31 recycled glass beads

$4.50

31 glass beads, translucent white

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Description

12 inches strand, 31 beads. The measure approx. 10-11 mm.diameter x 10-11 mm. (from hole to hole) with a 2-3 mm hole. The color is translucent white. The strand weights approx. 45 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 70 g

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