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Fantastic Large Animal Print Ghana Glass Bead Necklace

Ghana Vintage Jewellery
2000's

in stock

1
$129.00

Big, handmade glass bead necklace with yellow, chocolate and rust coloured animal-esque print beads. These beautiful beads are handcrafted in Ghana, Africa from recycled glass and they are newly strung here in Australia. They are a large bead, bright colours and nicely made pattern. The clasp is a sterling silver round box clasp clasp, fittings are all sterling silver. This is a stunning bead, the pattern is a detailed, a great graphic pattern in the glass itself not fired on and made with a careful hand.

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 dyed patterns or hand decorated after firing with painted layers and then fired again - 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 60.5cm / Each Bead is 1.6cm x 1.3cm

Weight

148

Hallmark

925

Materials

Glass Beads, 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!