Our natural beads section includes gemstone, bone, wood, clay and freshwater pearl beads. Beads made of natural materials were some of the earliest forms of adornment dating back to 30,000 B.C.
Semiprecious gemstone beads come in an amazing variety of materials, shapes and sizes and are fun to combine with other natural beads.
Freshwater pearls are cultured in rivers and come in an abundance of shapes and colors. Due to their availability, these pearl beads have become a more casual fashion component and can be dressed up or down in your jewelry designs. Try combining with gemstones, glass or Swarovski crystal to add color and texture to your pearl designs.
Our handpainted clay beads are all original designs made by a family of artisans in Peru. Experiment with these whimsical designs in your jewelry, great for theme and holiday pieces.