A strand of 45 Sandcast Recycled Glass Beads strung on raffia 30″ long. The beads are around 11-14×11 mm and are a mix of colours; blue, yellow, brown and white. These recycled glass beads were handcrafted in Ghana, Africa by crushing old, discarded glass,, adding colorant and then pouring the powder into clay molds. The stem of a local plant is added, this burns away during firing, leaving a hole for stringing. The beads are fired in a woodburning earthen oven. Ghana is famous for this type of bead.