Skip to content

Country

Vintage African Sandcast Beads (9mm)

5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Sold out
Original price $10.00 - Original price $10.00
Original price $10.00
$10.00
$10.00 - $10.00
Current price $10.00
Approx. 100 beads |
2mm Hole |
38 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 bead measures approximately 3-15 x 6-9mm, with a hole size of approximately 2mm. You will receive one strand measuring approximately 38". There are around 100 beads on each strand. While most of the beads are believed to be vintage, there are some newer beads interspersed. Each strand is unique and may slightly vary from the pictured beads. Grab this versatile artisan strand for yourself today!

Free Shipping on US Orders $99+

Product Details

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 bead measures approximately 3-15 x 6-9mm, with a hole size of approximately 2mm. You will receive one strand measuring approximately 38". There are around 100 beads on each strand. While most of the beads are believed to be vintage, there are some newer beads interspersed. Each strand is unique and may slightly vary from the pictured beads. Grab this versatile artisan strand for yourself today!

Specifications

Strand Length 38 inches
Bead Size 3-15 x 6-9mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 100 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325919024
SKU SND-CYL-MIX-508

Specifications

Strand Length 38 inches
Bead Size 3-15 x 6-9mm
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 100 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Multicolor
Shape Cylinder
UPC 739325919024
SKU SND-CYL-MIX-508
5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 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
2 reviews
  • KR
    Kathryn R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Used For Designing Jewelry
    Type of Use Personal
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Fascinating Beads

    These beats are a bit smaller than many of the krobo beads. I normally work with. And the colors are very subdued. I believe I will enjoy working with these and integrating them into my Krobo bead necklaces. I might also use them with other beads. I think they offer many possibilities and I would definitely recommend them to designers who want to work with Something different.

  • KT
    kathy t.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Used For Designing Jewelry
    Type of Use Business
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Sandbeads

    Very nice and attractive beads.

Reviews LoadedReviews Added