280 Plum Purple Sandcast Seed Beasd - Cylinder Glass Beads - African Glass Beads - Purple Glass Beads - African Seed Beads (SND-CYL-PRP-97)

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Checkout this beautiful strand of purple sandcast beads from Ghana, West Africa. Beads such as these are often worn as traditional waist beads. The process of making these beads is unique to Africa and has been used for over 1000 years. Pulverized glass of various colors is poured into a clay mold, using a cassava stem for the bead's hole. The mold is placed in a furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting and the stem burns out. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Multiple strands shown. Each strand is sold individually.

Bead Size: 3 x 3mm
Strand Length: 26"
Approximate # of Beads: 280
Hole Size: 1mm

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We work with developing communities throughout Africa to bring you some of the most beautiful, handmade beading treasures in the world. All items that we source direct are fair trade. Our unique business model enables us to support creative jewelry designers with quality beading supplies, while supporting developing communities at the same time.

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We work with developing communities throughout Africa to bring you some of the most beautiful, handmade beading treasures in the world. All items that we source direct are fair trade. Our unique business model enables us to support creative jewelry designers with quality beading supplies, while supporting developing communities at the same time.

Yes we do! Multiple item orders are combined automatically in the cart. We charge a flat rate shipping fee which means that no matter how much you order, your total shipping cost will not increase! That’s right! It’s a simple flat rate per order: USA - $4.00 flat rate per order Canada - $10 flat rate per order International - $15 flat rate per order We also offer FREE EXPEDITED 1-3 DAY SHIPPING on USA orders $99 or more. Use coupon code FREESHIP99 during checkout. Limited exceptions apply to our flat-rate policy for non-USA orders with heavier items. Non-USA customers, please feel free to inquire in advance to verify exact shipping charges particularly for glass beads with a diameter of 18mm or larger.

Absolutely. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority! We accept returns for items in the same condition received up to 14 days from date of delivery. Please contact us first to authorize a return. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, neither are we. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Yes, we offer wholesale discounts for orders of $250 or more. Please send us a message with a list of items you are looking to purchase and we will send you an appropriate discount code. You can either copy + paste your cart, or send us a screenshot. We usually get back to you within 1-2 hours on business days. Please note wholesale discounts for NON-USA orders may vary as shipping costs are generally subsidized by us. We also offer FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING on USA orders $99 or more. Use coupon code FREESHIP99 during checkout.

We work with developing communities throughout Africa to bring you some of the most beautiful, handmade beading treasures in the world. All items that we source direct are fair trade. Our unique business model enables us to support creative jewelry designers with quality beading supplies, while supporting developing communities at the same time.

Yes we do! Multiple item orders are combined automatically in the cart. We charge a flat rate shipping fee which means that no matter how much you order, your total shipping cost will not increase! That’s right! It’s a simple flat rate per order: USA - $4.00 flat rate per order Canada - $10 flat rate per order International - $15 flat rate per order We also offer FREE EXPEDITED 1-3 DAY SHIPPING on USA orders $99 or more. Use coupon code FREESHIP99 during checkout. Limited exceptions apply to our flat-rate policy for non-USA orders with heavier items. Non-USA customers, please feel free to inquire in advance to verify exact shipping charges particularly for glass beads with a diameter of 18mm or larger.

Absolutely. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority! We accept returns for items in the same condition received up to 14 days from date of delivery. Please contact us first to authorize a return. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, neither are we. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Yes, we offer wholesale discounts for orders of $250 or more. Please send us a message with a list of items you are looking to purchase and we will send you an appropriate discount code. You can either copy + paste your cart, or send us a screenshot. We usually get back to you within 1-2 hours on business days. Please note wholesale discounts for NON-USA orders may vary as shipping costs are generally subsidized by us. We also offer FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING on USA orders $99 or more. Use coupon code FREESHIP99 during checkout.


    Reviews
    Average review
    (9)
    Beautiful color. Great size. Thanks
    Apr 17, 2018 by Marianne Topp
    Apr 12, 2018 by Betty Ackerman
    The beads are lovely! Thanks!
    Mar 20, 2018 by jaw392
    All of these beads are just wonderful. Super fast shipping! Love them.
    Mar 20, 2018 by frances
    once again, all is perfect !
    Jan 26, 2018 by tikindia

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