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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2 Handmade Peruvian Ceramic EAGLE PENDANT BEADS, VB50
These cute eagle beads were hand-made by talented Peruvian crafts people. They are painted with enamel paints, which make certain features stand out against the unpainted brown clay.
Because they are handmade, there are variations in the painting and the size and position of the holes. They are about 22 mm tall, 15 mm across front, 18 mm front to back, with 2 mm vertical holes.
In Peru, beads like this are often used as bolo (bola) ties. Although relatively large, they are suprisingly light, and would also serve nicely as a necklace or car mirror pendants or Christmas tree ornaments. They also stand well alone as miniature figurines.
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