The majority of the handmade beads in this section are sold by the strand. Click into any item for more info, including the number of beads per strand for each style. Our handmade metal beads include silver and brass beads handmade in Ethiopia, as well as a wide variety of solid copper and silver-plated solid copper beads handmade in India. Occasionally you may also find Ethiopian Coptic crosses (way too large to be jewelry, but very cool!), and other unique handmade metal beads and African art.