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Blue Color Sandcast Cylinder Beads

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Original price $7.50 - Original price $7.50
Original price $7.50
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Checkout this beautiful strand of African sandcast. 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. Beads are measure 8mm in diameter. Tone may vary slightly from photo.

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Strand Length 27 inches
Bead Size 6 x 8mm diameter
Hole Size 3mm
Number of Beads 100 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325904624