Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces
Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces Clear Krobo Recycled African Glass Beads, Sea Glass, 14mm, 40 pieces
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These recycled glass beads are made in Ghana by the Krobo tribe. I love the subtle boldness of them, and they have such a great shape as well as a large hole! These would be great for stringing on leather or other cords.

Bead Size: 14mm diameter
Strand Length: 24"
Approximate # of Beads: 40-45
Hole Size: 3mm
Color: Frosted White
Country of Origin: Ghana

Such a great round shape that it is slightly imperfect, lending that handmade feel to your creations. The beads vary slightly in size, but they are approximately 14x12mm, with about a 3mm hole. These beads are strung in a loop on a raffia, the way they are traditionally strung in Africa. The strand is approximately 24" long, with 40 beads.

These beads are made from crushing glass beads into a fine powder and heating it in a mold. A cassava leaf stem is swirled around inside the mold to make the hole. They are baked in an oven where the glass fuses, and the cassava stem burns away. It's a fascinating technique that I have been lucky enough to witness. This is the same technique that has been used in Africa for centuries.


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