A strand of Bauxite Beads strung on raffia 22″ long. There are varying sizes with the average being about 6 mm. The beads are polished and have an earthy look. These beads were bought directly from the Beadmakers in Akyem Abompe in Ghana where they are handcrafted in a very labour intensive process starting from mining the bauxite from the nearby hills to drilling the holes.These beads are becoming rarer.
Bauxite Beads are a beautiful mix of Autumn browns ranging from quite a light almost orange brown to a deep rich brown. They give a necklace a natural earth look and feel.