Glass beads have been made for centuries throughout Africa. Using a technique that has been handed down from generation to generation, our makers begin by compressing glass into a dry grain, and heating the grain so that the pieces form together. The recycled glass is rushed into a porcelain cast. The stem of a cassava leaf is used to make the hole. The beads are baked in a furnace causing the glass to melt together and cassava stem to burn, leaving only the grainy textured "sand glass" bead behind.
COLOR: Opaque/Light Green MADE OF: Glass, sand / silica MADE IN: Ghana
Large: 1.5" diameter (beads) x 15"L (strand of beads)
Small: 0.75" diameter (beads) x 13"L (strand of beads)