Natural-material beads include beads made of bone, horn, wood, bamboo (a grass), nuts, shells and rocks. Beads made from natural materials make perfect components for a variety of organic, ethnic, exotic and tribal jewelry looks! Some of these beads add natural aromatic scents to your work, like sandalwood and tulsi (tulasi/basil) beads. Others provide textures and surface patterns only Mother Nature can offer. Some natural beads, like olive wood beads made in Bethlehem (the Holy Land), can add dimension to the meaning behind your designs. Many of our wooden beads retain their beautiful woodgrain while simultaneously coming in hip, modern shapes that will feel at home in any glamor magazine or metropolitan street. Stand out in the crowd with these natural options, which also include hairpipe and perforated jali carved beads.