Gray Glass Saucer Beads
- Bead Size: 4 x 14mm
- Hole Size: 3mm
- Strand Length: 24"
- Number of Beads: Approximately 140
- Material: Glass
- Made in Ghana
- Due to handmade nature of beads, bead color and size will vary.
Check out this beautiful strand of dark grey Ashanti glass saucer beads. Decorative bead strands are a simple way to incorporate handmade goods into your home styling. Drape them over a stack of books or the edge of a bowl/box, or lay them gracefully on a table surface for added texture, color and interest. This easy technique will elevate your space with a lovely designer touch.
How They Are Made:
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.