Spotted Blue Krobo Bead
Approx 25x11mm Glass Bead, IHD: 3.5mm
Made by the people of Krobo Mountain in Ghana, West Africa. These are reproductions old Venetian fancy trade beads. Made from bottles and other glass items that are turned into powder, then poured into molds in order to create this nice looking drum shaped bead. Decorations on the beads are made with a paste made of colored glass powder and water, which is applied by hand using a thin wooden stalk. They are fired a second time to secure the design.
Sizing Info: Size varies, approx 25x11mm with a 3.5mm hole. Expect variations in size, color and shape as they are completely handmade.