Red Lava Beads, 12-18mm, Item JE42
Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
Look at the variation in color in these chunky red lava beads! The beads are textured and porous, with lighter colored veins running through them. Look closer and you may see a shell trapped inside! The opening on each end is small, and they are strung on a thick fishing line. The beads vary in size and shape. Average Dimensions: Bead Size: Smallest: 15 mm length, Largest: 33 mm length Strand Length: 16.5 inches (42 centimeters) 19-23 beads per strand Please examine the photos carefully. We have made every attempt to get as close to the color as possible, but different monitors do interpret these colors differently. And, you will notice that the sizes of the beads do vary from strand to strand. Flaws, hairline cracks and uneven finishing is part of this handmade process. Click on the zoom option for larger images. Visit our Etsy store for more beads and other tribal jewelry and textiles! _______________________________ Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in handcut, unpolished beads from Afghanistan and the region. Working with artisans directly in the Peshawar region, your purchase helps support small workshops who work in traditions established over centuries in the Silk Road. Afghanistan has great wealth in its natural resources, including an endless variety of semi-precious stones. Unpolished stones take in the oils of the skin with wear and develop a deep patina over time. Recognizing that these strands are more expensive than the dyed and commercial stones that flood the market these days, we encourage our customers to think of buying with other friends and splitting the strands or to buy quantity in order to save on shipping. Follow us on Facebook! Type in Afghan Tribal Arts in the search bar or copy and paste our address: http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?drop&ref=mb#/pages/Afghan-Tribal-Arts/171170801454?ref=ts All sales on Etsy are in USD.
Materials Used: lava
Afghan Tribal Arts
Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts Abdul Wardak has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the early 1980’s. Beads carved from semi-precious stones are the core of the business, but Afghan Tribal Arts also has an extensive collection of tribal jewelry, textiles, carpets, and vintage functional crafts.
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