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Sandcast Beads


A strand of about 71 brown barrel shaped Sandcast Recycled Glass  Beads with white and green designs strung on raffia 34″ long. The beads are around 10×11 mm. These recycled glass beads were handcrafted in Ghana, Africa by crushing old, discarded glass, adding colorant and then pouring the coloured powder in layers into  molds. The stem of a local plant is added, this burns away during firing, leaving a hole for stringing.   The beads are fired in a woodburning earthen oven. Ghana is famous for this type of bead.