Every beautiful beadwork product on this website is handmade by the rural beaders of South Africa.

 

 

It is impossible to show every beaded product on our website in every colour-way, below are the main colours we use - we can custom make most of our beaded products in any of the below bead colours or combination of colours.

 

The ZULU bead workers categorize beads into the following two groups:

1. AFRICAN/ZULU colours: these are all the basic colour beads that do not have a shine.
2. SHINY BEADS: as the name implies these are all the glass beads that are glossy or have a metallic shine - the correct terminology is shimmer/translucent/metallic/glossy/polished etc, to keep within the African spirit that all our beadwork is made we are also calling them shiny beads.


  1. AFRICAN/ZULU COLOUR BEADS.

  WHITE.

Black seed beads  BLACK.

mixed-seed-beads  MIXED.

  RED.

  LIME.

Green seed beads  GREEN.

Orange seed beads  ORANGE.

  AQUA.

Light blue seed beads  LIGHT BLUE.

Dark blue seed beads  DARK BLUE.

Yellow seed beads  YELLOW.

Brown seed beads  BROWN.


2. SHINY BEADS.

Gold seed beads  SHINY GOLD.

  SHINY SILVER.

Metallic grey seed beads  SHINY METALLIC GREY. 

Nebula seed beads  SHINY NEBULA.

  SHINY COPPER.

  WHITE GOLD.

Lime Green Seed Beads  SHINY LIME GREEN.

Jade seed beads  SHINY JADE.

  SHINY CHOC BROWN.

Shiny light blue seed beads  SHINY BLUE.

  SHINY PINK.

Lilac seed beads  SHINY LILAC.

  SHINY PURPLE.

Shiny red seed beads  SHINY RED.

Shiny orange seed beads  SHINY ORANGE.

  SHINY YELLOW.

 


 

3. COLOUR COMBINATIONS.

SHINY SILVER / WHITE.

 

BLACK / WHITE.

 

SHINY SILVER / BLACK.

 

Black and gold beads

SHINY GOLD / BLACK.

 

SHINY GOLD / WHITE.

 

SHINY GOLD / BLACK / SILVER.

 

SHINY GOLD / BLACK / WHITE.

 

SHINY GOLD / BLACK / BROWN.

 

SHINY GOLD / BLACK / BROWN / METALLIC GREY.

 

BROWN / BLACK / METALLIC GREY.


BROWN / BLACK / WHITE.

SHINY SILVER / BLACK / METALLIC.

 

METALLIC GREY / BLACK.

 

SHINY COPPER / METALLIC GREY / WHITE-GOLD.

 

SHINY RED / GOLD / BLACK.

 

SHINY RED / SILVER / BLACK.

 



SHINY RED / GOLD / BLACK / SILVER.

 

red orange metallic grey beads

SHINY RED / SHINY ORANGE / METALLIC GREY.

 

SHINY PURPLE / SILVER / BLACK.

 



SHINY LILAC / LIGHT BLUE 1 / METALLIC GREY.

 



SHINY LIGHT BLUE / SILVER / BLACK.

 

Blue gold black beads

SHINY LIGHT BLUE / GOLD / BLACK.





AQUA / COPPER / CHOCOLATE.

 

SHINY PINK / SILVER / WHITE.


SHINY PINK / SILVER / BLACK.


SHINY PINK / SILVER / BLACK / WHITE.

LIME / NEBULA / AQUA / JADE.


SHINY LIME GREEN / SILVER / BLACK.


SHINY LIME GREEN / GOLD / BLACK.

 

DISCLAIMER: there is no such thing as PANTONE colours for the beads we sell on this website. While we have tried to be as accurate as possible to show the correct colour there may be colour variations - different computer/mobile phone screens will also show slightly different colours. The colour of the beads used in our products may differ slightly from the colour in the shown images, the colour may also differ from batch to batch due to beads being purchased from different suppliers depending on availability. We frequently receive requests for beadwork to match the Pantone colour of a Company logo - this is impossible, beads are not supplied in exact Pantone colours, the best we can offer is to get as close to the requested colour as possible. Earth Africa will accept no responsibility whatsoever for slight variations in the beadwork colours for any of the products we supply - we deal in 3rd World, handmade African products and there will always be imperfections, such is the nature of ALL AFRICAN BEADWORK.

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