Recycled opaque glass disc beads from Africa. Makes a unique decorative table accent for an on-trend decor statement. These rustic disc shape is very pretty and can be made into jewelry or used as-is.
The process of making these beads is unique to Ghana, Africa and has been used for over 1000 years. Pulverized glass of various colors are poured into a clay mold. A cassava stem is used for the bead's hole. The mold is placed in a wood-burning furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting to a vitreous state. The craftsmen know exactly when to remove the bead molds and let them cool resulting in a beautiful set of beads. Repurposing-recycling at its best.
***Photo with multiple strands of beads is for comparison only. This listing is for one strand.
Colors are listed in order:
Blue (dark royal)
These rustic glass beads come from west Africa. These are light enough to wear too!
Dimensions: 24 inches long x approx. 1/2” beads
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