Opaque Black Recycled Glass Beads - Large
- Beads measure approximately 15-18mm diameter
- Hole size of 3mm
- Full strand measuring approximately 28" long
- Number of Beads: 38 (approximation)
- Origin: Ghana
- Material: Recycled Glass
- Color: Opaque Black
- This piece is handmade from recycled glass and will feature many flaws and imperfections.
Use this decorative bead strand as a simple way to add dimensions to your styling. Create a designer look by draping them on a stack of books or effortlessly over the edge of a decorative bowl, and instantly create a statement look for your home.
These great beads are made by the Krobo People of Ghana, Africa. Powder glass beads are made by crushing glass to a fine powder and heating it so that the particles fuse together. The glass is then poured into clay molds, with a cassava leaf stem used to make the hole. They are baked in an oven and the glass fuses and the cassava stem burns up. This technique has been used in Africa for centuries. Some strands may be finished with raffia, and others with cotton cord.
Up to several beads per strand may be cracked due to extensive travel throughout multiple continents. This product is handmade with recycled crushed glass. There will be many imperfections that we believe add to the story and charm of this piece. The glass is not smooth and does have a textural and dusted appearance.