18-19 powder glass beads

$4.00

4 in stock

Description

8 inches string (20-21 cm.), 18-19 beads measuring 8-9 x 11-12 mm. with a 2-3 mm hole that accommodate thicker stringing materials as leather or hemp.

Recycled glass beads are made by crushing old glass (from old bottles, windows, etc) into powder, which s then heated and poured into clay molds. A leaf stem (cassava) is used to make a hole. As the beads are oven backed, glass fuses and the stem burn away.
The bead making technique has been used in Africa for centuries. It results in a beautiful, rough, primitive appearance with a texture similar to sea glass.

Additional information

Weight 60 g

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