42-43 recycled glass beads

$4.50

4 in stock

Description

14 inches strand (approx. 36 cm.), 42-43 beads. The measure approx. 9-10 x 9-10 mm. with a 2-3 mm hole. The strand weights approx. 40 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 50 g

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