Natural Bamboo Dreadlock Beads Hand Made Raw Wood- 2nd Batch/Style for Locs, Twists, Braids, QTY 3-4 Piece
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*All purchases come as a bundle with fun little extras which I choose based on the style of what you've ordered! (...Because it's fun for YOU and fun for me to create!)
Add a little nature and style to your dreadlocks, twists and braids with these all-natural, raw bamboo dreadlock beads! Each order comes in a bundle with little extra accessories to be worn with your beads- matching hair/festival rings, and spiral to be worn with the bamboo beads.
No color or artificial products are added to these beautiful loc beads! Within an order, you will receive a set of 3 or 4 smooth style beads depending on order size selected.
***If you want a NODE piece (piece with seams of bamboo), you must state this in personal message option***
(Option to personally message me for other requests, such as larger orders, other bead size requests or if you prefer the "node" pieces- the pieces with seams and how many).
This is my favorite project and jewelry that I make because they are all natural and made by me from scratch!
The Process: My mom, my boyfriend and I, hand-picked the 1st batch of bamboo on a road trip through Apalachicola, FL and we couldn't wait to make all kinds of things out of it! This second batch is from Galveston, Texas! There is a lot of work that goes into these beads AND I am a perfectionist with my work/art,, especially in pieces I sell!!
Each batch of bamboo must dry for 3-6months. We start by cutting each 10ft piece of bamboo into 2-3cm sections. Then each section is sanded with a rotary tool to remove large chips, stems, and slivers. Each piece is carefully hand-sanded a second time on both ends with sandpaper for a smoother finish. Next, we create the mixture of melted natural bees wax and an all-natural tung wood stain, and let to harden in order to apply smoothly to each piece. Lastly, each bead is rubbed down with the wax stain mix. This is done in order to give it added protection from moisture and wear, for a smooth finish, and to really bring out the natural beauty of the bamboo. Bamboo has a natural wax finish and "water resistant" qualities, making them great for lock jewelry and long-time wear and durability!
***I randomly select the pieces you will receive, due to the natural product, the color, sizes and shapes will vary, that is the beauty of it. Each bead I select to sell is beautiful and will be one of a kind!***
You choose from the following options: Amount and Style:
-Set of three- (All same size)
-Set of three- multi size (Choose 3 sizes) (example- 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, or 1 small, 2 med) Send message of size choices
-Set of four
-Set of four - multi size
-I will randomly select each unique bead, when doing this, I select one of each "color style", for example, a light one, a funky speckled/lined one, and a simple plain one, the best I can with what I have available at the time, in order to give you some variety in your pieces.
In personal message box:
-You may message me if you prefer a node piece, there are significantly less of these available, so I will only send these types if you prefer and as long as my supplies last. I will try my best to provide what you would like!
**I want you to be happy with your purchase and love wearing these natural beads in your hair as much as I do!***
***Diameter measured is the INSIDE measurement of wood bead for your dread size and does slightly vary due to natural product. You should measure across the width of your loc and then take into account that you want it to fit nice and snug and order accordingly- size down a bit from the exact dimension of your loc, so the bead does not slide right off. Try measuring the diameter of a bead that you already have that fits (or doesn't fit) and decide based on that***
Size options listed in the drop down menu.
If you would like multiple sizes in your order of 3, select "set of 3- mult. size" and then write the specifications in the personal message box.
All bead LENGTHS (top to bottom measurement) vary slightly and are 2cm-3.5cm.
Care Instructions: For BEST results, in order to reduce wear and to increase the lifetime of your beads, protect beads by removing them when washing your hair, more-so because of the soaps used. Re-apply to dry deadlock and/or rotate location of bead (move them up or down dread) to be sure that area of dread under bead dry thoroughly after washing. I have left mine in for washing on occasion and they do last. My advice, remove for washing hair, but if you happen to, for example, swim with them in- they will be fine! They are hardy!