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. Many of this style of bead are vintage, but these are newer strands. This bright sunshine yellow color is so refreshing and cheery! There are HUNDREDS of beads on this 33"+/- strand.
Beads are 3x.5mm thick.
So perfect with the current TRIBAL and NEON 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 message 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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