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Dark Green Strawstack Sandcast Beads

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Approx. 42 beads |
1.5mm Hole |
25 inches Strand Length
Checkout this beautiful strand of green strawstack sandcast 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.

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Checkout this beautiful strand of green strawstack sandcast 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.

Specifications

Strand Length 25 inches
Bead Size 11 x 8mm diameter
Hole Size 1.5mm
Number of Beads 42 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Green
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325905164
SKU SAND-CYL-GRN-58

Specifications

Strand Length 25 inches
Bead Size 11 x 8mm diameter
Hole Size 1.5mm
Number of Beads 42 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Green
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325905164
SKU SAND-CYL-GRN-58