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Grey Sandcast Cylinder Beads

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Original price $7.00
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$7.00 - $7.00
Current price $7.00
Approx. 125 beads |
2mm Hole |
26 inches Strand Length
Checkout this beautiful strand of grey sandcast beads from Ghana, West Africa. 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 grey sandcast beads from Ghana, West Africa. 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 26 inches
Bead Size 6 x 8mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 125 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Grey
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325866113
SKU SND-CYL-GRY-171

Specifications

Strand Length 26 inches
Bead Size 6 x 8mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 125 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Grey
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325866113
SKU SND-CYL-GRY-171