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Vintage Blue Sandcast Beads

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Original price $12.00 - Original price $12.00
Original price $12.00
$12.00
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Current price $12.00
Approx. 50 beads |
2mm Hole |
26 inches Strand Length
Checkout this beautiful strand of blue sandcast beads from Ghana, West Africa. 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. Shade of blue may slightly from photo.

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Checkout this beautiful strand of blue sandcast beads from Ghana, West Africa. 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. Shade of blue may slightly from photo.

Specifications

Strand Length 26 inches
Bead Size 10-14 x 11mm diameter
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 50 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Cylinder
SKU SND-CYL-BLU-190

Specifications

Strand Length 26 inches
Bead Size 10-14 x 11mm diameter
Hole Size 2mm
Number of Beads 50 (approximation)
Found In Ghana
Material Glass
Color Blue
Shape Cylinder
SKU SND-CYL-BLU-190