Here is a selection of goodies from our ever popular bead tray.
Beads and pendants picked up on our travels from all over Asia.
Smaller Afghan apricot coloured bead with metal decoration and a hole for threading
Diameter appox 2 cms
A lovely bead with metal decoration and a hole for threading .
(Width approx 3 cms.)
Lovely turquoise chip inlaid beads with metal hoops. Made in Tibet.
Hole in the side.
Length approx: 2 cms
These tin elephants are often used to decorate jackets and blouses in Thailand.
We sell them in a set of three
They have a hole at the top so can be used to sew onto clothes or fabrics or to make jewellery.
Height approx 3 cms (excluding bobbles)
Three silver coloured metal fish
Length approx 2.5 cms. The threading hole is at fish mouth
Three small brass bells made by Akha tribal women in Burma
They actually ring and are approx 1.5 cms long
A silver dragonfly hand made by Karen hilltribe people in villages in Northern Thailand. This is ideal for making into a necklace or take two for a pair of earrings.
Length approx 2.5 cms
Choose from oak leaf style or lattice style wings. (Let us know in the Comments section when you order)
Beautiful hand made beads bought in West Timor, Indonesia.
Colours - blues, yellow and white.
Size approx: 2.5 cms diameter with a large threading hole.
A lovely jade disc from the Thai-Burmese border.
Size approx: 3 cms across
A set of 5 reproduction ancient Chinese coins.
These coins can be used as buttons - just use a piece of cloth to make a knot through the hole and sew the cloth to your jacket.
Size : just under an inch across (2.3 cms)
Three reproductions of ancient Chinese coins with two dragons on one side and characters on the other
Size approx: just over 3 cms across
A lovely green jade heart framed by a silvery metal frame with a hanging loop.
Size approx: 2 cms x 2 cms
These small jade elephants come from the Burmese-Thai border.
Size approx height 2 cms and width 2.5 cms
A jade pendant with silvery metal frame and loop.
Yin yang and i ching symbols on both sides.
Size approx: 2.5 cms. (excluding loop)
A set of 12 pendants showing each of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac on one side and a Chinese goddess on the other.
Size: approx 2.5 cms across
Very unusual natural beads! A small pack (approximately 15 grams) of tiny white oval shaped dried Job's Tear grass seeds. These beads come from the Job's Tear grass plant. They are harvested then dried and used extensively by hilltribe women (especially the Akha) for decorating their traditional costumes.
Where there remains some dried stem, just poke it through with a fine needle when sewing the bead on.
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