About the Beads
When the product was first introduced in the UK, we were told that there was no market for beads which could not be mass produced. We took this as a challenge, and began our search for individuals seeking handmade, unique, one-of-a-kind beads. Mzuribeads is proud to be recognized as one of the best choices for contemporary, socially conscious hobbyists and professional designers worldwide.
RECYCLED PAPER BEADS
Today's smartest, most innovative bead on the street. Hand rolled from strips of recycled paper in the village of Ndejje, Uganda. Lightweight and coated with varnish for a water resistant and glossy finish. Ideal shapes and sizes to suite all types of jewelry making. Colours are all dependent on the specific paper we collect, so you will find an ever changing range to choose from. If you have particular shades in mind please get in touch with us and let us know before ordering.
These textured, lightweight beauties are hand rolled from strips of tree bark. Barkcloth has been identified as one of the first textiles to be used by mankind, and it has been used to this day in Africa for various traditional reasons and ceremonies. Our barkcloth beads are available in it's glorious natural terracotta brown, or in the following naturally died colours; black, white, red or green. The finish is the materials natural texture with one coat of varnish and weaved finish for a durable finish.
BANANA LEAF BEADS
The epitome of green. These natural little oval beads are rolled from actual dried banana leaves. Weaved and varnished for a smooth and professional finish.
COW HORN BEADS
From divine focals to tidy spacers we have a range of shapes and sizes to suit. The smooth and sensual finish of the cow horn bead is a must have in every beaders kit. Our horn is collected as by product from the meat industry ad each bead is hand carved in Uganda.
RECYCLED GLASS BEADS
Beautiful and delicate. The ultimate focus component for a truly original creation. These beads are made from recycled bottles and windows by a talented cooperative, alike our Ndejje group in a local community outside of Kampala.