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Vintage hand carved abacus shaped brown and black spotted palm wood spacer beads.
These beads were actually custom hand carved for me in 1984 in the Philippines.
I was designing a very large order for the Smithsonian Institution's mail order catalog and museum shops.
These unique spotted brown wooden beads were used in a necklace mixed with tigereye and black onyx.

Because these are natural wood, the pattern on the beads do vary but I will do my best to match the 20 beads that you purchase. They're a wonderful abacus shape with a very primitive look to them.

Price is for 20 of these unique beads which are approximately 8mm thick x 13-15mm and I 100% guarantee them to be natural untreated wood from the Philippines from 1984.

I sold vintage hand carved wooden beads such as these through the Smithsonian Institution's
museum shop and catalog during the 1980's and they were also featured in trunk shows at Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue during this same time period.
You can read more about my career as a jewelry designer in my profile page!

You will never see a bead of this quality at your local neighborhood "gem show"!

Frequently asked questions about EurekaEureka

We sell vintage products that in most cases cannot be replaced. The quality and uniqueness of our items does not allow for negotiation on prices.
While we may offer special promotional sales from time to time (such as free shipping on orders at our discretion ), our inventory prices are final as listed.
Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. He is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities in the world on colored gemstones. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he went on to publish numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.
The Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones has for more than 30 years been the world's most authoritative source of information on (and pictures of) gemstones, including many of the rare gems, such as andalusite.
You can feel 100% confident purchasing from us!
Visit Joel's own website for more information about his credentials http://www.joelarem.com
Arem Designs
P.O. Box 5056
Laytonsville, Md.
Once we receive your returned items, we will issue you a credit to your PayPal account MINUS your shipping costs to return them

TO SEND A MONEY ORDER: Please make it out to:
Debby Arem
and mail it to me at P.O. Box 5056 Laytonsville, Maryland 20882.
We will notify you as soon as it arrives and your order will be shipped. Edit
Giving a Gift?
I am more than happy to mail your purchase directly to the gift recipient!
Just add their shipping address in NOTES TO SELLER when you check out, and let me know that it is a gift. And of course I will NOT include a sales receipt in their package.

I am happy to include a gift enclosure with your message on it. Just let me know what you'd like me to write for you.

Vintage Wood Beads Philippine Brown Black SPOTTED PALM WOOD 15mm pkg 20 cb100


  • Vintage Supply from the 1970s
  • Materials: vintage wood beads, vintage wooden beads, palm wood beads, philippine wood beads, hand carved abacus spacer palm wood beads, black spotted wood beads, brown wood beads, recycled wooden beads, recycled wood beads, vintage brown black wood bead
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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