A strand of green Sandcast Recycled Glass Beads strung on string 24″ long. The beads are around 4 mm round. 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. These tiny beads are the most labour intensive. There are two sizes for this colour as you will see in the photo. This strand is the smaller beads. The beads are fired in a woodburning earthen oven. Ghana is famous for this type of bead.