The Curious Bead Company

“Wearable collections of beads from Africa and beyond”

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  • Unisex glass bead necklace with vintage African recycled glass and lapis lazuli

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  • Unusual man's bead bracelet with new brass and old African trade beads

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  • Beaded Earrings with small, rare antique millefiori trade beads

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  • Bead necklace with Murano glass vintage millefori beads in black and red

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  • Beaded necklace,rare antique Venetian trade and new African recycled glass beads

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  • African recycled bottle beads and rare antique millefiori trade beads necklace

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  • Bead necklace with recycled bottle glass and brass beads from Africa and Nepal

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  • Unisex mixed bead necklace with beads from around the world

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  • Men's women's cord necklace with old and new beads from Africa and Nepal

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  • Mans bead choker necklace with rare antique trade beads and handmade brass beads

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  • Adjustable bead bracelet with rare antique trade beads and prayer beads

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  • Beaded necklacklace with red patterned beads from Nepal and clay beads from Mali

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  • Blue beaded necklace with chunky African glass and handmade clay beads

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  • Chunky beaded necklace with unusual beads from African and Nepal

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  • Unusual  African bead necklace with turquoise,white and terracotta beads

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  •  Necklace with recycled glass and vintage beads from the Himalayas and Africa

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  • unisex necklace with chunky Himalayan and African beads on a cord

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  • stretchy blue and turquoise bracelet with unusual bead collection 6.5"

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  • Beaded necklace with blue and white beads

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  • Chunky beaded earrings with face beads from Nepal and Africa

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  • Bead collectors bracelet with blue lustre beads

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  • Paper bead earrings, made in Shropshire

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  • Blue and white African recycled bottle beads necklace

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  • Black patterned African glass bead necklace with chunky round red beads

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  • Necklace with 5 rare antique Venetian trade beads and silver clasp

    Necklace with 5 rare antiqu...

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  • Cord necklace with large beads from Nepal and West Africa

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  • Chunky black, red and yellow African glass bead necklace

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  • Bracelet with Scottish agate and hand-carved ivory-coloured beads

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  • Brown, blue and yellow African bead bracelet  with dark blue Indian beads

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  • Green bracelet made with African beads

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  • Pretty bracelet with vintage pearls and millefiori beads in pastel colours

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  • Hand-painted brown,blue and yellow African bead bracelet with large bronze beads

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  • Multicoloured African bead bracelet with round brass beads

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  • Dotty glass bead bracelet in blue and white with grey discs.

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  • Bracelet with rare old trade beads in Stars and Stripes pattern with lapis lazul

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  • Man's bracelet with 5 rare old African trade beads, brass and ebony beads

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  • A bracelet for bead lovers with some unusual old beads

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  • Red and bronze bracelet with collection of beads: ladybird and trade bead

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  • African bead bracelet with blue and white beads

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  • Vintage pendant keyring or bag charm North African style

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  • Handbag charm or keyring with vintage charms

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  • 10 African round beads of clear recycled glass 13 - 15 mm, mottled with yellow

    10 African round beads of c...

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  • 10 blue and yellow African tube beads of recycled glass approx 1.75 - 2cm long

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  • Man's adjustable bead bracelet with new and old African beads, blue and opaque

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  • Cord necklace with giant red African bead from recycled glass, brass and more

    Cord necklace with giant re...

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  • Necklace with African fertility charm and prayer beads from Tibet

    Necklace with African ferti...

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  • Turquoise keyring with a vintage pendant and beads

    Turquoise keyring with a vi...

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  • Blue, white and red earrings with African beads

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  • Turquoise and blue bracelet with interesting collection of unusual vintage beads

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  • African sand glass bead bracelet,

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  • Nature's colours stretch bracelet, size M, 6.5"

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  • 10 pink and white African tube beads of recycled glass approx 2cm long

    10 pink and white African t...

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  • Blue and turquoise glass beaded necklace with chunky African brass beads

    Blue and turquoise glass be...

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  • Man sized bracelet with antique tic tac toe trade beads, new African brass beads

    Man sized bracelet with ant...

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  • Blue bracelet with rare old trade beads and lapis lazuli

    Blue bracelet with rare old...

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  • 18.5" blue necklace made with West African recycled glass beads

    18.5" blue necklace made wi...

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  • Rare black antique trade bead earrings with brass rounds

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  • Chunky unisex cord necklace with beads from Africa and Nepal

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  • Bead collectors bracelet with old and new African glass beads

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  • Cord necklace with African and Nepalese beads for men or women

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About The Curious Bead Company

The Curious Bead Company

I make jewellery using vintage and antique beads from around the world, especially Africa.

I began collecting beads on my travels through Africa many years ago. I was fascinated by the unusual colours and textures of the local beads and wanted to know more. Then I discovered the Venetian trade beads that were sent out to Africa from the late 1800s to the early 1900s and used as currency. These beads are becoming increasingly rare and usually bear the scars of their age and extensive travels. I don't mind that. I see it as a part of their history and like to wonder how many times they have changed hands and where they have spent time before they came to me. One of the joys of putting the jewellery together is in knowing that these beautiful little treasures are being recylced and starting a new chapter in their lives. Where will they go next?
When you choose a piece of jewellery from the Curious Bead Company, you are buying little pieces of history and they are yours to enjoy until you pass them on. Take good care of them - they are precious!

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