These beads are LARGE, measuring 19-20mm in diameter. These are almost opaque matte charcoal black color. They are recycled glass beads, made in Ghana by the Krobo tribe by using a unique glass making technique that dates back several centuries. This ancient way of making these glass beads creates beautiful natural handmade effect. The Krobo tribes's process is grinding up found vintage glass bottles into a powder and pouring into clay casting for baking.
Not only are these beautiful but are fair trade using only recycled glass, so the making process is great for the environment. Because these are casted and handmade there are some chips, cracks and irregularities.
Number of Beads: 40 Bead Size: 19-20mm x 17-19mm Hole Size: 3-4mm Strand Length: 26"
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Our business is rooted in our love of hand craftsmanship, history, and authenticity. We work carefully to source items that are uniquely hand-made as well as hard to find vintage items from remote areas in Africa. Sourced from materials (such as recycled glass and metal) that use low impact, sustainable and ethical processes, we employ artisans and craftspeople in a place rich with bead making history.
We believe in supplying designers and collectors with the most beautiful handmade items that not only have a rich history, but will last for generations. We love these beads and we love seeing beads transform into beautiful jewelry designs. We source directly from the makers so our items are priced at wholesale, but we offer discount prices for bulk orders. Please send us a screenshot of orders over $300 and will send customized order with special discount.
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