20-21 recycled glass beads


20-21 African recycled glass beads, dark red with black inclusions in their own depth

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20-21 beads (measuring approx.14 mm x 14-15 mm) with 3-4 mm.hole.
The strand measures 10 inches (approx. 26 cm.) and the net weight is approx.60 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.

Additional information

Weight 80 g


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