A strand of about 40 hand painted Recycled Glass Beads strung on string 20″ long. These beads are sometimes called bottle glass beads and once made are painted by hand. The design on these beads resemble eyes and eye beads were used to ward off evil spirits and when worn would protect the wearer from harm. The bead is blue glass. These beads are handmade so will vary in size and colour. Each bead is about 11x14mm.
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.