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.
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.
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.
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20 Peruvian 18 mm CERAMIC RECTANGLE BEADS fm Peru, D65
These 20 high-quality ceramic beads were hand-made and hand-painted by talented Peruvian crafts people. The clay was shaped and fired, painted and glazed, then fired agan, for a true ceramic hardness.
The rectangle form is unusual for Peruvian ceramic beads. The bead incorporates two designs, on alternate sides of the bead.
Because they are handmade, there are slight variations in the sizes of the beads and in the sizes and positions of the holes. In general, each is about 18 mm tall and 8 mm on a sided with 3 mm holes.
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