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Sandcast Beads (3 Strands)

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Approx. 21 beads |
14 inches each Strand Length
Checkout these three beautiful strands 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 Ghananians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. The strand measures approximately 14" with beads measuring anywhere from 12 - 18 mm in length.

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Checkout these three beautiful strands 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 Ghananians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. The strand measures approximately 14" with beads measuring anywhere from 12 - 18 mm in length.

Specifications

Strand Length 14 inches each
Bead Size 12 - 18mm
Number of Beads 21 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Tube
SKU SAND-3STR-217

Specifications

Strand Length 14 inches each
Bead Size 12 - 18mm
Number of Beads 21 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Tube
SKU SAND-3STR-217