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African Recycled Glass Rondel Seafoam 4x12mm (approx)
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African Recycled Glass Rondel Seafoam 4x12mm (approx)
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African Recycled Glass Rondel Seafoam 4x12mm (approx)

African Recycled Glass Rondel Seafoam 4x12mm (approx)

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Pale blue green, seafoam recycled glass beads made in Ghana, west Africa. These rondels are fairly uniform in diameter and only slightly domed like a flattened donut. Because of they are made in a simple wood-fired furnace where temperature is not easily controlled, the finish can vary from rough to shiny.

These are the most recent development in a long tradition of Krobo beadmaking. The process begins with crushing glass to a fine powder. The glass is then poured into clay molds and a cassava leaf stem is set in the middle of each mold to make the hole. As they heat in the oven, the stem burns up, leaving a hole in the center. The beads must be removed when they have barely fused. If they get too hot, molten glass will collapse the hole. These beads have been made since the early 1900ís from old glass bottles. Originally green beads came from wine bottles, amber from beer bottles and blue from medicine bottles. Today commercial coloring agents can be added to increase the palette. We carry a variety of colors.

Each strand is at least 20" long and contains approximately 130-140 beads.
Price: $30.00 (strand) Qty: Add to Cart

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