These amazing silver beads and findings are made by hand by the Karen Hilltribe in Thailand. They are pure silver meaning they are 99.9% silver as opposed to sterling silver which is 92.5% silver. They are handcrafted, rolled and hammered using traditional silversmithing techniques. They use stamps and hammers and as each one is made by hand each bead will vary slightly in shape and size. We are proud to be supporting their beautiful work.