Denim Blue White Black Yellow -- 12mm x 23mm more or less as these can vary given they are handmade in Ghana. No two are exactly alike. Created from powdered recycled glass the patterns are applied by hand to the beads giving each it's unique appearance. 5 beads with 2 yards of waxed Irish linen. Hole sizes are 2-3mm Choose the quantity desired from the drop down. Half strands are 12 beads still strung on rafia and will come with 2 yards of the specified linen.
Krobo beads from Ghana. To make these opaque beads the recycled glass is ground to a powder and placed in clay moulds. After a first firing in a kiln the designs are hand applied to the beads with a wet mix of dyed glass powder using a stalk of the cassava plant which is an edible woody plant found in south Africa. Beads are fired again to affix the colored application then polished with sand and water. This is all done by hand.
Brought to you in small groupings with two yards of 4 ply waxed Irish linen black to enhance your design. I have lots more linen in my shop in 2,4, or 7 ply. Need help just ask!
The collages or group photos may show other African bead offerings that are available in other listings!
I don't know if I'll be sending or giving these to my granddaughter...but most likely make a piece for my daughter, me and granddaughter...thanks
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Due to so many changes I have made the decision to no longer ship outside of the United States. If you have purchased from me before you may inquire and I may make an exception.
My packaging is secure...all items are packaged in a cello bag with a product card. I strive to ship all ClassicBead and ClassicElements orders within 24 - 48 hour from the time payment is received. I will notify customers if I deviate from this standard. PLEASE stay tuned to your Etsy CONVOS! These can be accessed through your account. It is how I communicate with you in the event of a question or problem with your order. Your shipment can be delayed and I will not be held responsible for such delay if you do not respond to convo or an attempt to reach you via email. This is a time consuming costly matter to me.
Etsy Direct Checkout Paypal Direct Checkout. You may cancel anytime prior to shipping, but you better make that decision fast as I try to ship same or next day! Fast shipping = happy customers I have learned! I do not include a receipt in your package. You may access one if needed via your Etsy account.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
If there is a problem with your order, BEFORE you post your review (because occasionally shipping mistakes do occur) please let's take a look at the situation and we will discuss the policies below:
1. All sales are considered final unless I have sent the wrong product or an item is found to be defective. Cut goods are considered custom orders and are not eligible for return or exchange. If you are unsure of the color, I suggest ordering a small amount before committing to a larger quantity as cut goods are not returnable. Please reach out in the form of an Etsy convo if you have a question or proposal. 1a. Natural dye leather colors can vary from spool to spool. These colors are not clear, this is a distressed look and the leather shows through. IF you are unsure regarding please message me or order a small amount before committing to larger quantities or order opaque and metallics for true color and consistency from spool to spool.
2. Error in shipping?? I will gladly replace your item with the correct product. a. You must contact me within 3 days of receipt and include a picture of the entire order. Pictures can be sent by email or via an Etsy convo. b. In most cases you must return the product shipped in error. If return is required I will send a label along with your items for the return. 3. If I have omitted something from your order notify me immediately via Etsy convo and I will get it right out to you. This is an easy fix.
4. Cancellations: Short window I know, but I often times ship same day if I am in the shop when your order comes in. I respond quickly to convos regarding product questions so reach out if you have a question before placing your order and I'll do what I can to help! If you contact me after the 12 hour window, shipping charges will not be refunded.
Handcrafted items with subtle nuances and color variations given the differences in monitors are not considered defects. I photograph multiples to give you an idea of the nuances you might expect in unique handcrafted items.
I do not sell wholesale as my goal is to offer variety. Many of the items are discounted based upon quantity selected within the drop down box. We are beginning to offer full spools of leather in some options.
Trunk shows!! LOVE them! If you have a bead shop or know of one in your market who can supply vendor references I would be glad to discuss shipping a trunk show of my handcrafted ClassicBead pendants, buttons, & beads to that shop for a 10-14 day selling period. Please contact me through convo to arrange such an event. Gift certificates to my shop are awarded to customers who assist in booking trunk shows and/or use my product in a design that is published!