These small vintage Ghana white heart glass beads are a deep glowing red color. The small size of 3.5mm is rare and hard to find. The name white heart beads refer to their opaque white glass inside and the outside is a milky translucent colored glass. This 2-layered process of making white hearts began in 1800s in Venice starting with ancient beads known as Cornaline D' Aleppo. This unique way of making these white inside with translucent color on the outside produces a much brighter color that appears translucent and glowing. These vintage beads found in Ghana were originally made in early 1900s in Venice and traded in Africa.
Approximate Number of Beads: 200 Bead Size: 3.5-4mm x 2-3mm Hole Size: 1mm Strand Length: 24"
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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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Very pretty little beads. Happy with my purchase. Seller really prompt, great to deal with. Will probably be back real soon.
Dec 26, 2017 by Barbara Gordon
Love these sweet little red white hearts in such a rich shade of red. In beautiful shape. Will be fun to use. Thanks so much!