The Curious Bead Company

“Wearable collections of beads from Africa and beyond”

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  • Bead necklace with recycled brass and glass beads and handmade clasp from Ghana

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

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  • African bead necklace with old and new beads, some very rare.

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

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  • Bead bracelet with a collection of vintage glass beads

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  • Elegant blue bead bracelet of vintage millefiori and French jet beads

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  • Beaded Earrings with small, rare antique millefiori trade beads

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  • Surfer's bead necklace with chunky beads from Ghana and the Himalayas

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  • Unisex  beaded necklace with African and Nepalese beads

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  • African surfer necklace on cord with fertility pendant and giant Nepalese 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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  • Unusual Bead necklace with vintage glass, brass and bone beads from Ghana

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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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  • Surfer bead 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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  • Mans bead bracelet, rare antique trade beads and handmade brass beads from Ghana

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  • Earrings with rare, delicate, antique Venetian millefiori trade beads

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

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  • Rare antique trade bead earrings

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

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  • Elegant 8" beaded bracelet of vintage millefiori and French jet beads

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  • 40 years anniversary key ring with 1980 crown coin and wedding cake glass bead

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  • Blue beaded necklace with chunky African glass and clay beads

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  • Chunky beaded necklace with unusual beads from African and Nepal

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  • Man's bead  bracelet with black African beads and rare trade beads

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  • Tribal unisex bead necklace in grey, green and black.

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  • Cook's keyring with vintage metal Canteen tag, key and large beads

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  • Key ring with vintage flower pendant and brass bead from Ghana

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  • Chunky bead bracelet with antique African trade beads and new Ghana brass beads

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

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  • African bead mix necklace with small multicoloured beads

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  • Antique trade beads necklace with new African glass beads and handmade clasp

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  • Antique trade bead necklace with blue Indian and brass African beads

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  • Keyring with vintage dangly bits

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

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  • Keyring with a vintage enamel pendant and a bead of recycled glass

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  • Unusual blue and black key ring with African beads

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  • Blue beaded earrings with lapis lazuli and vintage Venetian glass beads

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  • Beaded necklace with genuine old African trade beads, new brass and glass beads

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  • key ring with a gemstone pendant and African beads

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  • Bead collection adjustable bracelet

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

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  • Bead earrings,North African style with vintage handpainted antiqued enamel beads

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  • Beaded earrings with chunky beads from Nepal and Ghana

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  • 1965 penny and beads keyring

    1965 penny and beads keyring

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  • Bead collectors stretchy bracelet for a girl or woman with a small wrist 5.5 -6"

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  • Chunky bead necklace with African agate, glass and brass beads

    Chunky bead necklace with A...

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  • Keyring with a green vintage pendant set in gold metal

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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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  • Unique designer antique trade bead earrings

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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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  • Matching set of chunky African beads in necklace and bracelet of a larger size

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  • Keyring with 1962 old penny and turquoise beads

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  • Blue and white African recycled bottle beads necklace

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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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