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SOLD Amazing Ghana Bee Striped Glass Bead Necklace

Ghana Vintage Jewellery

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$109.00

Amazing, detailed little bee striped bead necklace made from recycled-glass beads handcrafted in Ghana, Africa. These are a smallish glossy bead, lantern shaped with a lovely deep brown/black stripe on a yellow background, kiln fired glass pattern rather than painted on . The clasp is a sterling silver box clasp clasp, fittings are all sterling silver. This is an amazing bead, a detailed and sophisticated pattern in lovely bright colours and very smooth to the touch.

The beads are Krobo beads, a handmade glass bead crafted in Ghana, Africa from recycled glass bottles. They bottles are broken into chips or ground to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle, they are kiln fired in clay moulds in patterns or hand decorated with painted layers and fired between each layer - each bead is a slightly different shape and pattern. These necklaces are newly strung on sturdy c-lon with a new sterling silver tab clasp. They are bright and bold African bead necklaces that look fantastic with a few on together in different patterns.

Item Details

Size

Wearable Length 67.5cm / Each Bead

Weight

80 Grams

Hallmark

925

Materials

Recycled Glass, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

New. Beads were crafted in the last decade from recycled glass and have not been previously worn, the necklace itself is newly strung. Please note the beads have a handcrafted look, they are not uniform - each is slightly differen

About this Piece

Krobo Beads

These ‪‎vintage‬ ‪glass ‪beads‬ are ‪handmade‬ in Ghana from recycled glass bottles; broken into chips or ground to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle, they are kiln fired in clay moulds with a stick at their centre which burns away during the firing but leaves a hole in the centre for threading. They are hand decorated either with various coloured dyed glass chips or hand painted and fired again. Each bead is a slightly different size, shape and pattern. Ghana has a long history with trade beads, sadly many of their valuable antique trade beads have been taken from the country but the bead making is a strong tradition - lucky for the world of bead lovers!