Most of these metal beads and pendants are handmade in Africa using traditional methods. Metal African heishi beads are extremely versatile jewelry components that come in brass, copper, and white (pot) metal. Sometimes we get machined metal beads (probably made in India) from the African traders who visit us. Use them as spacer beads and to create texture. Make stunning centerpieces from Ivory Coast brass beads and open-work brass beads (sometimes called lost wax beads).
Ethiopian Coptic crosses have been beautifully handcrafted by Ethiopian Christians for over 1,600 years. Each cross is unique. Processional stand crosses are made so they can be mounted on staffs and carried during processionals, as well as displayed on altars.