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Large Ghana Spiral Elbow Bead Necklace

Ghana Vintage Jewellery
2000's

in stock

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$129.00

Amazing large spiral polkadot glass elbow bead necklace made from beads handcrafted in Ghana, Africa. They are a large, yellow and tangerine cylinder elbow bead with a delicate and very painted polkadot motif in blue and white. The clasp is a sterling silver and enamel box clasp clasp with two little fish, fittings are all sterling silver. This is an amazing big, bold and bright bead, the pattern is a detailed and has been painted in gorgeous colours.

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.

Elbow beads are naturally not uniform and lay in a squiggle formation around the neck, enough space has been left when strung for you to twist the beads to sit to your liking when on.

Item Details

Size

`Approx 69cm Wearable Length / Each Bead 1.4cm x 3.1cm

Weight

128 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!