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. 

 

  • 6mm Metal Crisp Beads - Gold
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    $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
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  • 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
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    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
  • 9mm Brass Diamond Cut Beads
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    9mm Brass Diamond Cut Beads

    RB-DC

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

    $2.29
  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Light Aqua
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    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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  • 14mm Recycled Glass - Aqua
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    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
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    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
  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Carolina Blue
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    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
  • 5mm x 8mm Nepali Chevron Beads
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    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
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  • 4mm x 8mm Natural Wood Rondelles - Gold
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    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
  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Stone Green
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    14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Stone Green

    SG-14SG

    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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  • French Cross Beads - Pistachio Green
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    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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  • 14mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Grey
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    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
  • French Cross Beads - Turquoise Blue
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    French Cross Beads - Turquoise Blue

    FC-TB

    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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  • French Cross Beads - Black
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    French Cross Beads - Black

    FC-B

    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
  • 6mm Metal Crisp Beads - Silver
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    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

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  • Krobo Glass Elbow Beads - Mamfe Pattern
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    Krobo Glass Elbow Beads - Mamfe Pattern

    KB-EM

    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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    $1.79
  • 14mm Recyled Glass - Opaque Turquoise
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    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
  • 10mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Grey
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    10mm Sandcast African Glass Saucers - Grey

    SG-10G

    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 Recyled Glass - Opaque Pink
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    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
  • 6mm Glass Donuts - Rose Pink
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    6mm Glass Donuts - Rose Pink

    JD-6RP

    These fair trade Donut beads are handcrafted on the island of Java in Indonesia. Approx. 6mm with 2mm hole. Approx. 70 beads per. 11in. (27.94cm) s...

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  • 7mm Recycled Glass - Opaque White
    $21.99

    7mm Recycled Glass - Opaque White

    AG-7OW

    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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    $21.99
  • 11mm Fused Glass Rondelles - Fire and Water Mix
    $18.29

    11mm Fused Glass Rondelles - Fire and Water Mix

    AG-11FW

    Fused Glass Rondelles - Fire and Water Mix. 4x11mm with 2mm hole. Approx. 62 pcs. per 11in. (27.94cm) strand.

    $18.29