Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wish List: Natural Beads

Since finally making use of some coconut daggers, and using up the last of my coconut heishi on Khepri’s necklace, I find I’m craving organic and lightweight accent beads more and more. They have such wonderful textures that simply aren’t found in other beads, even those with a natural looking finish, like Czech glass Picasso. The earthiness is irresistible.

Today I went on a fantasy shopping trip, looking for unique and inspiring beads made from nuts, seeds, shell, wood, and bone. Here are my favorites:

Tagua Nut Sticks from Wanan Beads

Lime Wood Rings from Happy Mango Beads

Carved Bone Beads from World's Edge Beads

Pink Coconut Rondelles from yukidesigns

Red Tagua Claws from EcoBeads Tagua

Aquamarine Keshi Pearls from

Sandstone Buri Nuts from Happy Mango Beads

Betel Nut Bicones from Beadaholique

What’s your favorite natural bead?

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  1. I love açaí (acai) beads from acai palm tree that grows in Central and South America.

  2. The nut sticks caught my eye! Off to check that out.

  3. Great photos in your post. So colorful. I recently turned an old redbud branch into cabochons (literally). Don't know if you can get more natural than that! :-)


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