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Bauxite Beads


A strand of approx. 175 Bauxite Beads strung on raffia 36″ long. The beads are approx. 7 mm. The beads are polished and have an earthy look. These beads were bought directly from the Beadmakers in Akyem Abompe in Ghana where they are handcrafted in a very labour intensive process starting from mining the bauxite from the nearby hills to drilling the holes. Bauxite Beads are a beautiful mix of Autumn browns ranging from quite a light almost orange brown to a deep rich brown. These beads tend towards the lighter earthy colours. They give a necklace a natural look and feel. Since these are handmade there are variations amongst the beads so you will get a strand similar to the one in the photo.