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Old Ibo Blue Sandcast Beads

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Original price $15.00
Current price $10.00
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Current price $10.00
Approx. 180 beads |
2mm Hole |
22-24 inches Strand Length
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. People of West Africa have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Beads are measure 4-7 mm in diameter. They may be somewhat irregular in shape for a more rustic look. Two strands shown in image however strands are sold individually. Each strand is unique and bead count is intended to be approximate.

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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. People of West Africa have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Beads are measure 4-7 mm in diameter. They may be somewhat irregular in shape for a more rustic look. Two strands shown in image however strands are sold individually. Each strand is unique and bead count is intended to be approximate.

Specifications

Strand Length 22-24 inches
Bead Size 3-5 x 6-9mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 180 (approximation)
Found In Nigeria
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Disk
UPC 739325904259
SKU SAND-CYL-BLU-19

Specifications

Strand Length 22-24 inches
Bead Size 3-5 x 6-9mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 180 (approximation)
Found In Nigeria
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Disk
UPC 739325904259
SKU SAND-CYL-BLU-19
5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Old Ibo Blue Sandcast Beads

    Each bead is individually unique due to this ancient process. Intrigued with the colorations and hand-crafted rustic shapes; unlike machine-made processed beads. Will add interest and impact to one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Furthermore, I appreciate the free shipping and superfast delivery, too. So glad I found these unique beads.

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