Our product mix has been carefully selected to offer
high quality, a large selection, and head-turning
style. I hate walking into a party and having
on the same coat or shoes as someone else, and
that's why we have our items made specially in such limited
quantities. Personal style should be distinctive,
memorable, and easy.
We work with family businesses in India and
Pakistan, because we feel it's important to support
communities instead of big factories. Working
with these smaller businesses has allowed us to
build relationships with our suppliers that enable
us to keep quality high and customize our designs to
work with our customers needs and current American
Beachcombers Organics is a new line of tribal style
earrings for normally pierced ears made from natural
materials including wood, bone, horn, and
Organic earrings have long been a part of
traditional tribal piercings and have made their way
to the USA in the form of gauged body jewelry and
stretched lobes. Now you can get the look
without have to gauge or stretch your ears!
Our organic earrings fit most normally pierced ears!
Tribal style earrings made from natural organic
materials for normally pierced ears.
Gauged ears or stretched lobes are not needed!
The earrings that look like your ears are stretched
or gauged are known as fake tapers or split
expanders. We also have the pin or stick style
Khussa are also called juttie, jutti, or majorie, but are most
often referred to as Indian shoes (even though they
can be made in India, Pakistan, or China. I
consider khussa shoes our signature item because it
is the first product we were able to find a small
family supplier to work with.
We are able to work closely with our shoe supplier
to have our khussa made with top quality leather,
which is very difficult to find in khussa shoes.
Without quality leather, khussa don't break-in
properly, can irritate your skin, develop a foul
odor, and will only last a few times wearing them
out. Our khussa mold beautifully to the shape
of your feet and, with care, can last a long while.
I even have khussa shoes 3 years old that I still wear!
Beachcombers khussa are made using highly cleaned
leather with real cotton stitching. Each shoe
is complete hand done, including the intricate
beading, sequin, and embroidered thread work.
Style is a big factor in working with a small family
supplier. We are able to custom design our
shoes in colors and styles to meet your needs and
stay on top of emerging trends.
Ahhhh...talk about a hard to find product! I
would guess that we have the largest selection of
glass bangles (typically called Indian bangles or
wedding bangles) in the United States. We keep
over half a million bangles in stock in a selection
of 3 different sizes, 2.6 Small, 2.10 Medium/Large,
and 2.12 Extra-Large.
Again, we work with a small family business in
Pakistan for our glass bangles. Our last large
order enabled them to build a third bangle oven,
which is VERY exciting! Our bangles are custom
made for us in bulk and then I create the actual
sets from these bangles. Each and every set is
hand created and checked to make sure there are no
broken or cracked bangles.
One of the coolest things about our bangle selection
is the 2.12 XL bangles. This size is custom
made for us. Asad's mom has large hands, and
she used to tell us stories about when she was a
little girl, her older sisters would go to the
bazaar and come back with all these gorgeous glass
bangles. They would give her "big ugly bangles"
because they didn't make glass bangles in her size.
She used to cry and wish for small hands so that she
could wear the beautiful glass bangles that her
sisters were able to wear. Now she can!
Once we got our 2.12 XL bangles in, we gave her a
selection of bangles in every single style and
color! Now, she has a bigger bangle collection
that her sisters ever did!
Henna is all about knowledge, and when I started
doing henna, I had none! That's why I make
sure you have plenty of knowledge when you buy henna
from Beachcombers Bazaar.
I wrote a henna booklet that not only includes basic
instructions, but also henna safety information, a
trouble shooting guide, sealer information, henna
designs (easy to moderately hard), the basic
components to a henna design, and much more.
You can also purchase henna design eBooks written by
Most of our customers do not have much experience
with henna, so I created easy to use starter kits at
a variety of price points to help get you started.
Henna is a very personal thing and everyone has
their own preferences. Our
starter henna kits let you try out a few
different ways of doing henna so that you kind find
what you like best. Once you know what you
like, you only have to re-order henna, because most
of the kits already come with the henna accessories
that are nice to have when doing henna.
Clever, don't you think?
One of the coolest things I've done to help educate
people about henna is my henna help site, www.ShopHenna.com.
This site has just about all you need to know to do
your own henna. It includes a ton of pictures
and even tips from fellow henna artists. There
are very few questions about henna that are not
found on the site, so have fun visiting!
Bindi...not just for foreheads
anymore! Bindi has many different meanings and
Bindi As Tilak
Tilak is a mark on the body with religious
significance. Many married Hindu women wear the
traditional red dot (normally sindoor powder rather
than a sticker style bindi) and single Hindu women
often wear the traditional black dot as a form of tilak. Bindi is just one
of many different forms of tilak, as are
marks on the feet, horizontal or vertical lines on
the face, and such.
Bindi As a Chakra Focus
Forehead bindi is often used as a way to focus the
6th chakra (Ajna) of the body, concealed wisdom or
the inner eye. Wearing bindi on the forehead
helps harness energy and increase concentration.
Wearing a black bindi on the forehead is thought to
ward off negativity. I find that I am able to
make a better connection with others when wearing
bindi on the forehead in the 6th chakra location.
Bindi As Fashion
Not many fashions make as big a statement as wearing
bindi! Bindi is heavily worn as a fashion
accessory just for fun, and not just on the
forehead. Bindi can be worn anywhere.
You can find bindi worn at the corner of the eyes,
on the chin, or even as a "nose ring" on the face.
Bindi look great on the chest in between the collar
bone or even just above cleavage like a floating
necklace. The arm,
wrist, lower back, belly, or ankle...the
possibilities are endless! You are only bound
by your imagination, so let loose!
Bindi and Henna
Bindi can often be found decorating henna tattoos.
Sometimes bindi is used while the henna is still drying and
sometimes after the henna has been removed and the
henna stain is left on the skin. No matter when you
pair bindi with henna, it always adds pizzazz and
Bindi and Crafts
Bindi can be used to decorate scrapbook pages,
picture frames, dollhouse furniture, or any craft
you like. I've even seen women apply bindi to
their purse, shoes, and cell phones!
As with all our products, the point is, make it your
own! Have fun with it!
When we found bangle stands, they had fallen
out-of-fashion in India. What!? How
could something so beautiful and so useful fall out
of fashion? This was a fashion that
desperately needed to be revived. since my own
bangles were hidden away in old shoe boxes, I
immediately fell in love with bangle stands.
They held my bangles in a safe easy-to-access way,
that also made my bedroom gorgeous. I even
placed a stand full of glass bangles in my living
We knew that we needed to find someone to make
bangle stands for our customers' growing bangle
collections. In searching for a manufacturer,
we learned all the things to look out for with
bangle display stands, lol! We found that bugs
were sometimes an issue, and that the metal that is
traditionally nailed on the tips of the arms was a
problem. The nails would rust and split the
wood. Not to mention, we needed someone
willing to work with all new designs instead of just
the standard old typical design.
Well we found someone! Our stands are made
from a not-so-small-anymore family business in a
small Indian village. The business started out
as a very small wooden handi-craft family business.
The current proprietor used to run the family handi-crafts
to a nearby town to sell when he was a boy. That boy went on to
University in England and has brought that small
family business to a major exporter of wooden Indian
hand-crafts. He supplies to Pier One Imports
and World Market, along with us! During all of
this expansion, he has managed to keep the charm of
all hand-work still created by the locals.
There is also a scholarship program for the local
children. Now that's what it is all about!
We expanded our selection of traditional dark wood
stands to include a variety of different stains and
finishes and a variety of different shapes. We even
worked together to create a wall hanging display
designed by Asad. We are proud to offer a
large selection of bangle display stands that are
completely hand-made and custom designed especially