Ashanti Glass Beads – Lara & Lou

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Ashanti Glass Beads
Ashanti Glass Beads
Ashanti Glass Beads

Ashanti Glass Beads

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Nothing adds a touch of character to a room more than a strand of rustic, handmade beads. Browse our selection of decorative beads which can be used for home and interior decor. Lay one across the coffee table, break the strand put the beads in a bowl, or do anything else creative to add some character to your space!

Dimensions
*4 x 14mm bead, 3mm stringing hole
*Strand Length- 24 inches
The process of making these saucer beads is unique to Africa and has been used for over 1000 years. Pulverized glass of various colors is poured into a clay mold, using a cassava stem for the bead's hole. The mold is placed in a furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting and the stem burns out. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. 

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