Africa, Ethnic, Batik, Collection, Necklace, Bracelet, Dyed, Water Buffalo, Bone, Buffalo, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, China, Hair Pipes, Choker, Boho, Ankle Bangle, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Projects, North America, Horn, Black, Brown, African Inspired, Indian-Style, Vintage, Tribal, Cylinder, Pipes, Tribal Jewellery, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Cow,
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  • 1200pcs – 6 Strands – 7mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-33]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Cow Bone, Dyed, White, Emerald, Beige, Natural, Red,  Turquoise, Chestnut, 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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  • 500g – 10-40mm – 700pcs+ Assorted Recycled Indian Bone Bead Collection
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  • 77pcs+ - Mixed Bohemian Terracotta Bead Collection [E-93]
    Terracotta, Handmade, Thailand, Asia, Clay, Hand-Painted, Cubes, Rounds, Drops, Cylinders, Ovals, Tubes, Tiles, Tabular, Multicoloured, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Jewellery-Making,
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  • 1600pcs – 8 Strands – 6mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-22]
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  • 1200pcs – 6 Strands – 6mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-23]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Cow Bone, Dyed, 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, Rondells, Button Beads,
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  • 3600pcs – 18 Strands – 7mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-31]
    : India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Cow Bone, Dyed, Emerald, Beige, Chestnut, White, Burnt Red, Fawn, Natural, Brown, Dark Red, Brown, 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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  • 2600pcs – 13 Strands – 7mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-32]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Cow Bone, Dyed, Black, White, Emerald, Beige, Natural, Brown, Blue, 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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  • 4000pcs – 20 Strands – 6 & 7mm Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBS-34]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Cow Bone, Dyed, Black, White, Emerald, Beige, Natural, Brown, 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, Rondells, Button Beads,
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  • 7250pcs - 500g – Multicoloured 6mm ‘AllMix’ Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBL-2]
    India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Dyed, White, Pink, Blue, Beige, Chestnut, Natural, Roan, Black, Fawn, Emerald, Light Blue, Pale Green, Brown, Dark Red, Recycled, Ethnic, Tribal, Boho, Asia, Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Costume Jewellery, Craft, Art, Teaching, Counting, Projects, Saucer Discs, Washers, Flat Discs, Spacer Beads, Indian, Rondells, Button Beads,
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  • 3440pcs - 500g – Multicoloured 7mm ‘AllMix’ Recycled Indian Bone Spacer Discs [CBL-4]
    : India, Beads, Statement Jewellery, Collection, Bone, Dyed, White, Pink, Blue, Beige, Chestnut, Natural, Roan, Turquoise, Black, Fawn, Emerald, 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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