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Autumn Medley Sandcast Cylinder Beads

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Original price $9.00
Original price $9.00 - Original price $9.00
Original price $9.00
Current price $7.00
$7.00 - $7.00
Current price $7.00
Approx. ~122 beads |
2mm Hole |
32 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. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Each bead measure 7 mm in diameter. Two strands shown in photo however strands are sold individually.

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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. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Each bead measure 7 mm in diameter. Two strands shown in photo however strands are sold individually.

Specifications

Strand Length 32 inches
Bead Size 6 X 7mm dia
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads ~122 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325904648
SKU SAND-CYL-MULTI-14

Specifications

Strand Length 32 inches
Bead Size 6 X 7mm dia
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads ~122 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325904648
SKU SAND-CYL-MULTI-14