We carry a full line of African beads, both old trade beads and newer beads made or strung in Africa for the world-wide bead trade. Trade beads are old and/or used beads, and will show varying amounts of wear. Newly-made African beads are generally handmade in small communities. Style and availability vary.
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Approximately 4x1mm metal heishi beads. Commonly used as washers for riveted metal jewelry and steampunk designs. Pronounced "hee-shee", this shape is also known as a wafer, wheel or spacer. Sometimes these are solid white metal, other times they are plated white over copper or brass.