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African Glass Beads

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Reminiscent of found sea glass, these beads are made through an elegant process of gathering old, broken, and unused glass pieces that are ground into powder and remade into these soulful beads. The artists crush the reclaimed glass and pour it into handmade clay molds, then fire it, where the glass dust melts and fuses into a single bead that solidifies at room temperature.

This environmentally-conscious traditional art contributes to the local economy. Due to the handmade nature of these beads, each one is uniquely beautiful with cracks and marks from the process. Each strand is strung on raffia and can be worn as jewelry or as natural home decor in a wooden bowl, hung on the wall—most stunningly layered.

ORIGIN: Africa

MATERIAL: Glass

SIZE: 13 1/2"L