Sand Cast-Black Rock
10x12mm Glass Barrel Bead IHD Varies: 1.5-2mm
Looking as much like rock as a glass bead could, these sand cast beads are made from recycled glass by the local artisans of the Krobo Mountains. Living and working in Ghana, West Africa, the bead makers begin by making a fine powder of the glass and heating it until it will pour into individual bead molds. A stalk from the Cassava tree is used to form the hole and as the bead is fired (in a kiln made from termite clay), the twig burns away, leaving a hole. Each bead is unique, so love the variations in size, shape and coloring.