Ostrich Egg : Natural Cream White Ostrich Egg Shell Beads, 25 beads, Heishi Disc Beads from Kenya, 8-12x1.5mm / African Beads, Bone Beads

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Ostrich Egg : Natural Cream White Ostrich Egg Shell Beads, 25 beads, Heishi Disc Beads from Kenya, Africa, 8-12x1.5mm / Natural Beads, African Beads, Trade Beads, Bone Beads

I love these African beads! They feel so earthy and the color is spectacular! The beads are made from the Ostrich Egg Shell, which is much larger and thicker than a normal egg. The color is a creamy white with grey and brown speckles, natural from the shell. The beads are nice and polished with a 2-2.5mm hole in the center. The beads will vary in size and thickness since they're handmade! Please view pictures to see the details! This listing is for a pack of 25 beads.

Curiosity:
The oldest African beads are made from ostrich egg shell and were discovered in the Enkapune Ya Muto rock shelter in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. These beads have been dated to 37,000-39,900 years old, and they comprise 13 complete beads, 12 preforms and 593 shell fragments. It is believed that each bead was made individually and not through the heishi technique of bead making. While these beads are believed to have symbolized solidarity in ancient Bushmen society, today you can simply enjoy their beauty by wearing them as a necklace. Making a necklace from ostrich egg shell beads will involve drilling the beads to enable stringing; and thereafter grinding them along a stone to smooth them on the edge.

For the Full Necklace: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/267806630/ostrich-egg-natural-cream-white-ostrich?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=shell

❁ DETAILS:
Material: real Ostrich Egg Shell Beads
Quantity: you will receive a pack with 25 beads (number may vary depending on the size of the beads)
Bead Shape: these beads are irregular, no two beads are the same, flat and round
Size: beads vary from 8-12mm diameter x 1-2mm thick
Hole size: 2-2.5mm (they may vary in the same bag/strand)
Color: creamy white / off-white

❁ More African Beads available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatureBeads/search?search_query=african+beads&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

✤ Keep in Mind:
Handmade items may vary in texture, shape, color and finish and may have some imperfections which make them apart from machine factory made beads. Make sure to read description and see pictures before purchasing and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Please note that, all my items are photographed up close and personal, so that you can see their beautiful details. Some items may appear large than real size, so please check the measurements carefully to avoid any confusion. Though, we work hard to photograph them as close to the real color, keep in mind that lightning, props and background may cause a difference on the color. Color will also vary from monitor to monitor.

✪ Props not included;
✪ Not a toy, not intended for use by, or in products intended for children 14 or under. May be harmful if swallowed.

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I try very hard to reply to all questions quickly, but it is only 1 of me responding to all the messages. Sometimes I am not on my desk or away from my phone, so please be patient and allow me 24-48 hours to reply to your messages. Thanks for understanding!

* We do not accept packages returned without a Return Number. * We do not make exchanges.

Please click link below to see all Poly cording available: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatureBeads?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar&search_query=waxed+polyester+cording

Wholesale options are available as we try our best to source from the makers. Please message us with your inquires. Discount options are based on products purchased in BULK. Each product has a different breakdown as they all cost a different amount, so PLEASE email me a screen shot of your shopping cart or a list of the products you're looking for and we will work from there. :))

All orders are shipped in beautiful colored tissue, packaged carefully and ready to be gifted. If you DO NOT need the receipt in the order, please leave us a note during the check out or message us directly!

If you're buying from a different country, most likely that you will have to pay duty fees. Here's a link for a Duty Fee Calculator and you can take a look on the estimate fee that your package may incur. http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

I try very hard to reply to all questions quickly, but it is only 1 of me responding to all the messages. Sometimes I am not on my desk or away from my phone, so please be patient and allow me 24-48 hours to reply to your messages. Thanks for understanding!

* We do not accept packages returned without a Return Number. * We do not make exchanges.

Please click link below to see all Poly cording available: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatureBeads?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar&search_query=waxed+polyester+cording



Reviews
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(26)
These beads look great with everything!
Jan 21, 2018 by Ashley Stiles
Jan 8, 2018 by Rooksbane
Nice heishi beads, I use them in my Seashore Series beadwoven jewelry. Fast ship.
Oct 3, 2017 by Dini AlvesBEADOLOGIST
This is a wonderful place to shop for unique items.
Jun 10, 2017 by sawyermj
fast delivery exactly as pictured
Jun 8, 2017 by Faith Stringer

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