22-23 recycled glass beads


22-23 African recycled glass beads, dark gray

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Strand of 22-23 beads (measuring approx.13-14 mm x 13-14 mm. from hole to hole) with 3-4 mm.hole. The color is dark grey.
The strand weights approx. 90 grams and measures 10 inches (26 cm.).

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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