A bracelet sized strand of 16 barrel shaped Sandcast Beads strung on string 10″ long. The beads are 16×12 mm and are red with a white,yellow,pink and blue design. 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 colours are not painted on rather the colours come from the different coloured powders which are poured into the mold to create a specific design. Yes! Wow! You need a steady hand for these beads… 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..