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Juan Tupac uses an animal-hair brush to paint ceramic beads.

Welcome to Beads of Peru!

Clay, metals, stone, bamboo, shells, seeds, nuts and other natural materials have been used for centuries to make Peruvian beads. Contemporary artisans work with these same materials, often utilizing traditional designs.

We carry a large selection of Peruvian beads of all types, many made expressly for us, along with complementary beading supplies. We also custom-make jewelry and can have beads made to your specifications. 

There is a $15 minimum order with a 10% discount on orders over $50. Orders over $100 receive free Priority Mail shipping to U.S. addresses. Please contact us about wholesale discounts for bulk orders.

Our Quality Guarantee

All of our beads are hand-crafted in Peru. We check all beads for quality of workmanship and will not send inferior beads. If you are not happy with the beads you receive from us, you may return them for a full refund.

Shipping and Handling

Orders from this web site are mailed from our shipping center in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Whenever possible, we ship on the day following receipt of payment. Priority Mail shipping and handling are free on U.S. orders of $100 or more.

International Orders

We ship worldwide. We can except major credit cards for international orders but we prefer that payments be made by PayPal.

Resale and Nonprofit

If you are a reseller or nonprofit institution with an address in Tennessee you will need to supply your tax-exempt numbers with us, else you will be charged sales tax.

Cristina's Store

Visit our affiliated Cristina's Store on eBay for a variety of other Peruvian crafts. Select listings from Beads of Peru are listed for auction on eBay and in Cristina's Store.

Join us on Facebook

Join us on Facebook for an interactive discussion of Peruvian beads and the ways that they can be used.

Designer's Gallery

Our Designer’s Gallery features the work of designers who use our beads. Please contact us if you’d like to be included.

Featured Category
Featured Product
10 Peruvian Ceramic Clay 20 mm TEXTURED TUBE BEADS, E53
10 Peruvian Ceramic Clay 20 mm TEXTURED TUBE BEADS, E53

These ten ceramic tube beads were hand-made and hand-decorated in Pisac, Peru.

The beads were shaped then engraved with classic Andean geometric designs before the clay was fired, giving them an unusual textured appearance. After firing, they were hand-painted with special mineral-based pigments. They are a cranberry-red with gold ends and yellow and blue accents. They are not glazed but varnished.

Because they are handmade, there are slight variations in the sizes of the beads. In general they are about 20 mm tall and 8 mm in diameter, with 4 mm holes.

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