A bracelet sized strand of 22 tubular Sandcast Beads strung on string 10″ long. The beads are 8×10 mm and are blue and green. 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 different colours come from the different coloured powdered glass that is poured into the molds (rather than being painted on later). 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.
There are also larger beads this same oatmeally colour as shown in the last photo..