Heishi Beads were originally made from polished stones or shells. The word 'heishi' [pron. hee-shee] translates as ' shells that have been drilled or stung onto thread'.
Our modern day version is made from Fimo Polymer clay and is available in a variety of bright colours. They make a great alternative to traditional metal spacers and can be strung in blocks of colour or in sections of colour to create visually interesting & unique designs.
Each string contains approx 400 beads / 6mm in diamter with a 1.5mm hole.
For ease when thredading we recommend using a collapsable big eye needle. Alternatively, pick up 1cm stacks of heishis inbetween your thumb and forefinger - line up the edges and pass cord through the centre.
Tips & Advice:
For a seamless finish on necklaces and bracelets, string your heishis onto cord and secure the end with a knot.
Take a 6mm bell closer, apply a small amout of glue into the bell and insert the knotted cord, plus a few heishis into the hollow of the bell closer.
**Royal Mail are currently experiencing higher volumes of post. For this reason, delays are expected in certain areas. If you require items quickly, we recommend selecting next day delivery. This is the only method that will guarentee fast track delivery during this time.
Delivery starts from as little as 95p (First Class only £1.95) and we aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hours.
Free First Class delivery is available for UK orders over £25 and free Courier delivery for UK orders over £150.
Want your order quick? Try our Next Working Day delivery service for £6.50, guaranteeing your order for the next working day if placed before 10am.
We also ship internationally from as little as £3.00, simply select your country at the checkout. Is your country not listed? Contact us and let us know!
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We pride ourselves in offering a high level of customer service (and love to talk about beads!) so feel free to get in touch. Our friendly customer service team is available Monday to Friday 10am-1:30pm. If you would like to speak to us in person, you can call us on 0161 274 4040. Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to contact us via our contact form.
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