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Plum Purple Sandcast Seed Beads

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 15 reviews
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Approx. 280 beads |
1mm Hole |
26 inches Strand Length
Checkout this beautiful strand of purple sandcast beads from Ghana, West Africa. Beads such as these are often worn as traditional waist beads. 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. Multiple strands shown. Each strand is sold individually.

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Specifications

Strand Length 26 inches
Bead Size 3 x 3mm
Hole Size 1mm
Number of Beads 280 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Purple
Shape Seed
UPC 739325860463
SKU SND-CYL-PRP-97
average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 15 reviews
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15 Reviews
Reviewed by Deb G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Used For
Designing Jewelry
Type of Use
Personal

Beautiful

Love the color

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Reviewed by carolyn s.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Used For
Designing Jewelry
Type of Use
Business

Lovely color

The beads are nice but a little sharp around the edges. The color is opaque not translucent. I’m the right piece they will be lovely.

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Reviewed by Edith P., from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

5 Stars

Good

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Reviewed by Anne, from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

Just right!

Great small beads with the perfect color and finish I need.

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Reviewed by Nancy H., from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5

5 Stars

Lovely

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