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Tiger's Eye Material: Natural Stone Tiger’s eye beads are made from metamorphic rock in gold to red-brown colors. Tiger’s eye is said to provide vision and insight, bringing luck and protection to its owner.

Tiger's Eye
Material: Natural Stone

Tiger’s eye beads are made from metamorphic rock in gold to red-brown colors. Tiger’s eye is said to provide vision and insight, bringing luck and protection to its owner.

Tuareg Material: Silver Silver beads handmade by Tuareg craftsmen. Tuaregs are a nomadic Berber people that live in the African countries that include the Sahara Desert. Tuareg silversmiths and metalworkers are known for their hand-crafted intricate jewelry.

Tuareg
Material: Silver

Silver beads handmade by Tuareg craftsmen. Tuaregs are a nomadic Berber people that live in the African countries that include the Sahara Desert. Tuareg silversmiths and metalworkers are known for their hand-crafted intricate jewelry.

Tourmaline Material: Semiprecious Stone Tourmaline, a semiprecious stone, is found in a variety of colors. The word tourmaline comes from the Singhalese word “thuramalli” which means gemstone.

Tourmaline
Material: Semiprecious Stone

Tourmaline, a semiprecious stone, is found in a variety of colors. The word tourmaline comes from the Singhalese word “thuramalli” which means gemstone.

Tundra Sapphire Material: Natural Stone Tundra sapphires have soft colors of golden amber, green and soft purple. 

Tundra Sapphire
Material: Natural Stone

Tundra sapphires have soft colors of golden amber, green and soft purple. 

Tuareg Material: Copper & Brass Large copper and brass beads handmade by Tuareg craftsmen. Tuaregs are a nomadic Berber people that live in the African countries that include the Sahara Desert. Tuareg silversmiths and metalworkers are known for their hand-crafted and intricate jewelry.

Tuareg
Material: Copper & Brass

Large copper and brass beads handmade by Tuareg craftsmen. Tuaregs are a nomadic Berber people that live in the African countries that include the Sahara Desert. Tuareg silversmiths and metalworkers are known for their hand-crafted and intricate jewelry.

Turquoise Material: Semiprecious Stone Turquoise is a bluish-greenish stone prized for its color. Turquoise comes from the 16th Century French word for “Turkish” because it was originally brought to Europe from Turkey.

Turquoise
Material: Semiprecious Stone

Turquoise is a bluish-greenish stone prized for its color. Turquoise comes from the 16th Century French word for “Turkish” because it was originally brought to Europe from Turkey.

Turquoise Chips Material: Semiprecious Stone Linear and irregular shaped turquoise beads. 

Turquoise Chips
Material: Semiprecious Stone

Linear and irregular shaped turquoise beads. 

Turquoise Heishi Material: Natural Stone Cylindrical, smooth turquoise beads. 

Turquoise Heishi
Material: Natural Stone

Cylindrical, smooth turquoise beads. 

Vintage Pinecone Material: Lucite & Wire This vintage bead consists of vintage faceted Lucite beads connected with a wire to form a three dimensional shape that looks like a pinecone.

Vintage Pinecone
Material: Lucite & Wire

This vintage bead consists of vintage faceted Lucite beads connected with a wire to form a three dimensional shape that looks like a pinecone.

Vintage Red "Sugar" Material: Acrylic Vintage red “sugar” beads were made in Japan of an acrylic base with tiny acrylic beads randomly placed on the beads’ surfaces to reflect light. Many of these beads have lost some of the acrylic surface beads.

Vintage Red "Sugar"
Material: Acrylic

Vintage red “sugar” beads were made in Japan of an acrylic base with tiny acrylic beads randomly placed on the beads’ surfaces to reflect light. Many of these beads have lost some of the acrylic surface beads.

White Heart Material: Glass White heart beads were originally a part of the African trade and are glass beads with an opaque white center. White heart beads have colored glass on the outside in red, green, yellow, or other bright colors. Vintage white heart beads were made of Czech glass.

White Heart
Material: Glass

White heart beads were originally a part of the African trade and are glass beads with an opaque white center. White heart beads have colored glass on the outside in red, green, yellow, or other bright colors. Vintage white heart beads were made of Czech glass.

Uganda Fair Trade Paper Material: Paper Women and children in Uganda make these Fair Trade beads from old newspapers and magazines processed with water and adhesives to make pulp that is turned into narrow strips and wound to make beads. Newspapers are the preferred raw material because of their abundance, eco-friendliness and the fact that most use color fast inks. Once dried, the lightweight paper beads are often painted with bright colors and glazed. Once varnished, these beads are water resistant and durable.

Uganda Fair Trade Paper
Material: Paper

Women and children in Uganda make these Fair Trade beads from old newspapers and magazines processed with water and adhesives to make pulp that is turned into narrow strips and wound to make beads. Newspapers are the preferred raw material because of their abundance, eco-friendliness and the fact that most use color fast inks. Once dried, the lightweight paper beads are often painted with bright colors and glazed. Once varnished, these beads are water resistant and durable.

Wooden Buddha Material: Wood Wooden Buddha beads have the face of Buddha or the seated Buddha carved on the beads. Often the beads are coated with colors and precious metal foil or paints.

Wooden Buddha
Material: Wood

Wooden Buddha beads have the face of Buddha or the seated Buddha carved on the beads. Often the beads are coated with colors and precious metal foil or paints.

Wooden Petal Rondelle Material: Wood Delicate and flirtatious, these rosy brown wooden rondelle beads are carved into a fluted shape that resembles flower petals.

Wooden Petal Rondelle
Material: Wood

Delicate and flirtatious, these rosy brown wooden rondelle beads are carved into a fluted shape that resembles flower petals.

Venetian Glass Material: Glass Modern Venetian glass beads are lampwork beads. 

Venetian Glass
Material: Glass

Modern Venetian glass beads are lampwork beads. 

Vintage European Lucite Material: Lucite Lucite is a polymer that refers to many plastic beads. DuPont chemists discovered Lucite in 1931 and it was heavily used in WWII. Many vintage Lucite pieces were made in Europe after WWII. These beads have been obtained in Europe and are considered vintage.

Vintage European Lucite
Material: Lucite

Lucite is a polymer that refers to many plastic beads. DuPont chemists discovered Lucite in 1931 and it was heavily used in WWII. Many vintage Lucite pieces were made in Europe after WWII. These beads have been obtained in Europe and are considered vintage.

White Jade Dyed Material: Natural Stone Jade is a natural stone found in a wide range of colors, with green jade as the most common color. Although jade is often the name given to any hard green stone, nephrite or jadeite are considered to be true jade. Jade is said to bring good luck and to provide wisdom and prosperity. This jade began white, but has been dyed vivid yellows and greens.

White Jade Dyed
Material: Natural Stone

Jade is a natural stone found in a wide range of colors, with green jade as the most common color. Although jade is often the name given to any hard green stone, nephrite or jadeite are considered to be true jade. Jade is said to bring good luck and to provide wisdom and prosperity. This jade began white, but has been dyed vivid yellows and greens.

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