Get yourself a layer you can wear with everything! Lei features a singular handmade Haitian clay bead. Because of it's short length, it is the perfect piece for layering, especially when you want to add a sweet little touch of color to your outfit.
Hot tip: Choose the Black Lava option and add a drop of your favorite Essential Oil to the bead so it will permeate throughout your day!
Haitian Handmade Clay Bead || Short- 17"
Hand strung in Haiti
Our clay beads are hand rolled, making each one unique and a small piece of art. The clay is dug by hand from natural deposits in Haiti’s central plateau. The raw clay is then broken into a fine powder and the impurities are sifted out. The powdered clay is mixed with water and then dried on a plater to remove excess moisture. Skilled artisans roll these clay beads in a variety of sizes and shapes, then each piece is hand-painted with glaze. The finished pieces are fired in a kiln which transforms the raw clay to permanent ceramic, and the raw glazes to brightly-colored glass. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.
Béljoy is a distinct line of handcrafted jewelry produced in Haiti + the US by local artisans. Béljoy offers men + women in Haiti the opportunity to earn a dignified and consistent wage through the art of jewelry making. By teaching this trade and paying a superior wage, we hope to encourage women and empower them to provide for their families.