Beautiful swirled deep blue coloring is reminiscent of ocean waves. These bead garlands are a must have decor piece for any lover of the sea!
These stunning recycled glass bead strands are made by the Krobo People of Ghana, Africa.
Powder glass beads are made by crushing glass to a fine powder and heating it so that the particles fuse together. The glass is then poured into clay molds, with a cassava leaf stem used to make the hole. They are baked in an oven and the glass fuses and the cassava stem burns up. This technique has been used in Africa for centuries.
NOTE: these are handmade and each piece is slightly unique. Imperfections are to be expected, but they only add to the unique natural charm of each strand.
The Bead Chest works with developing communities throughout Africa to bring you some of the most beautiful, handmade beading treasures in the world. All items that we source direct are fair trade.