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Black White + Red Handcrafted Glass Disk Bead Necklace

Ghana Vintage Jewellery
2000's

in stock

1
$119.00

Amazing recycled-glass disk bead necklace. These beautiful beads are handcrafted in Ghana, Africa. They are a reddish-pink, black and white disk bead with a delicate and detailed painted pattern. The clasp is a lovely sterling silver round box clasp clasp, fittings are all sterling silver. This is a stunning bead, the pattern is a detailed and delicate pattern. This is a unique vintage bead necklace.

The beads are handmade, vintage recycled-glass beads from Ghana called Krobo beads. They are crafted 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 in patterns or hand decorated with painted layers and fired between each layer, so 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 58cm / Each Bead 1.2cm x 0.4cm

Weight

78 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 different.

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!