45-46 recycled glass beads


45-46 recycled glass beads, brown with black inclusions in their own depth

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Strand of 14 inches (approx. 36 cm.), 45-46 beads. The measure approx. 9 x 8 mm. with a 2-3 mm hole.
The color is dark brown with black inclusions in their own depth.
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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