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Blue Hand Painted Recycled Glass Bead Necklace

Ghana Vintage Jewellery
2000's

in stock

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$119.00

Amazing large glass bead necklace. Handcrafted deep blue beads with fantastic white, yellow and green hand painted dot pattern and a sterling silver and enamel box clasp with two little fish. This is a large, bright and fun bead necklace with sterling silver quality fittings.

The beads are hand made vintage recycled-glass beads from Ghana, Africa. Krobo beads‬ are ‪handmade‬ 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, hand decorated in 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.

Item Details

Size

Wearable Length 63cm / Each Bead 1cm x 1.2cm

Weight

137 Grams

Hallmark

925

Materials

Recycled Glass, Sterling Silver

Condition Report

New. Beads were made in the last decade from recycled glass and the necklace itself is newly strung. Please note the beads have a handcrafted look, they are not uniform - bead 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!