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Lime Candy Polkadot Glass Bead Necklace

Ghana Vintage Jewellery
2000's

in stock

1
$119.00

Delicious recycled glass disk necklace. The beads were handcrafted in Ghana, Africa in a edible lime with a blue polkadot pattern. The clasp is a lovely sterling silver box clasp clasp, fittings are all sterling silver. This is a large, bright and fun 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 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 and sterling silver fittings. They are bright and bold African bead necklaces that look fantastic with a few on together in different patterns.

Item Details

Size

Wearable Length 63.5cm / Each Bead is 1.6cm x 1.3cm

Weight

123 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!