African Beads

All of our African beads are handmade and fair trade. They are sourced from a number of countries within Africa, including Ghana and Kenya. Artisans in Africa have been making glass beads and perfecting their craft for 100s of years. Glass beads from Africa have a lovely handmade quality and often feature beautiful colours and patterns. Brass and Wood are other common materials you will find in this section, these work great for mixing and matching. 

Please note: you will find the occasional product in this category that is from a country outside Africa, such as Indonesia or Nepal. These are all clearly labeled in their descriptions. 

 

  • 8.5mm x 9.5mm Brass Striped Bicone Beads***
    $1.29

    8.5mm x 9.5mm Brass Striped Bicone Beads***

    RB-SB

    Brass Striped Bicone Beads. Approx 8.5mm x 9.5mm with 2mm hole

    $1.29
  • 14mm Fused Glass Beads - Blue and White***
    $16.29

    14mm Fused Glass Beads - Blue and White***

    AG-14BW

    Fused Glass Beads - Blue and White. 14mm with 2mm hole. Approx 22 pcs. per 10in. Strand

    $16.29
  • 14mm Fused Glass Beads - Black and White***
    $16.29

    14mm Fused Glass Beads - Black and White***

    AG-14BKW

    Fused Glass Beads - Black and White. 14mm with 2mm hole. Approx. 22 pcs. per 10in (25.4cm) strand.

    $16.29
  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Light Aqua***
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    $16.99

    14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Light Aqua***

    SG-14LA

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $16.99
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  • 6mm Metal Crisp Beads - Gold***
    $10.99

    6mm Metal Crisp Beads - Gold***

    CB-G

    Gold Crisp Beads. Approx 1mm x 6mm with 2mm hole Approx 240 pcs. per 4in. (10.16cm) strand

    $10.99
  • 14mm Recycled Glass - Aqua***
    $13.99

    14mm Recycled Glass - Aqua***

    AG-14AQ

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $13.99
  • 14mm Recycled Glass - Blue Wave Marine***
    $13.99

    14mm Recycled Glass - Blue Wave Marine***

    AG-14BWM

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $13.99
  • 5mm x 8mm Nepali Chevron Beads***
    $17.99

    5mm x 8mm Nepali Chevron Beads***

    AG-8NC

    These chevron beads from Nepal are made by artisans who layer different colours of molten glass onto the surface of each bead to give them their de...

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    $17.99
  • 4mm x 8mm Natural Wood Rondelles - Gold***
    $12.99

    4mm x 8mm Natural Wood Rondelles - Gold***

    NW-RG

    8mm Natural Wood - Silver. 8mm with 2mm hole. Approx. 55 pcs. per 16 inch (40.62cm) strand.

    $12.99
  • French Cross Beads - Pistachio Green***
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    $2.29

    French Cross Beads - Pistachio Green***

    FC-PG

    These beads mimic French Cross trade beads, which were originally made in Venice and traded throughout Africa. Approx. 12-15mm x 21-28mm with 3mm h...

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    $2.29
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  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Grey***
    $16.99

    14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Grey***

    SG-14G

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $16.99
  • 6mm Metal Crisp Beads - Silver***
    $10.99

    6mm Metal Crisp Beads - Silver***

    CB-S

    Silver Crisp Beads. Approx 1mm x 6mm with 2mm hole Approx 240 pcs. per 4in. (10.16cm) strand

    $10.99
  • 14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Turquoise***
    $15.99

    14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Turquoise***

    AG-14OT

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $15.99
  • 14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Pink***
    $15.99

    14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Pink***

    AG-14OP

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $15.99
  • 14mm Recycled Glass - Rose***
    $13.99

    14mm Recycled Glass - Rose***

    AG-14R

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $13.99
  • 9mm Brass Diamond Cut Beads***
    $2.29

    9mm Brass Diamond Cut Beads***

    RB-DC

    Brass Diamond Cut Beads. Approx 9mm with 2mm hole.

    $2.29
  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - White***
    $16.99

    14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - White***

    SG-14W

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $16.99
  • French Cross Beads - Rose Pink***
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    $2.29

    French Cross Beads - Rose Pink***

    FC-RP

    These beads mimic French Cross trade beads, which were originally made in Venice and traded throughout Africa. Approx. 12-15mm x 21-28mm with 3mm h...

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    $2.29
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  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Carolina Blue***
    $16.99

    14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Carolina Blue***

    SG-14CB

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $16.99
  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Dark Grey***
    $16.99

    14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Dark Grey***

    SG-14DG

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $16.99
  • 12mm Krobo Glass Beads - Sunshine Pattern***
    $0.99

    12mm Krobo Glass Beads - Sunshine Pattern***

    KB-SS

    These fair trade beads are made from recycled glass by the people of Krobo Mountain in Ghana. The decorative patterns on the beads are made by care...

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    $0.99
  • 12mm Krobo Glass Beads - Spider Pattern***
    $0.99

    12mm Krobo Glass Beads - Spider Pattern***

    KB-RS

    These fair trade beads are made from recylced glass by the people of Krobo Mountain in Ghana. The decorative patterns on the beads are made by care...

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    $0.99
  • 12mm Brass Baule Circle Beads***
    $1.29

    12mm Brass Baule Circle Beads***

    RB-BC

    These fair trade beads come from the Ivory Coast. They are made via the traditional method of lost wax casting. Approx. 26mm x 19mm with 2mm hole.

    $1.29
  • 14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Grey***
    $15.99

    14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Grey***

    AG-14OG

    These fair trade beads come from Ghana where they are made via the traditional method of sandcasting. Ghanians have been using this method to make ...

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    $15.99