3mm Vinyl Record Beads: African Waist Beads, Outer Banks Style BeadsWoman Shops World
These fabulous bright beads hail from Ghana, West Africa. They are authentic vinyl record beads, (not the new replicas coming from China!) Commonly known as "vinyl record beads," as they used to be made from recycled records. Now they are made from vulcanite, which is a compressed rubber product commonly used in the Victorian period to make jewelry.
Traditionally, women in various parts of Africa wear these beads as waist beads. The beads in this listing are incredibly vibrant colors, and they are tiny, perfect for so many projects!
Bead Size: 3 x 1mm
Strand Length: varied (32-38")
Approximate # of Beads: 1000+
Hole Size: 1mm
These make great spacer beads. They are strung in a loop, the way they are traditionally strung in Africa, so they could also be worn as-is.
Our beads are authentic African beads, from Kumasi, Ghana. Please see the video at the bottom of our photos for a glimpse into the bead market where our beads come from.
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