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  • Fused Recycled Glass Disk Beads Fused Recycled Glass Disk Beads
    A strand of about 108 gorgeous Rainbow Fused Recycled Glass Lifesaver beads on string 18" long. These recycled beads were bought directly from a Trader in Ghana where the artisans hand make the beads in the labor intensive method of their ancestors from crushing glass to baking the final product in wood ovens. These beads are made by recycling previously used beads. The beads are melted together in a clay oven to make this beautiful mosaic of colors. Each bead is approx. 10 mm.      
  • Looking Back Pendant Looking Back Pendant

    Looking Back Pendant

    $4.00$18.00
    The Adinkra  symbol Sankofa is  a mythical bird with its feet firmly planted forward with its head turned backwards. Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana.  The literal translation of the word and the symbol is it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.”  The Akan believe the past serves as a guide for planning the future. To the Akan, it is this wisdom in learning from the past which ensures a strong future. These are a variety of the Sankofa as pendants found in the Bead Markets of Ghana, W.Africa during Funky Frog's many Bead Hunts over the years.  
  • Elephant Pendant Elephant Pendant
    Beautiful Lost Wax Brass Elephant Pendants.... handmade for Funky Frog by the Kokofrom guys in Kumasi. When you think of Africa you think of Elephants! "Elephants are highly intelligent animals with complex emotions, feelings, compassion and self-awareness (elephants are one of very few species to recognize themselves in a mirror!). The gestation period of an elephant is 22 months. That's almost 2 years, the longest pregnancy of any mammal! And they are the largest land animal on earth!" (Thanks, Google) These elephants have a quirky naive quality to them ...
  • Filligree Bird Pendant Necklace Filligree Bird Pendant
    Due to popular demand we had these Filligree Birds handmade by the Kokofrom Gang in Kumasi so we could have them back in stock. The birds are quite quirky and have a naive quality. They  are 2 1/2" long... Need an idea how to use them? Check out Funky Frog's Bird necklace in the second photo! Ghana is famous for  Lost Wax Brass beads.... The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...    
  • Recycled Glass Beads Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 39  Recycled Glass Beads in a rainbow of colours strung on hemp 24" long. These  17mm Recycled Glass  beads have an earthy, natural feel and look. Ghana is famous for these recycled beads made from recycled glass bottles. These recycled beads were bought directly from the small factory in Accra, Ghana where the artisans hand make the beads in the labor intensive method of their ancestors from crushing glass to baking the final product in wood ovens.
  • Bodom Recycled Glass Beads Bodom Recycled Glass Beads
    A large translucent 30 mm Recycled Glass Bodom Bead in 5 beautiful colours.  This jumbo bead needs a special project or simply a few Bodoms  in a bowl  is beautiful! Ghana is famous for these recycled glass beads which are still handmade using the ancient methods from crushing recycled glass to firing the beads in a woodburning oven.  
  • 4 mixes of various shaped Recycled Glass Beads  with slight variations .... The strand you pick will add colour and interest to any project. Two strands will make a fun necklace on their own!! These recycled glass beads were purchased straight from the small factory which hand crafts them using the methods of their ancestors, from crushing recycled bottles all the way to firing them in a wood burning oven. The beads are handmade so will vary in shape, size and colour.
  • A strand of 63 gorgeous Yellow with swirled Black Recycled Glass Beads made with ancient material. Adele, Queen Mother of the Agormanya Bead Market always has very fancy recycled Glass Beads you cannot find anywhere else. Her secret she says is that the 'old' material of the ancients is used to make the beads. Whatever she does her beads are really gorgeous and invoke the 'Old Trade Beads' for sure. I hated to break up this strand but will if you are interested in having only a few of these gorgeous beads. The medium sized beads are $4/bead, the larger beads are $6/bead and the large Bodom is $20. Please contact us if you are interested in just a few beads.
  • A strand of various Fancy African Recycled Glass Beads handcrafted in Ghana. The strand is about 13" long and the largest bead is 35x30mm. These beads were bought in the Agomanya Market from the wonderful Bead section there...
  • A strand of various Fancy African Recycled Glass Beads handcrafted in Ghana. The strand is about 13" long and the largest bead is about 25x28mm. These beads were bought in the Agomanya Market from the wonderful Bead section there... The beads are handcrafted so there might be variations between the two strands available.
  • A strand of various Fancy African Recycled Glass Beads handcrafted in Ghana. The strand is about 13" long and the largest bead is 26x30mm. These beads were bought in the Agomanya Market from the wonderful Bead section there...
