Bauxite ore is special to us here at SilverCrow, as it is the chief ore of aluminum. Omar's parents, Annie & Pete, met while working at ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America) in Pittsburgh. Having since retired to take care of Omar and his pet greyhounds, as well as to find unique items to offer on SilverCrow.
Beads have been produced by hand from bauxite since as early as the 14th century in Ghana and they are still being handmade today. The raw, earthy red and brown tones as well as the rough, natural unfinished look make these beads especially beautiful.
The beads range in size from 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch long and 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch in diameter.
Each package of 25 contains a mix of all lengths and diameters, so please let us choose one for you.