Himalayan Artistry – Tibet
Each of the nine beads in this collection measures approximately 15x17mm - is handmade amber-like cloudy copal mushroom-like beads and contain traditional end capping of hammered silver with an embossed cap end. (Copal is the name given to tree resin).
Tribal and ethnic in every sense, these handmade beads have been crafted by the nomadic people from Tibet – a group native to the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas.
And there’s no question you can have a lot of fun with these beads which provide lots of potential for creativity for those artisans with a bent for creating amazing Tibetan-inspired ethnic style or statement jewellery – items such as necklaces, bracelets or an ankle bangle.
These unusual beads would make a wonderful addition to your jewellery-making box of special beads.
The beads are often used as currency when trading for goods.
The nine beads in this collection weigh in at about 35 grams - have been heavily discounted and now work out to cost $5.00 each.
All our Tibetan beads contain a decent 2-3mm top-drill hole which is suitable for threading with round leather, Tigertail or craftline (similar to fishing line).
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order. But please be mindful that from time to time there may be some minor variations depending on availability.
Please also bear in mind many of these beads are not new, nor have they been mass produced. They are hand-made, contain imperfections and are aged-worn.