These fabulous beads are made in Africa from Vulcanite, a material that was used to make vinyl records. They are known as Vinyl Record Beads, since they are made from the same material. Natively, they are called "jigida beads," which is a really fun name to say!
These beads hail from Mali, where women wear them around their waist, to help them hold their shape. Beads are 6x.5mm thick. Many of these beads that you see are vintage, but these are new stock. This means they are dirt-free, clean, and symmetrical.
This strand has a great combination of pastel shades, including, yellow, PINK, GREEN, blue, black, and red. Great POPS of color!
There are HUNDREDS of beads on this 34"+/- strand.
So perfect with the current TRIBAL fashion trends.
These are strung into a loop, which is how they are traditionally sold in Africa.
If you are interested in quantity pricing or wholesale, please convo me. I have lots of different colors and sizes!
**As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Unicef and Americares Nepali relief efforts. **
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