These beads are made from recycled copper metal and each bead is hand-forged and hand polished using found metal from Ethiopia. This centuries old metal-smithing technique gives each bead a unique and slightly irregular shape. You can really see the handwork and craftsmanship in how the metal is forged and shaped. These beads are fair trade, we buy directly from a group work coop Artisans in Ethiopia.
Approximate Number of Beads: 100 Bead Size: 7-8mm x 6-7mm Hole Size: 3-4mm Strand Length: 28"
ita ito: string together
Our business is rooted in our love of hand craftsmanship, history, and authenticity. We work carefully to source items that are uniquely hand-made as well as hard to find vintage items from remote areas in Africa. Sourced from materials (such as recycled glass and metal) that use low impact, sustainable and ethical processes, we employ artisans and craftspeople in a place rich with bead making history.
We believe in supplying designers and collectors with the most beautiful handmade items that not only have a rich history, but will last for generations. We love these beads and we love seeing beads transform into beautiful jewelry designs. We source directly from the makers so our items are priced at wholesale, but we offer discount prices for bulk orders. Please send us a screenshot of orders over $300 and will send customized order with special discount.