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Shells & Natural Beads

Handmade shell and stone beads

Africans have always adorned themselves with shells and other natural materials and that tradition is still strong today.

Take, for example, the humble cowrie shell. It's used in jewellery and as an embellishment on textiles. Historically, it's been used as money. In fact, the Ghanaian currency - the Cedi - actually means 'cowrie'.

Also in Ghana, stone beads carved from bauxite are both ceremonial and practical: pregnant women wear bauxite beads as protection against evil words.

Drilling bauxite beads Abombe GhanaAsanti Amishade drilling bauxite stone beads: Abompe, Ghana
Multi-buy saving - Mix 'n' Match

Any 6 for the price of 5
Applies to all £2.25 packs of Bottle Glass, Powder Glass, Ntaka Glass, Plastic, Shell and Bone beads.


Nature's Treasure Bag
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£9.60TBA008
Cowrie Shells
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£2.25BSH001
Small Scallop Shells
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£2.25BSH002
Shell Beads
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£2.25BSH003
Coconut Shell
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£2.25BSH007
Terracotta Seed Bead
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from £2.25BSH011
Very Large Stone
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£2.25BSH017
Medium Stone
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£2.25BSH016
Spindle Whorl
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from £0.90BSH018
Small Carved
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£2.25BBB201
Medium Carved
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£2.25BBB203
 
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