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60g Glass Beads Powdered Krobo Mixed Beads Selection (00947-001)

60g Glass Beads Powdered Krobo Selection Mixed Beads 12mm to 24mm. Krobo beads are recycled glass beads manufactured in Ghana. These mixed beads are named after the Krobo mountain area where these beads are typically produced.

The manufacturing process involves crushing up bottles and other glass items to create a fine powder. This powder is then coloured with ceramic dyes before being placed into a clay mould. Different patterns are created by carefully layering the powder, or alternatively painting directly onto a moulded bead before re-firing to set the design. The holes in the beads are created using a cassava stalk which burns away when the beads are in the kiln.

As with all handmade beads, sizes and shapes will vary, and these particular beads show the method of their making more than some. The mustard washer beads are 12mm in diameter, and the largest blue barrel beads are 24mm in length hole to hole.

The 60g mix will contain about 20 beads, with those illustrated being a representative selection.

African Krobo beads manufactured in Ghana.

Purchasing Details

Colour Assorted
Colour Group Assorted
Size Assorted
Hole Diameter 2.5mm
Hole Orientation Various
Item Type Bead
Category Glass
Shape Assorted
Availability OUT OF STOCK
Price per 60g pack
1+ £3.95
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