These beads are the seeds of a palm tree that grows wild in the Amazon. They are lovely to touch and have been dyed the vibrant colours you can see in the photograph. However, even when they are dyed they still show natural random markings which only add to their beauty. They combine beautifully to make necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anything you fancy and also look great when combined with metal beads and findings. As they are natural seeds the size does vary slightly but as a guide:
Diameter: 5-8mm (This obviously varies since they are wild seeds so this is a guide only)
the holes have been hand drilled in each seed. The price is for 50 beads
They come from an amazing and fascinating palm tree Euterpe Oleracea. The fruit is eaten and is very nutritional and considered to have anti ageing qualities. The palm heart is also eaten and both the wood and leaves from the tree have many uses. Amazing!
These beads are part of a wide range of fair trade beads sold by Tumi - visit us again soon as we continue to upload more wonderful designs.
All orders will be dispatched within 2 working days of receipt - UK orders will be sent royal mail second class, international orders also by normal mail. If someone wishes a signed for delivery then please ask and you can pay extra via paypal for this service.
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Should you be unhappy with any purchase from Tumi please get in touch with us via email giving the reason for wanting to return the item - we will do our best to work with you and keep you happy!