The Ebony Bead

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The Ebony Bead

173 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Mike Amadeo

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Mike Amadeo


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Tina Shivpuri

Tina Shivpuri on Aug 29, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

clean finish. consistent quality across all beads received.

Khosro Maleky

Khosro Maleky on Mar 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

best quality both in material and bearbetning.och best of all treatment

Khosro Maleky

Khosro Maleky on Mar 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

best quality both in material and bearbetning.och best of all treatment

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The Finest Handmade Hardwood Beads Available

All beads and buttons are handmade by me. I've been working with wood, metal, and stone all my life. I welcome custom work, and look forward to helping you create that special component for that special piece you're working on.


Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2015
Welcome to The Ebony Bead, your home for the finest hardwood beads available anywhere.

I make every bead by hand, using a variety of hardwoods. Each piece is shaped individually and polished to a super smooth finish. The beads are never tumbled, dyed, or varnished. Hand polishing with a touch of fine wax brings out the natural beauty of the wood.

Gaboon Ebony is a naturally black wood, polishes beautifully, is tough and wears well. Most of my beads are either all ebony or combine ebony with other woods in some fashion.

All holes are tapered at the edge to go easy on thread and yarn. With some exceptions (like the ebony skinnies, and the hoop beads), beads have at least a 3mm hole. Please indicate if you need an extra large size hole.

Most beads can be drilled in different orientations, and sizes and woods altered to suit your project. Ask me about what would work best for your design.

About my shop sections:

Patterns & Shapes
A variety of beads displaying a variety of woods, shapes, and added elements. Prices here are per individual bead.

Basic Black
Spacers and other simple shapes, all in 100% ebony - because black goes with everything. Beads from this section are priced per six.

Into The Matrix
Small pieces of varied hardwoods coming together in unique ways. Each matrix bead is one of a kind, and is priced individually.

Strands By The Foot
Necklaces combining my smaller beads with glass, stone, and metal beads in ready-to-wear lengths. Also an economical way to purchase some of my simpler bead designs.

Yours in peace and love,

~ Mike

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
I accept payment online through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account but have a credit card, you can also use PayPal. I will also accept a check or money order sent via snail mail.
I use first-class U.S. and international mail, and include a trackable confirmation number for domestic orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
No sale is final; I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. You may return any bead for a full refund or exchange at any time, less shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
I enjoy custom work, and welcome your inquiries about a special project you have in mind.