African Trade Beads

Our African Trade Beads are a combination of vintage and modern artistry. Many of these beads were made in Europe and traded in Africa during the 1800s. They're perfect for adding old world flair to contemporary designs. Others are newer beads made from modern glass and distinctive metals, or natural materials like bone, shell, or horn. We carry a wide variety of African Trade Beads, including Christmas Beads, White Heart Beads, African Recycled Glass Beads, and even fair trade paper beads crafted in Uganda. Whether they're old or new, African Trade Beads give a unique look to any jewelry design.   Strands cost 20% less than the pack price, where available. 
To see how many beads are on a strand, use our Strand Calculator below.


Krobo painted red with blue and white stripes, approximately 15x8mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19237  $2.75 
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Krobo painted orange with blue dots and yellow sunburst, approximately 20x10mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19238  $2.75 
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Krobo painted soft blue with black and white dots, approximately 10x6mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19239  $2.75 
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Krobo painted brown with stripes, approximately 14x7mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19240  $2.75 
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Krobo painted black with red stripes and white and blue dots, approximately 14x7mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19241  $2.75 
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Krobo painted baby blue with white, blue and red,  approximately 12x7mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19235  $2.75 
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Krobo painted red with white and yellow dots,  approximately 13x7mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19231  $2.75 
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Krobo painted yellow tihe blue, red and white,  approximately 13x7mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19232  $2.75 
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Krobo painted brown with blue, red, white and yellow,  approximately 17x10mm.
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19236  $2.75 
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Looking for Gemstone Beads?

Small glass bead strands.  Beads are approximately size 6/0.  More than one design may be on a strand - includes a mix of stripes and solids. Imported from Ghana.  
#19018  19" strand for $11.25
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Small clay beads in mixed earth tones from Ghana, approximately 2mm. 
#19099  38" Strand for $7.50
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Pipe stone in rich earthy colors.  Beads are approximately 9x7mm.  Imported from Ghana. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19041  1.15 
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Old White Heart red beads from Ghana,  approximately 6x5mm.
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19020  $1.75 
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Old white heart turquoise blue beads from Ghana, approximately 6x5mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19098  $1.75 
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#19041-S  23" strand for $14.00
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#19098-S 19" strand for $15.00 
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Old white heart cobalt blue beads from Ghana, approximately 6x5mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19112   $1.75 
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Old white heart emerald green beads from Ghana, approximately 6x5mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19113   $1.75 
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Old white heart yellow beads from Ghana, approximately 6x5mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19114   $1.75 
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#19112-S  19" strand for $15.00 
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#19113-S  19" strand for $15.00 
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#19114-S  19" strand for $15.00 
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Watermelon glass beads.  Each bead measures approximately 10-15mm. Only one pattern/design per bag of 10, colors will vary.  Imported from Ghana. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19017  $6.90
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#19017-S  19" strand for $24.00 
More than one design may be on a strand 
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Ethiopian Red Eye "Skunk" beads, 11mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 4
#19122  $12.20 
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Emerald green recycled bottle glass beads are handcrafted from Ghana.  Rough edges and holes, approximately 12-14mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19133  $5.00
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Cobalt recycled bottle glass beads are handcrafted from Ghana.  Rough edges and holes, approximately 12-14mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19129  $5.00
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Sapphire and clear mottled recycled bottle glass beads are handcrafted from Ghana.  Rough edges and holes, approximately 12-14mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19130  $5.00
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Clear recycled bottle glass beads are handcrafted from Ghana.  Rough edges and holes, approximately 12-14mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19131  $5.00
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Smoke topaz recycled bottle glass beads are handcrafted from Ghana.  Rough edges and holes, approximately 12-14mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19118  $5.00
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Topaz recycled bottle glass beads are handcrafted from Ghana.  Rough edges and holes, approximately 12-14mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19132  $5.00
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Brass Abija beads.  Approximate size 30x18mm, Ghana.  
#19034  $2.75 each 
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Brass rings from Nigeria,  approximately 14x4mm.  
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19096  $5.90
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Black and white pollka dots coin bone beads.  Approximate size 22mm.  
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19205 $5.95
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Roundish beads in brass from Ethiopia, approximately 8mm. 
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19045  $2.80
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Roundish beads in copper from Ethiopia, approximately 8mm.
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19047  $2.80
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Silver plated bicone beads.  Approximate size 8mm, Ghana.  
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19067  $2.80
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Looking for Round Gemstone Beads?

Spacer rings made out of brass with a silver finish.  Approximate size 3-4mm.  Imported from Kenya.  
#19012   25-34" strand for  $17.50 
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Spacer rings made out of copper.  Approximate size 3-4mm.  Imported from Kenya.  About 370 pieces per strand 
#19011  25-34" Strand for $17.50 
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Brass tiny tubes.  Approximate size 6x3mm.  
#19183   25-28" strand for  $12.50 
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Silver plated tiny tubes.  Approximate size 6x3mm.  
#19184   25-28" strand for  $12.50 
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Copper plated tiny tubes.  Approximate size 6x3mm.  
#19185   25-28" strand for  $12.50 
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Silver (plated over nickel?) Ethiopian Coptic crosses vary in size and design, let us pick a nice one for you, 45-75mm.  
#19092  $18.00 each 
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Copper plated wire beads.  Approximate size 9x5mm.  
Pieces per pkg: 10
#19135  $1.30 
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Looking for copper beads and findings?

• Kazuri Ceramic Beads from Africa

Kazuri ceramic beads are fair trade beads from Nairobi, Kenya.  Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili.  The beads are handmade with clay from the Mt. Kenya area and hand painted.  The goal of Kazuri beads is to provide jobs for the single mothers, widows and disabled women of Kenya.  The beads are offered at the minimum fair trade price. 


Pita Pat Dots Bright Red/Orange, 20+mm.
#19225
$3.25  each 
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Pita Pat Porini Peppermint/Rockgarden, 20+mm.
#19226
$3.25  each 
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Pita Pat Monet Eggshell/Rockgarden/Peppermint, 20+mm.
#19227
$4.00  each 
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Pita Pat Star Black/White, 20+mm.
#19228
$3.25  each 
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Looking for Designer Chains?

Pita Pat Caprice, 20+mm.
#19218
$3.00  each 
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Pita Pat Spider Web Black/White, 20+mm.
#19221 
$3.25  each 
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Pita Pat Swirl Eggshell, 20+mm.
#19220
$3.25  each 
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Paper Beads of Hope from Africa

These beautiful paper beads are new beads handcrafted in Uganda. Each bead is lovingly handmade and coated with a shiny, protective laquer.  Because of their handmade nature, beads vary in shape, color and size, but that makes them so much fun!  To learn more about where these beads come from and the women who make them, please click here.


Pale blue, red and yellow paper beads, 8x12+mm, handcrafted in Uganda.  
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19178  $3.75 
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Black onyx paper beads, 8x12+mm, handcrafted in Uganda.  
Pieces per pkg: 6
#19199  $3.75 
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