Make timeless jewelry with African beads made of shell, stone, bone, clay, natural resins, wood and nuts! Shells, including the classic cowrie shell, are among the oldest materials used by humans, for both currency and adornment. Exotic batik bone bead patterns create bold centerpieces. You'll also find pumtek stone beads, pipestone beads, clay djenne beads, genuine fish and snake vertebrae, plus more. These natural material beads provide great textures and accents for making tribal jewelry.