19-20 mottled glass beads


19-20 fused glass beads, mottled beads

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10 inches strand (approx. 25 cm.), 19-20 round beads measuring 14 mm.diameter x 14 mm. from hole to hole, with a 3-4 mm hole that accommodate thicker stringing materials as leather or hemp. Net weight 85 grams.

Recycled glass are made by crushing old glass (from old bottles, windows, etc) in powder, which is then heated and poured int clay molds. A leaf stem (cassava) is used s a hole. As the beads are oven backed, the 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.

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Weight 80 g


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