Product DescriptionKrobo tribes-people are world-renown for the beautiful recycled glass beads they create using a process developed by their forebears. Interestingly, the powder glass method used to make these African beads is as simple as it is elegant. The artists that specialize in making these beads will go about and gather old, broken, or otherwise unutilized pieces of glass. These they crush with stones or other tools into a versatile powder that can be shaped in bead molds designed for this purpose. Once heated inside a clay bead mold, the glass melts from thousands of small pieces into a single piece of glass that solidifies at room temperature. The production these recycled glass beads is most common in Ghana where is both good for the local economy, friendly to the environment, and a testament to an ancient bead making tradition that is both beautiful and historic at the same time.
This is an unusually large set of beads. May be used as a necklace, centerpiece beads, or even wall hanging. Note that the weight is over 2 pounds. A few beads may be chipped or cracked. You will receive a strand similar to what is pictured. Please note: a shipping surcharge may apply ONLY FOR NON-USA shipping addresses. Please inquire in advance for an estimate if necessary.
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These are gorgeous! Will send pics when I style!
We bought the Super jumbo clear Aqua recycled glass beads and they are awesome. We just love the way they look. We have been very pleased with all of our purchases from the Bead Chest. We look forward to shopping with them in the future!
I love buying beads from the Bead Chest. When I open the package that arrived on time, it was like a Christmas present, each strand of beads were wrapped individually. It is a pleasure to receive a quality product that is packed with such great care. I will continue to purchase beads from the Bead Chest.