22 recycled glass beads

$4.50

22 African recycled glass beads, turquoise

2 in stock

Description

10 inches strand, 22 beads (measuring approx.14 mm x 12-14 mm) with 3-4 mm.hole.
The strand weights approx. 65 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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