African Sandcast Recycled Glass Beads

African Sandcast Recycled Glass Beads

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Because these beads are handmade, each is unique!
Expect slight variations in shape/ size and markings
Beads measure approximately 10 - 15 x 6 mm with large 2 mm holes

Listed price is for one group of 23 beads

Sand cast beads are also referred to as powdered glass beads and feature glass beads crafted by hand. These beads were popularly used as currency during trade in West African countries such as Ghana. Sand cast beads are made in a process which has bead makers grinding up bottles or other scrap glass to produce recycled beads. These are then fired in clay molds at a relatively low temperature in order to give the beads texture.