Sand Cast- Blue River
10x12mm Glass Barrel Bead IHD Varies: 1.5-2mm
From recycled glass, local bead makers of Ghana create sand cast beads in the Krobo Mountains of West Africa. They 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.