Most of these metal beads and pendants were handmade in Africa using traditional methods. Metal heishi beads are extremely versatile jewelry components and they come in brass, copper, and white (pot) metal. Use them as spacer beads and to create texture. Make stunning centerpieces from Ivory Coast brass beads and open-work brass beads (sometimes called lost wax beads). Choose ready-made tribal centerpieces from our selection of African pendants and crosses. Ethiopian beads and additional metal beads provide great textures and accents.