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Multicolored African Sandcast Beads

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
Original price $8.50 - Original price $8.50
Original price $8.50
$8.50
$8.50 - $8.50
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Approx. 160 beads |
1.5mm Hole |
30-32 inches Strand Length
Checkout this beautiful multicolored strand of African 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 Ghananians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Each unique strand measures approximately 32" in length and may vary slightly from picture shown.

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Checkout this beautiful multicolored strand of African 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 Ghananians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. Each unique strand measures approximately 32" in length and may vary slightly from picture shown.

Specifications

Strand Length 30-32 inches
Bead Size 3-14 x 4-9mm
Hole Size 1.5mm
Number of Beads 160 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Round
UPC 739325904242
SKU SAND-CYL-MIX-06

Specifications

Strand Length 30-32 inches
Bead Size 3-14 x 4-9mm
Hole Size 1.5mm
Number of Beads 160 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Round
UPC 739325904242
SKU SAND-CYL-MIX-06
5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 9 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
9 reviews
  • JM
    Janie M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Used For Designing Jewelry
    Type of Use Business
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    African bead bracelets.

    Love them!! You never disappoint!!

  • CE
    Constance E.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Used For Designing Jewelry
    Type of Use Personal
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Funky funny beads

    Very charming and fun for beach days!

  • DS
    Donna S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Used For Designing Jewelry
    Type of Use Personal
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great experience

    Loved all the beads!

  • CN
    Carol N.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Colorful beads

    I love these beads. I have them placed in a wooden bowl on my entryway table.. colorful touch.

  • K
    Katya
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Lovely variety

    I ordered several strands and was able to create many pieces of jewelry with understated subtle colors. I made something with yellow tones, blue tones and green tones, spaced with brass spacers. I found the variety of sizes and colors fun to work with.

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