Hill Tribe silver beads come in a variety of distinct shapes that are perfect for a wide range of designs. As they are all handmade, each bead has its individual charm and beauty. They are made by the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods. Purchasing these Thai beads helps sustain a traditional craft and provides the Karen people with a reliable source of income. Not only are these beads beautiful, they have an interesting story behind them that makes for a great conversation starter. Learn more about Hill Tribe silver smiths and the beads they make at our Blog for Beaders.