Terra Cotta Clay Beads

All Terra Cotta Clay Beads in this section are handmade in the villages of Thailand. Because each Bead is truly unique, patterns, colors and sizes will vary slightly. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information on the making of these beads.)

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Assorted Terra Cotta Beads 1/4lb. (1/4 Pound)
#CB225
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$8.95
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x16mm Oval (6-Pcs)
#CB184
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$1.56
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Terra Cotta Bead 12x20mm Oval (6-Pcs)
#CB214
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$1.93
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Terra Cotta Bead 12x20mm Oval (6-Pcs)
#CB166
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$1.93
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Terra Cotta Bead 8x14mm Oval (10-Pcs)
#CB173
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$1.69
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Terra Cotta Bead 8x14mm Oval (10-Pcs)
#CB174
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$1.69
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Terra Cotta Bead 10x15mm Oval (10-Pcs)
#CB176
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$1.69
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Terra Cotta Bead 15mm Round (6-Pcs)
#CB353
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$2.95
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x32mm Tube Black/Lavendar(2-Pcs)
#CB243
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$0.69
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x16mm Tube Black/White (3-Pcs)
#CB244
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$0.72
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x16mm Tube Black/White (3-Pcs)
#CB245
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$0.72
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x32mm Tube Black/Red  (5-Pcs)
#CB484
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$1.44
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Terra Cotta Bead 10x24mm Tube Tan/White (3-Pcs)
#CB253
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$0.84
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x15mm Tube Black/Orange (3-Pcs)
#CB257
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$0.72
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Terra Cotta Bead 9x20mm Tube Black/White/Yellow (3-Pcs)
#CB258
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$0.72
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  • 6+ $0.65
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Terra Cotta Bead 12x19mm Oval (6-Pcs)
#CB739
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$1.68
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These unusual Terra Cotta Clay Beads are made by craftswomen from a region in Northeastern Thailand, often referred to as Esarn. The area is a vast plain with poor soil and unreliable rains, resulting in an agriculture which is often little above subsistence level; per capita incomes in rural areas are only about $215.00 per year. Most villagers in this region are incredibly adept at various utilitarian and decorative arts and, obviously, some are very talented with Clay. Terra Cotta Clay Bead making is part of a tradition spanning over 600 years. Each Bead is crafted by hand, one piece at a time, from native clay, then fired in back-yard kilns. These Beads are purchased directly from the artisan or group that made them. All pieces will vary slightly in color, shape and size. If you look closely at each bead, you may be able to see the fingerprints from the hands of the actual artist.


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