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Blue Brown Swirl Recycled Glass Beads (18mm)

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Original price $16.50 - Original price $16.50
Original price $16.50
$16.50
$16.50 - $16.50
Current price $16.50
Approx. 40 beads |
3mm Hole |
28 inches Strand Length
Krobo tribes-people are world-reknown for the beautiful recycled glass beads they create using a process developed by their forebears. Interestingly, the powder glass method used to make these African beads is as simple as it is elegant. The artists that specialize in making these beads will go about and gather old, broken, or otherwise unutilized pieces of glass. These they crush with stones or other tools into a versatile powder that can be shaped in bead molds designed for this purpose. Once heated inside a clay bead mold, the glass melts from thousands of small pieces into a single piece of glass that solidifies at room temperature. The production these recycled glass beads is most common in Ghana where is both good for the local economy, friendly to the environment, and a testament to an ancient bead making tradition that is both beautiful and historic at the same time.

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Specifications

Strand Length 28 inches
Bead Size 18-20mm diameter
Hole Size 3mm
Number of Beads 40 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Round
UPC 739325853175
SKU RCY-RND-MIX-557

How Recycled Glass Beads are Made

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Reviewed by Emily W., from United States
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Gorgeous!

These beads are gorgeous! Maybe my favorite recycled glass I’ve purchased to date and i am a frequent shopper. They remind me of koy. Understated AND stunning

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Reviewed by Karen J.
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beauty and light

Can I say what a large smile and with such glee …that’s how I felt when they arrived. Words can’t explain the beauty so here are some pictures . I will be decorating my costal home in the spring and ordering some for every room 🥰😍

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Reviewed by Shannon R., from United States
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African recycled glass beads

I loved all the colors (seaglass, blue, gradient blues) that I ordered. They came really quick and intact. They really helped me out when my wholesale vendor couldn’t come through with my order. I donated the beads as trophy lei’s for an girls surf contest Salty Sweet in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The women loved them.

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Reviewed by Kathy B.
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Designing Jewelry
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I love the color

Beautiul color - I am going to make a necklace with some of the beads- too heavy to use only these beads.

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Reviewed by Janie M.
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Bracelets

I just love this glass bead mixed with, I call them donut beads.

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