Black beads with white dots, unglazed beads, unglazed black beads, African beads, beads made in Africa, pottery beads, black clay beads

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from South Africa

Made in Cape Town, South Africa

Item details

We used black earthenware clay to make these beads. First we shaped the beads by hand and then added the dots by pressing a wooden stick into the wet clay surface. The beads were then fired to bisque temperature whereafter we covered the beads with white underglaze. The underglaze was then partially wiped off the surface leaving some behind in the shallow holes. The black clay beads were fired for a second time in my pottery kiln to vitrification temperature.

This listing is for a bead strand of 10 beads of which the size is about 15 - 17mm.
See last picture for size reference.

These beads will look gorgeous in a necklace with

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from South Africa
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Please be aware that computer monitors differ and the display of colours can vary. Earthbutter beads are handrolled by individuals outside of the studio and bead sizes and bead holes can vary. Each bead is therefore 100% unique and will appeal to those who appreciate honest, handmade and slightly imperfect artisan beads.