A strand of 59 blue and white Sandcast Beads on raffia 22″ long. The beads are about 6-9×9 mm and are royal blue 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 wood burning earthen oven. Ghana is famous for this type of bead.