Terracotta Clay Bead - 3 styles
These beads seem to be made from a terracotta clay, and then left uncoated, with just their simple markings as the adornment. Kind of beautiful in their imperfection. You would need to love this style of bead and come up something truly unique to give them what they deserve!
There are 3 styles in this section, all unique, unusual and one of them even shows what looks like slight 'overcooking' where they are a bit darker! These would look fabulous with leather!
The patterning on the torpedo shapes almost seem to be a stamping (the circular part) and there are lines etched into the clay. There are 2 photos of these, but they have been listed in one lot, as they actually appear to be identical in shape and colour. Just that they came to use with 2 diffferent code numbers! We will give you a packet from one jar or the other, and try and get them looking the same!
The patterning on the '1 sun' barrel shape beads is comprised of tiny dots making lines around the ends of the beads, and along the length as well, with a little sun type decoration in the centre.
The patterning on the '2 sun' barrel shape beads is comprised of lines etched around the ends, and dotted lines along the length of it, making 3 sections. One section has 3 dots along, one has curved lines and the other has 2 'sun' shapes etched into it.
These clay beads are very old stock from a storage lot, that we scooped up years ago. You won't find beads in many places that are like these! Truly unique handmade beads! Most probably made in Africa a long time ago!
Being handmade there is a lot of variation in the sizing and shapes. We have taken photos in front of a ruler, as well as alone, to try and show the approximate sizing of the beads.
Due to the huge variation, we won't measure proportions, sizes or hole sizes here. Please refer to the photos for that kind of information.
These beads are from a collection of bisque fired (no glaze) terracotta/clay/ceramic. There are a lot of definitions of the way these beads are made, and if you are interested, have a google about them and gather information. They are amazing beads to find out about!
We can't be certain of their exact information, rather we are giving suggestions of what these beads are, and where they are from, how they are made etc, from information gathered from our general observations over the last many years in the bead trade.
We will attempt to give you beads that all look similar for each pack that you buy.
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