Drilled Soap nut bead - Glossy.
Price per Unit.
Size: 1cm x 1cm = 0.39’’ x 0.39’’ Approx.
Color: Natural black. Shiny.
Seeds are Fairtraded and imported from South America. The size, shape and shade of each bead may vary and will be slightly different from what is shown in the photo.
Volume discounts available, please Contact us
Our items are fair-trade and we use natural, biodegradable materials that have been harvested in a sustainable manner. Our two chief aims are environmental preservation and giving talented but disadvantaged artisans an opportunity to participate in a leveled global market.
SOAP NUT SEEDS “The soapberry tree (Sapindus saponaria) is native to southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, extending south through Mexico, Central and South America. The leathery brown berries are rich in saponins. They have the property of foaming with water and have been used as soap in Mexico and tropical America.
The most fascinating part of the fruits are the black, marble-like seeds. Known as "black pearls" throughout the American tropics.” Artisans dry, cut the shell (leathery part), clean polish and drill each bead before making beautiful One of a kind bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces and various handcrafts.
Seeds are not intended for consumption.
All pictures © copyright Pueblito Ltd. All rights reserved.