  • A strand of  gorgeous Fancy Recycled Glass Beads made with ancient material. Adele, Queen Mother of the Agormanya Bead Market always has very fancy recycled Glass Beads you cannot find anywhere else. Her secret she says is that the 'old' material of the ancients is used to make the beads. Whatever she does her beads are really gorgeous and invoke the 'Old Trade Beads' for sure. I hated to break up this strand but will if you are interested in having only a few of these gorgeous beads. The medium sized beads are $4/bead, the larger beads are $6/bead and the large Bodom is $20. Please contact us if you are interested in just a few beads.
  • 10 Rainbow Fused Recycled Glass beads on cord. These recycled beads were bought directly from the small factory, TK Beads in Accra, Ghana where the artisans hand make the beads in the labor intensive method of their ancestors from crushing glass to baking the final product in wood ovens. These beads are made by recycling previously used beads. The beads are melted together in a clay oven to make this beautiful mosaic of colors. Each bead is approx. 19x7 mm. In the fourth image you can see the large, medium and small Fused Recycled Glass Beads available. These are the large sized beads. $7/10 beads
  • A gorgeous strand of 32 colourful Fused Recycled Glass beads on string 22" long. These recycled beads were bought directly from the small factory, TK Beads in Accra, Ghana where the artisans hand make the beads in the labor intensive method of their ancestors from crushing glass to baking the final product in wood ovens. These beads are made by recycling previously used beads, Ghana's answer to Fimo Beads! The beads are melted together in a clay oven to make this beautiful mosaic of colors. Each bead is approx. 14 x19 mm. The beads are handcrafted so will vary in size and shape but they are all a quadrilateral or 4 sided shape.
  • Fused Rainbow Recycled Glass Beads Fused Rainbow Recycled Glass Beads
    A gorgeous strand of colourful Fused Recycled Glass Beads in a rainbow of colours. These recycled beads were bought directly from the small factory, TK Beads in Accra, Ghana where the artisans hand make the beads in the labor intensive method of their ancestors from crushing glass to baking the final product in wood ovens. These beads are made by recycling previously used beads. The beads are melted together in a clay oven to make this beautiful mosaic of colors. Since the beads are handmade there will be variations in size, colour and design. You will receive a strand pictured in the photo. The beads are available in Small, Medium and Large clearly depicted in the third image. The strand of the small 9 mm Fused Recycled Glass Beads has 54 Beads on string 20″ long. $12 / strand The strand of the medium 14 mm Fused Recycled Glass Beads has 48 Beads on string 20″ long. $16 / strand The strand of the large 16 mm Fused Recycled Glass Beads has 40 Beads on string 22″ long. $19 / strand      
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 12 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a terracota background and a white, blue and teal design. The beads are 15x12 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 21 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a black background and a white, yellow and red design. The beads are 12x12 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 10 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a white background and black and blue dots. The beads are 28x11 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of about 21 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a white background and black and blue dots. The beads are 11x15 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 10 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a blue background and a yellow and white design. The beads are 27x10 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 10 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a terracotta brown background and a blue and white design. The beads are 26x11 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads
    A strand of 10 Handpainted Recycled Glass Beads with a grey background and a blue, red and white design. The beads are 25x11 mm. These beads are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape.
  • These Recycled Glass Beads are a beautiful set of mix and match beads. You can either mix and match sizes and shapes of one colour or if you want something more colourful you could mix and match colours and sizes and shapes!! This mix and match set is a gorgeous Royal Blue. Here we are presenting the smallest bead which is a size 2 or 8mm. There are about 74 beads on each strand. The beads are beautifully polished by hand. There are 4 sizes in this colour: 8 mm, 11-12 mm, 13-15 mm and 17 mm . These beads are hand made by a very innovative Bead Designer for Funky Frog.
  • These Recycled Glass Beads are a beautiful set of mix and match beads. You can either mix and match sizes and shapes of one colour or if you want something more colourful you could mix and match colours and sizes and shapes!! This mix and match set is a gorgeous Royal Blue. Here we are presenting the bead which is a size 5 or 13-15mm. There are about 43 beads on each strand. The beads are beautifully polished by hand. There are 4 sizes in this colour: 8 mm, 11-12 mm, 13-15 mm and 17 mm . These beads are hand made by a very innovative Bead Designer for Funky Frog.

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